Jessica Pickering


        

Jessica Pickering's  experience on both the national and international level have cemented her place as one to watch over the coming years.

Internationally, competing in two World Age Championships and the 2014 Indo Pacific Championships, has provided Jessica with the confidence to compete on the world stage which saw her claim the bronze medal for Synchro at the 2013 World Age Championships. 

2015 was an outstanding year for Jessica on the national stage which saw her take a clean sweep of the silver medals (TRP, DMT & Sync) at the Australian Championships held at Hisense Arena in Melbourne. 

Jessica's favourite aspect of being a gymnast is "making friends from all over the country and worldwide".  

QUICK FACTS

Birthplace: North Gosford, NSW
Occupation: Student
Nickname: Jess
Sporting motto: Defy Gravity
Most admired sportsperson: Brett Austine
Favourite sports team: Parramatta Eels (NRL)
Favourite music: Troye Sivan
Favourite movie: Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton Remake)

General Information

Currently Studying: Year 9
Have any of your family members competed in elite sport? No, but both parents played regional representative sport in their teenage years
Best piece of advice received: Stay true to who you are
Superstitious or pre-competition rituals: Visualise my routine or rap in my head.
How do you relax when you are not in the gym? Draw, listen to music, read
Strength as a gymnast: Willing to learn new things / I laugh a lot

TRAINING INFORMATION

Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 7 Years Old - mum thought I was going to break my neck on our backyard trampoline so
she wanted me to learn to jump safely
First Club: Eastlake Trampoline Sports
First Coach: Ty Swadling
Current Club: Eastlake Trampoline Sports
Current Coach: Brett Austine
Best apparatus: Trampoline
Favourite skill: Half Rudi
Most difficult skill to learn: Half Out

MOST SIGNIFICANT

Best National Performance: 2015 Australian Championships - 2nd TRP, 2nd DMT, 2 Sync
Best International Performance: 2013 16th in TRP and 3rd in Sync
Best Trampolining Moment: Winning the bronze medal in sync at my 1st International Competition (2013 World Age Group Championships in Bulgaria)

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Year
Event
Age Gr.
TRP
DMT
TUM
SYNCHRO
2016 Australian Championships Junior International 7th 13th - 3rd
2015 Australian Championships Youth International 2nd 2nd - 2nd
2014 Australian Championships Youth International
4th 2nd(U15) -
4th
2013 Australian Championships U13 23rd 13th - 1st
2012 Australian Championships U13 11th 18th - 2nd
2011 Australian Championships
U11
2nd
7th
-
4th

INTERNATIONAL EVENT RESULTS

Year
Event
Age Gr.
TRP
DMT
TUM
SYNCHRO
2015 World Age Group Championships (Odense, Denmark) U15 22nd 32nd - 6th
2014 Indo Pacific Championships (Sun City, South Africa) U15 8th
- 2nd
2013 World Age Group Championships U13 16th - - 3rd

MAJOR EVENT HISTORY

World Championships: 2013, 2015 World Age Championships
Olympic Games N/A