Mary-Anne Monckton

                                                    
           

Mary-Anne has overcome a turbulent past few years with career threatening injuries to become a permanent fixture in the Australian Team.

Mary-Anne was selected as a travelling reserve for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

After 2 years out of competition, Mary-Anne returned in 2014 at the World Challenge Cup in Doha, and executed her Beam routine brilliantly to score 14.700 in the final and take out the silver medal, just 0.1 behind Romanian Larisa Iordache.

She then carried this strong form through to the recent 2014 Australian Gymnastics Championships where she captured her first senior national title, finishing first on Beam.

Mary-Anne also represented Australia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, winning an individual silver medal on Beam, and team silver as well.

Mary-Anne competed in her second World Championship event in 2014 in Nanning, China, competing on 3 apparatus (Vault, Bars and Beam) to help Australia finish 7th as a team. 

Although she missed the Australian Championships in 2015 due to recovering from ankle surgery, Monckton was later selected for the World Universiade Games in Korea, and competed in the Australia V China Friendly in Perth where she scored a career high 15.050 on Beam.

Shortly after being named in the team to contest the 2016 Pacific Rim Championships and Aquece Rio Test Event, Mary-Anne ruptured her ACL and was forced to withdraw from the team.  She is currently undergoing rehabilitation with the aim to return in time for the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

QUICK FACTS

Birthplace: Belmont, Newcastle
Occupation: Student
Nickname: Mez
Sporting motto: You try, you fail, you try, you fail. But the only time you really fail is when you stop trying
Most admired sportsperson: Catalina Ponor-She has an amazing work ethic, and I was fortunate to be able to compete with her in Doha in 2012.
Favourite sports team: Newcastle Knights (NRL), I also love following College Gymnastics in the States.
Favourite music: Mainstream, Good Charlotte
Favourite movie: Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Mean Girls, Mrs Doubtfire, In Time.

TRAINING INFORMATION

Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: My cousin Melissa did gym and at first I didn't like it but she kept taking me because I had too much energy!
First Club: Lake Macquarie PCYC
First Coach: Michelle Rostas, Amber Johns, Rebecca Armstrong and Megan Lancaster
Current Club: National Centre of Excellence (Melbourne)
Current Coach: Misha Barabach & Tracey Penaluna
Best apparatus: Beam
Favourite skill: Aerial Cartwheel - Layout on Beam
Most difficult skill to learn: Yurchenko Double Twist

MOST SIGNIFICANT

Best National Performance: 2011 Australian Championships
Best International Performance: 2014 Commonwealth Games - 2nd Team, 2nd Beam
Best Gymnastics Moment: Being selected in the 2014 Commonwealth Games team

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Year Jun/Snr
Team
AA
VT
UB
BB
FX
2015 Senior - Did Not Compete - - - - - -
2014 Senior 1st - - - 1st -
2013 Senior 1st - - - 2nd -
2012 Senior 1st 3rd 6th 2nd 6th =5th
2011 Senior 1st 3rd 6th 2nd 3rd 2nd
2010 Senior - 2nd - 2nd 6th -
2009 Junior
-
11th
-
7th
-
-
2008 Junior - National Clubs Championships
-
1st
7th
7th
1st
1st
2007 Junior - 5th 10th 9th 2nd 2nd
2006 International Level 10 - 10th - - 3rd 2nd

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Year Event
Team
AA
VT
UB
BB
FX
2015 World Championships, SCO 14th -
125th 124th -
2015 World University Games, KOR 5th - 25th 15th 22nd -
2014 World Championships, CHN 7th - 93rd 55th 49th -
2014 Commonwealth Games, SCO 2nd - - 7th 2nd -
2014 Doha World Cup, QAT - - - 2nd - -
2012 Doha World Cup, QAT N/A - - 9th 6th -
2012 Gymnix International, CAN - - - 14th  - -
2011 Tokyo World Cup, JPN N/A 5th 5th 3rd 3rd 7th
2011 World Championships, JPN 6th - - - 24th -
2011 Japan Team Cup, JPN 4th 5th N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 Gymnix International, CAN - 29th - - - 11th
2007
AYOF, Sydney
-
23rd
-
-
5th
2nd
2006 Massilia Cup, FRA 2nd - - - - -

MAJOR EVENTS HISTORY

Commonwealth Games: 2010 (Inj), 2014
World Championships: 2011, 2014, 2015
Olympic Games:  N/A