hugh mcconnell


Gymnastics - Trampoline


  • Individual - Men
  • Synchronised - Men

Quick Facts


Nickname
McGoo
Age at Festival
15
Place of Birth
QLD, Australia
Place of Residence
TAS, Australia
Famous Parents /Siblings
Clare McConnell (mum) - bronze in Cross Country World Championships

Education


Studying
Year 10

Sport History


Began this sport
When I was 4 years old at Robertson Gymnastics Club in Queensland
Major results
2011 Under 15 World Championships (5th)
2012 Under 17 & Junior Individual Trampoline & Junior Syncronised Trampoline National Champion.
Age records
Highest difficulty for Under 10 Tumbling - New Zealand
Coach
Dr. Ben Kelly
Famous training partners
Jack Penny - Shadow Olympian
Participation in other sports
Surf Life Saving

Australia


2013 is the sixth time Australia has hosted this multi-sport Festival utilising the venues and legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.  At the London 2012 Olympic Games 106 athletes, over one-quarter of the Team, had competed at an edition of the AYOF. Olympic gold medallists of the past who came through the Festival include Anna Meares, Sally Pearson (McLellan), Matthew Mitcham, Emma Snowsill and many more.

Location: South of Asia between Indian & Pacific Oceans

AYOF History: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009

2013 Sports: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball 3x3 (men & women), Canoe/Kayak Sprint & Slalom, Cycling-Track, Diving, Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline), Golf, Hockey (men & women), Judo, Rowing, Rugby Sevens (men & women), Shooting, Swimming, Triathlon, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Athletes: 496

Related News


Aussie gymnasts look to continue top Olympic form

Australia’s gymnastics results at the London 2012 Olympic Games were some of the nation’s finest to date and the young stars of the future hope to continue that good form at next year’s Australian Youth Olympic Festival. Read more...

22/Nov/2012

Did You Know?


2008 Beijing gold medallist and London 2012 Olympian Matthew Mitcham competed at the 2003 AYOF in trampolining before switching to diving where he won four medals at the 2005 AYOF.