Yasmin Collier

                                   

Yasmin Collier is another of the pantheon of Western Australian WAG athletes who has recently burst onto the scene.

Her seventh placing at the 2014 Nadia Comaneci International Invitational was just the beginning for Collier, who would also impress at that year’s National Championships, claiming a bronze medal on the Beam, and a sixth placing in the Junior All-Around competition.

2015 has seen Collier reach the finals of three apparatus (Vault, Beam and Floor) in Jesolo, while her consistency at the Nationals saw her improve to a fourth place finish in the Junior competition, claiming medals on Bars (third) and Vault (second).

Collier currently trains at the National Centre of Excellence in Peth where she trains alongside with Emily Little. 

 

QUICK FACTS

Birthplace: Perth, WA
Occupation: Student - Year 10
Nickname: Yas, Yazzie
Sporting motto: Where your mind goes your body follows 
Most admired sportsperson: Emily Little 
Favourite sports team: Liverpool Football Club
Favourite music: Triple j 
Favourite movie: Maze Runner 
Five words that best describe you: Happy, smiley, crazy, outgoing, kind
Have any of your family members been elite athletes? Dad played league soccer
Best piece of advice ever received: G.O.S.S.I.P
Superstitions or pre-competition rituals: Blast hard-core music when getting ready
How do you relax when you're not in the gym? Sitting on our massage chair at home and watching a movie

TRAINING INFORMATION

Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 2 1/2 years old - Mum decided to enroll me 
First Club: Starmites Gym Sports
First Coach: Suzy 
Current Club: National Centre of Excellence (Western Australia)
Current Coach: Nikolai Lapchine and Martine George
Best apparatus: Beam 
Favourite skill: Double backs on Floor 
Most difficult skill to learn: Double Arabian on Floor
Favourite aspect of being a gymnast: The feeling of flying through the air
Strengths as a gymnast: Determined and dedicated attitude

MOST SIGNIFICANT

Best National Performance: 2015 Australian Championships - 2nd of Vault
Best International Performance: 2015 City of Jesolo Trophy - 4th on Beam 
Best Gymnastic Moment: Still to come...! 

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Year Jun/Snr Team AA VT UB BB FX
2016  Senior 2nd 8th 4th
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8th
8th
2015  Junior - 4th 2nd 3rd 4th 4th
2014  Junior 2nd 6th - 8th 3rd 6th
2013  IDP 10 -  9th - 7th - -
2012  IDP 8  1st 10th   6th  9th  10th  8th
2011  IDP 6  2nd 24th   29th  13th 21st   21st

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2015 City of Jesolo Trophy, ITA 4th 18th 6th - 4th 7th
2014 Pacific Rim Championships, CAN - 14th - - - -
2014 City of Jesolo Trophy, ITA - 26th - - - -
2014 Nadia Comaneci International Invitational, USA  - 7th - - - -
2013 33rd International Children's Day Tournament, RUS - 7th 7th =6th 5th 5th

MAJOR EVENTS HISTORY

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