Two of Australia’s hottest gymnastic talents will be flying the flag for Footscray when they take on some of the planet’s best gymnasts at the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships.
Tori Singleton, 18 and Katelyn Dullard, 13, only recently partnered up as an artistic gymnastics team but dazzled selectors as they qualified for the world championships team.
The pair will be Victoria’s sole competing representatives at the championships in Belgium in April, ending a long drought for the state in the national team.
They came together at Footscray’s Team Adrenalin acrobatics centre, which specialises in acrobatic gymnastics for children and adults.
Their coach Stephen Santo, a former artistic gymnast who will also be heading off to the championships as a team coach, said the whole centre has been buzzing since the squad was announced.
“Tori and Katelyn have got such a great connection, their choreography really stands out,” he said.
“It’s really strong from the beginning to the end, it’s a really dynamic routine.”
Mr Santo said the duo will be working on three routines in preparation for the 13-19 Women’s Pair category at the world championships, to be held April 4-10.