Georgia Bonora


The youngest of five siblings, Georgia started gymnastics at the age of three following her sisters into the sport, and at age seven entered the high performance program.

Georgia made her international debut in 2003. Immensely improving in 2006, she cemented her place in the 2006 World Championships team, contributing to Australias sixth place finish. In 2006 she jammed her ankle and bruised the bone, requiring her to wear an ankle boot for two months and forcing her to stop training.

At the 2007 Australian Championships, struggling with the passing of her beloved grandmother, she only managed a seventh place in the individual all-around and was selected as a reserve for the 2007 world titles. At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Georgia placed the highest amongst the Australian girls, finishing 13th in the all-around final, and assisting the team to achieve its best ever Olympics result, finishing sixth in the team competition.

After the Olympics, Georgia underwent surgery on both of her ankles to remove ankle spurs. At the 2009 World Championships in London, Georgia finished 36th in the all-around competition. In 2010, Georgia was crowned Australian all-around champion for the first time, and also collected gold medals on uneven bars and floor.

After being out of compeition for 2 years, Georgia was a suprise addition to the 2012 Olympic Team who competed in London. Georgia now coaches at her long time club, Waverley Gymnastics Centre as well as studying at University.


Birthplace:  Melbourne, VIC
Occupation:  Student - Bachelor of Science
Nickname:  George
Sporting motto:  Don't ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive. Because the world needs people who have come alive.
Most admired sportsperson:  Catalina Ponor - she has made a successful comeback after several retirements
Favourite sports team:  Stanford Women's Gymnastics team
Favourite music:  Marvin Gaye, U2, Prince, Florence & the Machine, Peta Jeffriess (my sister), Jazz
Favourite movie/ TV shows:  Wuthering Heights, Star Wars, How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, Buff


Age began gymnastics and reason for starting:  3 - my sisters were doing it and I was a restless child.
First Club:  Jets Gymnastics
First Coach:  Ross Bouskill
Current Club:  Waverley Gymnastics Centre
Current Coach:  John Hart and Shaoyi Jiang
Best apparatus:  Beam
Favourite skill:  Comenich on bars
Most difficult skill to learn:  


Best National Performance: 2010 Australian Championships - 1st AA Senior
Best International Performance: 2010 Commonwealth Games, IND
Best Gymnastics Moment: My first World Championships


Year Jun/Snr Team  AA  VT UB BB FX
2012 Senior -


- 7th 5th -
2010 Senior 1st 1st - 1st 2nd 1st
2009 Senior - National Clubs - 1s1 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd
2008 Senior 1st 5th - 4th 4th 5th
2007 Senior 2nd 7th 6th 8th 8th 9th
2007 Senior - National Clubs - 4th 2nd 5th 2nd 6th
2006 Senior 2nd 3rd - 5th 3rd 3rd
2005 Junior 2nd 9th 11th 4th 9th 11th
2004 Junior - 11th 11th 11th 8th 10th
2003 Junior - National 13+ 2nd 7th 10th 5th 3rd 5th


Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2010 World Championships, NED 6th 14th - 34th 22nd 48th
2010 Commonwealth Games, IND 1st 3rd - 2nd - -
2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, CHN 6th 13th - 38th 24th 26th
2008 Golden State Classic, USA - 3rd 3rd 4th 2nd 3rd
2007 AUS v JPN, AUS 1st 10th 7th 13th 10th 4th
2006 World Championships, DEN 6th - - - - -
2004 Levercussen Cup, GER - 3rd - 2nd 3rd 3rd
2004 Retroboogie, CAN - 3rd - - 3rd -
2003 Gliders, USA - 10th - - - -
2003 Vegas Cup, USA - 6th 5th - 5th -
2003 Canadian Classic, CAN - 3rd - 4th 2nd 4th

Major Events

Commonwealth Games: 2010
World Championships: 2006, 2009, 2010
Olympic Games: 2008, 2012