Dominic Clarke

                                                  
        

Strong results at junior level means that Dominic Clarke is one of Australia’s rising stars as he makes the move up to senior competition.

Clarke’s first sojourn into national competition (2007) resulted in a second place in Synchronised Trampoline, competing in the U11 category. His star then took off from there.  With what would be four National Synchronised Trampoline titles by the age of 18 it was no suprise that Clarke soon had international results followed.

In 2008, he was sixth in the U13 division of the World Age Championships in Russia. He claimed thirs in U15 at the 2010 Indo-Pacific Championships; Second as a junior at the 2014 Pacific Rim Championships in Canada; and making an early leap to senior, he finished fourth at the 2015 World Championships in Denmark with he Synchronised parther Matthew Weal. 

Dominic is not just a star in Synchronised Trampoline but also in Individual Trampoline. Improving at each World Age Championships from 16th in Russia in 2009, to making the finals at both 2013 and 2015 World Age Championships placing an impressive fourth and fifth respectively.

Clarke continues to impress Australia with his talent on the trampoline by being the only Australian gymnasts to bring home two silver and a bronze medal from the 2014 Pacific Rim Championships in Canada. He continues to represent Australia each year at International competition and is aiming to represent Australia again this year at his  second World Championships. 

 

QUICK FACTS

Birthplace: Plymouth, England
Occupation: Coach/Musician
Nickname: Dom
Sporting motto: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard
Most admired sportsperson: Li Dan
Favourite sports team: Highlanders (Rugby Union)
Favourite music: Vera Blue, Amber Run & Beyonce
Favourite movie: The Day After Tomorrow & Mean Girls

TRAINING INFORMATION

Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 5 years old. Dad said it was cool.
First Club: Redlands Gymnastics, QLD
First Coach: -
Current Club: Castle Hill RSL
Current Coach: Belinda Cox
Best apparatus: Trampoline
Favourite skill: Rudi out pike
Most difficult skill to learn: Full half

MOST SIGNIFICANT

Best National Performance: 2014 Australian Championships
Best International Performance: 2015 World Championships - Synchro/DMT team event
Best Trampolining Moment: -

NATIONAL RESULTS

Year Event
Age Group
TRP
DMT
TUM
SYNCHRO
2016 Australian Championships Senior 3rd
3rd
-
3rd

2015 Australian Championships Senior 4th 3rd 1st
2014 Australian Championships Junior
Senior
-
-
2nd
-
-
-
-
2nd 
2013 Australian Championships Junior 2nd 1st 2nd
2012  Australian Championships U17
Junior
2nd
2nd
4th
6th
1st
4th
2011 Australian Championships U15
Junior
1st
4th
9th
13th
- 2nd
5th
2010 Australian Championships
Junior
U15
8th
18th
-
4th
-
-
5th
1st
2009 Australian Championships
U13
2nd
17th
-
4th
2008 Australian Championships
U13
3rd
10th
-
2nd
2007 Australian Championships
U11
2nd
4th
-
2nd

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Year Event
Age Group
TRP
DMT
TUM
SYNCHRO
2016 Arosa World Cup, SUI Senior 22nd - - 15th
2016 Brescia World Cup, ITA Senior 31st - 16th
2015 World Age Group Competition, DEN U19 5th - - -
2015 World Championships, DEN Senior - 17th - 4th
2015 World Cup Valladoild, ESP Senior  22nd   - -  
2015 International Age Group Valladoild, ESP  Senior  -  3rd  -    
2014 Pacific Rim Championships, CAN  Junior  3rd   -  2nd      
2013 World Age Championships, BUL U17 4th 15th -  8th
2013 AYOF, AUS Junior 11th - 2nd
2012 Indo Pacific Championships, AUS U17 19th 4th - 7th
2011 World Age Championships, FRA U15 12th - - 7th
2010 Indo Pacific Championships, JPN U15 5th - - 3rd
2009 World Age Championships, RUS U13 16th - - 6th
2008 Indo Pacific Championships, NZ U13 20th - - 4th

MAJOR EVENTS

World Championships: 2015
Olympic Games N/A