Braida Thomas

                                              

Braida, from Brisbane, started gymnastics at the age of 4 and has loved it ever since.  Thomas' best apparatus is the Double Mini Trampoline with her favourite skill being a Full Out. Braida has made multiple appearances at the Australian National Championships with her best performance being the 2013 National Championships where won the gold on Individual Trampoline and a gold on Synchronised Trampoline.

QUICK FACTS

Birthplace: Blackburn
Occupation: Referee
Five words that best describe you: Fun and outgoing
Current residence: Brisbane, QLD
Most admired sportsperson: Austin White
Favourite movie: The Lion King
Favourite music: Anything
Have any of your family members competed in elite sport?  Yes, little sister does Trampolining, middle sister does swimming.
How do you relax when you are not in the gym?  Hanging out with friends 

TRAINING INFORMATION

Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 4 or 5 - just saw people doing flips and said I wanted to do that
First Club: Ingleburn
First Coach: Norm and Heidi Handoman
Current Club: Robertson Gymnastics Club
Current Coach: Danielle Horn & Darren Gillis
Best apparatus: Double Mini
Favourite skill: Full out
Most difficult skill to learn:  Full, full 

MOST SIGNIFICANT

Best National Performance: 2013 Australian Gymnastics Championships
Best International Performance: 2014 Youth Olympic Games - 6th Place
Best Gymnastics Moment: Competing at the Youth Olympic Games

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Year
Event
Age Gr.
TRP
DMT
TUM
SYNCHRO
2016 Australian  Championships Senior

-
2015
Australian  Championships
 Senior
5th - - 2nd
2014 Australian  Championships Junior 2nd - - 1st
2013
Australian  Championships
Junior
U17
1st
1st
-
-
-
-
1st
-
2012
Australian Championships
Junior
U17
1st
2nd
-
-
-
-
2nd
6th
2011
Australian Championships
Junior
U15
2nd
2nd
- - 1st
10th
2010
Australian  Championships
Junior
U15
7th
4th
-
-
-
-
4th
6th

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Year
Event
Age Gr.
TRP
DMT
TUM
SYNCHRO
2015 World Championships, DEN Senior 54th - - -
2015 Valladolid World Cup, SPN Senior 33rd - - -
2014 Youth Olympic Games, CHN - 6th - - -
2014 Pacific Rim Championships, CAN Junior 7th - - 1st
2013 World Age Group Competition, BUL U17 11th - - 8th
2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, AUS Junior 6th - - 4th
2013 New Zealand National Championships, NZ Junior 21st - - 1st
2012 Indo Pacific Championships, AUS U17 2nd - - 1st
2011 World Age Group Competition, UK U15 12th - - -
2010 Indo Pacific Championships, CAN U15 7th - - 3rd

MAJOR EVENTS HISTORY

World Championships: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 World Age Group Competition
2015 World Championships
Olympic Games: N/A