Madelaine Leydin


Leydin burst onto the scene in 2013, winning the National Senior All-Around title at just 15 years of age – and has been consistent ever since.

It was a monumental achievement from Leydin – whose career thus far has been littered with outstanding achievements. Top five finishes in the Vault and Beam in the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Olympics; second in the teams’ competition at Canada’s Gymnix; fourth placings at the Pacific Rim and Jesolo Teams’ tournament, as well as a first placing in the teams’ tournament at the Nadia Comaneci Invitational International are examples of her talent.

After winning the National All-Around title in 2013, Leydin backed up in 2014 with a second place finish behind Georgia Godwin in 2014, before finishing third in 2015 behind Godwin and Emily Little. 

Leydin currently trains at the National Centre of Excellence (Melbourne), and shares her coaches Mikhail (Misha) Barabach and Tracey Penaluna) with fellow senior national team members Georgia-Rose Brown and Mary-Anne Monckton.

It appears that her strong 2013-15 form is ready to vye for selection to the World Championships Team, which will head to Glasgow, Scotland, in October 2015.



Birthplace: Melbourne, VIC
Occupation: Student
Nickname: Maddi, Madz
Sporting motto: There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.
Most admired sportsperson: Victor Kovalenko
Favourite sports team: Western Bulldogs (AFL)
Favourite music: Triple J
Favourite movie: 21 Jump Street


Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: Age 6 and a half – I had so much fun at my cousins gymnastics party
First Club: Footscray City Gymnastics Club
First Coach: Lucy Fyfield 
Current Club: VWHPC
Current Coach: Misha Barabach & Tracey Penaluna
Best apparatus: Bars
Favourite skill: Side Salto, Shap on Bars
Most difficult skill to learn: -


Best National Performance: 2013 Australian Championships
Best International Performance: 2011 Commonwealth Youth Olympics
Best Gymnastic Moment: Representing Australia at the Commonwealth Youth Games & winning 2013 Senior All Around title


Year Jun/Snr Team AA VT UB BB FX
2016 Senior 1st 7th
- -
2015 Senior 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd
2014 Senior 1st 2nd - 3rd 4th -
2013 Senior 1st 1st - 4th 3rd 3rd
2012 Senior - Did not compete
- -
2011 IDP 10 1st 1st 5th 2nd 1st 1st
2010 IDP 10 1st 3rd 6th 5th 2nd 3rd


Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2015 World Championships, SCO 14th 42nd   48th  80th  63th 
2015 AUS V China Friendly, AUS
2014 City of Jesolo Trophy, ITA 4th - - 26th - -
2012 Pacific Rim, USA 4th 19th - 12th 11th 13th
2012 Gymnix, CAN 2nd 14th 14th 12th 17th 6th
2011 Commonwealth Youth Games, ISO 3rd 8th 5th 7th 5th 8th


Commonwealth Games: N/A
World Championships: 2015
Olympic Games: N/A