Gymnasts take on world

PANANIA gymnast Ashley Kuhle, 25, will join Beverley Hills gymnast Ellen Maher, 20, heading back to the world stage to compete at the Trisome World Games for athletes with down syndrome in Turkey in October.
With both training at Bankstown City YMCA (‘the Y’) at Revesby, Ellen was also recently recognised with a National Representation Recognition Award for competing in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.
Trained by Sarah Hart, the young women train in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and will take part in four events – balance, uneven bars, vault and floor routine.
Ashley has represented her country at the Special Olympics in Athens in 2011, and the Trisome Games in Italy in 2016.
In 2016 at the games in Italy, she received two silver and one bronze medal.
“I am very excited to be going to Turkey and seeing the world through my gymnastics,” she said.
Ellen said she was also thrilled to be going to Turkey.
“It will be fun and my parents are so proud of me,” she said.
‘The Y’ Gymnastics coordinator Jessica Mavridis said: “We have 20 members in our disability programs Special O and GymAbility and we are so excited to watch Ellen and Ashley compete on the world stage.”
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