Alexandra Eade


Alexandra Eade has made a solid start to her senior career, which culminated in being selected for the team to contest the Aquece Rio Test Event earlier this year.

A decorated junior career – spanning 10 Australian titles, as well as a gold medal for Vault in the 2011 Pre-Olympic Youth Cup, saw Eade make the move to senior competition in 2014. Eade was a member of the gold-medal winning Victorian team in both the 2014 and 2015 Australian Gymnastics Championships, while she also finished fourth with the Australian team in Jesolo in 2014.

In 2015, Alex went to represent Australia at the Elite Gym Massilia in France where she brought home a bronze medal on floor and placed equal 4th on vault. 

While injury keeps her from competing on bars, Alex competed the other three events in the 2016 Australian Championships and came a credible fourth on Beam, fifth on Floor and sixth on Vault. 

Eade trains at the National Centre of Excellence (Melbourne) with Australian Team members Georgia-Rose Brown, Mary-Anne Monckton and Kiara Munteanu. 



Birthplace: Sydney, NSW
Current Residence: Melbourne, VIC
Occupation: Student - Year 12
Nickname: Al, Smalex
Sporting motto: It's not bragging if you can back it up
Most admired sportsperson: Georgia-Rose Brown
Favourite sports team: Norwegian Curling Team
Favourite music: All
Favourite movie: 21 Jump Street
Five words that best describe you: Determined, persistent, sarcastic, funny, confident
Have any of your family members been elite athletes? Dad did rowing for NZ
Best piece of advice ever received: Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn - then be a unicorn
How do you relax when you're not in the gym? Sleeping


Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 4 - Found ballet boring
First Club: Grips Gymnastics Clubs
First Coach: Gil
Current Club: National Centre of Excellence (Melbourne)
Current Coach: Tracey Penaluna and Mikhail Barabach
Best apparatus: Floor
Favourite skill: Double layout on Floor
Most difficult skill to learn: Reverse giant
Favourite aspect of being a gymnast: Having a cool party trick
Most difficult skill to learn: Power


Best National Performance: 2013 Australian Championships
Best International Performance: 2011 Pre Olympic Youth Cup
Best Gymnastic Moment: Representing Australia for the first time


Year Jun/Snr Team AA VT UB BB FX
2016 Senior 1st 14th
 4th 5th
2015 Senior 1st - 5th - =6th 7th
2014 Senior 1st -  -  -  -
2013 Junior 1st 1st 1st  - 3rd 1st
2012 Junior - Did Not Compete  -  -  -
2011 Junior 1st 2nd 1st  - 5th 5th
2010 IDP 10 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd
2009 IDP 10 1st 4th 8th 4th 4th 2nd
2008 IDP 6 - 3rd 6th 8th 5th 1st


Year Event
2016 Aquece Rio Test Event, BRA 5th - - - - -
2015 Elite Gym Massilia, FRA
57th =4th - 24th 3rd
2014 City of Jesolo Trophy, ITA 4th - - - - -
2013 AYOF, AUS 3rd 5th 4th 5th 7th 7th
2012 Gymnix, CAN 2nd 9th - - - 2nd
2012 Pacific Rim, USA 4th 11th 7th - - 5th
2011 Pre Olympic Youth Cup, GER N/A 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 4th
2010  Massilia Cup 4th 5th - - - 6th


Commonwealth Games: N/A
World Championships: N/A
Olympic Games: N/A