Talia Folino


                                                              
      

Talia Folino is arguably one of Australia's hottest gymnasts right now -  awarded the Elite Junior Gymnast of the Year Award in 2016! 

Folino has made a solid start to her gymnastics career by securing the Junior National All-Around Champion titile for 2 consecutive years in 2013 and 2014 and then again at the 2016 National Championships. Her best performance was at the 2014 championships where she placed 1st in every apparatus. 

To continue on from the successes in her Junior career, Folino made the step up to senior competition in 2017 where she was able to wow the crowd with more impressive performances. At her first international competition as a senior Talia put on a string of solid routines at the Gymnix Challenge event in Canada. Her dynamic Vault saw it awarded one of the highest scores of the event, while she hit her Bars routine, connecting her full toe to 1/2 shap. A total All-Around score of 52.567 saw Talia top the podium and crowned the Gymnix Challenge All-Around Champions for 2017!

Talia Folino is one to keep your eyes on in the upcoming years as she strives to represent Australia at the next olympic games in 2020. 

QUICK FACTS

Birthplace: Melbourne
Occupation: Student
Nickname: Tals
Sporting motto: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard
Most admired sportsperson: Aly Raisman
Favourite sports team: Collingwood
Favourite music: Pop
Favourite movie: Sisters, Pitch Perfect 2

TRAINING INFORMATION

Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 3 years because my mum enrolled me
First Club: Endeavour Hills Leisure Centre
First Coach: Lee Whittakers
Current Club: Waverly Gymnastics Centre
Current Coach: John Hart and Nadiya
Best apparatus: Floor and Beam
Favourite skill: Pike Tkatchev
Most difficult skill to learn: Full out on bars

MOST SIGNIFICANT

Best National Performance: 2014 Australian Championships
Best International Performance: 2017 Gymnix Challenge Canada
Best Gymnastic Moment: Winning the Colonial First State Boost Award

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Year Jun/Snr Team AA VT UB BB FX
2016 Junior 1st 1st 1st 1st  3rd 2nd
2015 Junior 1st 2nd  1st  2nd 1st  2nd
2014 IDP 10  1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
2013 IDP 8 1st 1st 1st 4th 1st  2nd
2012 DP 6 1st  8th  5th  10th  11th  4th 

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2017 L'International Gymnix Challenge, CAN - 1st 3rd 7th 3rd 13th

MAJOR EVENTS

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