Larrissa Miller

                                                                   
    

 

Larrissa began gymnastics at the age of five. In 2009, Larrissa burst onto the scene at the World Championships where she placed 7th in the bars final. 

As a bars specialist, in 2012 Larrissa placed 1st at the Gymnix International and 3rd at the Zibo World Cup (CHN). She was a member of the team that secured a spot in the Olympic Games by qualifying 6th at the 2011 World Championships in Japan.

At the 2014 Australian Gymnastics Championships, Larrissa was the top qualifier coming into the Uneven Bars final and did not disappoint in winning her first national title with a stunning routine that scored 15.175 and put her way ahead of her nearest competitor.

Larrissa was a stand-out at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning a silver medal on the Uneven Bars, and also helping secure the silver medal in the team competition.

At the 2014 World Championships, Miller  qualified for the floor final, and finished in sixth. Her beautiful artistry and execution captivated the world. She was also a part of the Australian team which finished seventh in the team final. 

Larrissa has also had an impressive start to the international competition season in 2016, winning the silver medal on Bars at the 2016 Pacific Rim Championships in the USA, backing that up with a silver medal on Floor at the 2016 Aquece Rio Test Event.  She went on to be selected as Australia's sole competitor in Women's Artistic Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

QUICK FACTS

Birthplace: Mooronbah, QLD
Birthplace: Melbourne, VIC
Occupation: Full time Gymnast
Nickname: Riss
Five words that best describe you: Caring, friendly, ambassador, mentor
Have any of your family members been elite athletes? Brother - gymnastics, Mum - swimmer
Favourite sports team: QLD Maroons (NRL)
Favourite music: Hosier
Favourite movie: Freedom Riders
Best piece of advice ever received: Don't worry and do what makes you happy
How do you relax when you're not in the gym? Netflix

TRAINING INFORMATION

Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 5 years old, because my sister did gym
First Club: Mooranbah Gymnastics, QLD
First Coach: Julie Hans
Current Club: Waverey Gymnastics Centre (VIC)
Current Coach: John Hart and Shaoyi Jiang
Best apparatus: Bars and Floor
Favourite skill: Double Arabian on Floor
Most difficult skill to le:tarn: Pak on Bars
Favourite aspect of being a gymnas Pushing limits

MOST SIGNIFICANT

Best National Performance: Senior International - 1st on Bars
Best International Performance: 2014 Commonwealth Games and World Championships
Best Gymnastics Moment: Competing in Floor final at 2014 Worlds and Bars final at 2009 Worlds

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS 

Year Jun/Snr
Team
AA
VT
UB
BB
FX
2016 Senior 1st -
- 8th
- 1st
2015 Senior - Did Not Compete - - - - - -
2014 Senior 1st - - 1st - 4th
2013 Senior - Did Not Compete - - - - - -
2012 Senior - Did Not Compete - - - - - -
2011 Senior 2nd 6th 7th 3rd - -
2010 Senior 2nd 7th - 3rd - -
2009 Senior
-
7th
-
2nd
-
-
2008 Senior
-
12th
-
12th
12th
=11th
2007 Junior
3rd
4th
8th
=2nd
8th
7th

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Year Event
Team
AA
VT
UB
BB
FX
2016 Rio Olympic Games, BRA             - - - 30th - 67th
2016 Anadia World Challenge Cup, POR - - - - - 10th
2016 Aquece Rio Test Event, BRA             5th - - 5th - 2nd
2016 Pacific Rim Championships, USA 3rd - - 2nd -
2015 World Championships, SCO 14th - - 15th - 52nd
2014 World Championships, CHN 7th - - 11th - 6th
2014 Commonwealth Games, SCO 2nd - - 2nd - -
2012 London 2012 Olympic Games, GBR 10th - - 29th - 42nd
2012 Zibo World Cup, CHN - - - 3rd - -
2012 Gymnix International, CAN - - - 1st - -
2011 World Championships, JPN 6th - - 15th - 34th
2011 Doha World Cup - N/A - 2nd - 8th
2010 World Championships, NED 6th 181st - 15th - 33rd
2010 Pacific Rim Championships, AUS 3rd =19th - 8th - -
2010 French World Cup, FRA
-
-
-
15th
-
-
2009 AUS v JPN, AUS
2nd
-
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3rd
-
-
2009 World Championships, GBR
-
-
-
7th
-
-

MAJOR EVENTS HISTORY

Commonwealth Games: 2014
World Championships: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015
Olympic Games: 2012, 2016