Tara Sahagian

                                                               

Sahagian secured her seventh National title in succession with partner Perry Drakopoulos in 2015, continuing the pair’s big run of results.

The dynamic duo has proved to be one of Acrobatic gymnastics’ longest associations in the country, and their unison has been displayed in strong national and international results.

In 2012, Sahagian finished fifth in the World Age Championships, before finishing an even more impressive second in the 2013 Volkov World Cup. Unfortunately, both Sahagian and Drakopoulos had to miss the 2014 World Age Games due to injury. In 2016 they bettered their world-ranking, finishing 4th overall at the 2016 World Age Group Competition, which was held in Putian, China.

QUICK FACTS

Birthplace: Sydney, NSW
Occupation: Student
Nickname: Taz
Sporting motto: Practice like you've never won, perform like you've never lost
Most admired sportsperson: Perry Drakopoulos
Favourite sports team: -
Favourite music: Classical
Favourite movie: Divergent

TRAINING INFORMATION

Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 5 years old, I liked the monkey bars
First Club: SXL Gymnastics
First Coach: Xi Lin Shen
Current Club: SXL Gymnastics
Current Coach: Xi Lin Shen, Ying QI, Amy Yeomans, Mr. Zhang
Best apparatus: Perry, my partner
Favourite skill: Double Pike
Most difficult skill to learn: Double Pike

MOST SIGNIFICANT

Best National Performance: 2015 Australian Championships
Best International Performance: 2012 ACR World Age Group Competition 
Best Acrobatic Moment: Winning silver at the Volkov World Cup

NATIONAL RESULTS

Year Event
Level
Category
Result
2015 Australian Championships  13-19 Mixed Pair 1st
2014 Australian Championships 12-18 Mixed Pair 1st
2013 Australian Championships  12-18 Mixed Pair 1st
2012 Australian Championships 11-16 Mixed Pair 1st
2011 Australian Championships 11-16 Mixed Pair 1st
2010 Australian Championships
6
Mixed Pair
1st
2009 Australian Championships
5
Mixed Pair
1st


INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Year Event
Level
Category
Result
2016 World Age Group Competition, CHN
13-19
Mixed Pair
4th
2014 World Age Group Competition, FRA
12-18
Mixed Pair
Did not compete - injured 
2013 Volkov World Cup, RUS
12-18
Mixed Pair
2nd
2012 World Age Group Competition, USA
11-16
Mixed Pair
5th

MAJOR EVENTS

World Championships: 2012, 2014, 2016 - World Age Group Competition