Commonwealth Games: Emily Whitehead

Emily Whitehead began gymnastics at the age of four, following in the footsteps of her older sister. Thirteen years later, Emily joins a line of successors from Waverley Gymnastics Centre to sport the green and gold at the Commonwealth Games. 

At the young age of seventeen Emily boasts an impressive Senior resume, including representing Australia at the 2016 Pacific Rim Championships, placing 10th AA at the 2017 L’International Gymnix, and most recently securing a Silver medal on Vault at the 2018 Melbourne World Cup. 

Emily is proud and honoured to be a part of the 2018 Commonwealth Games team where she will compete on the Gold Coast this week. She says “I am really excited to compete in front of a home crowd at such a big event.”

Emily’s biggest advice for athletes striving to achieve their goals is to “just keep chipping away. Use your parents and friends for support.”

She says “It is the best feeling knowing all the hard work has paid off.”

Emily trains at Waverley Gymnastics Centre alongside Commonwealth Games Reserve athletes Talia Folino, Kate McDonald, and Kiara Munteanu.

Good luck, Emily.