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Brennan at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Full name

Ashleigh Jade Brennan

Country represented

Flag of Australia Australia

Born

January 18 1991 (1991-01-18) (age 26)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Height

5 ft. 2 in.

Current status

Retired

Ashleigh Jade Brennan (born 18 January 1991) is a retired Australian gymnast who was a member of the Australia Gymnastics Artistic Women's National Team. She participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics, finishing sixth in the team event. She won a pair of team gold medals in the Commonwealth Games at the 2006 and 2010 Games. She won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2006 and a bronze in 2010. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics, but they did not qualify to the team final.

Gymnastics Career

Brennan made her senior Australian National Championship debut in 2007, having missed 2004, 2005 and 2006 because of injury. At the 2007 national championships, she finished third in the floor, fourth in the balance beam, eighth in the all around, 12th in the uneven bars, and sixteenth in the vault. In 2008, she finished second on the floor, third in the balance beam, uneven bars, and all around event. She did not compete in 2009. In 2011, she finished second in the floor and balance beam, and fifth in the vault and all around. In 2012, she finished first in the all around, third in the balance beam and floor, sixth in the uneven bars and eighth in the vault.

Brennan has represented Australia in several competitions, including the 2006 Commonwealth Games and 2010 Commonwealth Games, the 2007, 2010 and 2011 World Championships, and the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. At the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, she earned a gold in the team event. She earned a silver in the floor in 2006 and a bronze in the floor in 2010. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she finished sixth in the team event.

She has placed in several other competitions. At the 2011 Doha World Cup, she finished second in the balance beam and floor. At the 2012 Gymnix International, she finished second in the floor, third in the all around and balance beam, eighth in the vault and tied for seventeenth in the uneven bars. At the 2012 Doha World Cup, she finished second in the balance beam and fifth on the floor.

As a member of the 2012 Australian senior squad, Brennan was coached by Peggy Liddick. At the 2012 Australian Gymnastics Championships in Sydney, she won the all around event. She earned a bronze medal in the floor and balance beam events. The event was part of the Australian national team Olympic qualifying process.

Brennan was part of the 2012 Olympic Qualifying team that finished sixth. In June 2012, she was one of twelve Australian gymnasts vying to earn a final spot on the Olympic squad at a training session for the national team at the Australian Institute of Sport. At the same time, she was one of three Australian female gymnasts who were confirmed to be going to the Games alongside Lauren Mitchell and Emily Little.

She represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in women's artistic gymnastics. The Australian team failed to make the team final, but Brennan placed 20th in the all-around. She retired from gymnastics in November 2012 to pursue a career in sports science.[1]

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
2004Junior WOGA Classic2nd710102nd9
2006Melbourne Commonwealth Games1st2nd
2007Australian Championships8161243rd
2008Australian National Championships3rd3rd3rd2nd
WOGA Classic3rd2nd3rd1st11
Beijing Olympic Games6
2010Rotterdam World Championships6
Delhi Commonwealth Games1st3rd
Australian National Championships1st
2011Australian National Championships1st552nd2nd
Doha World Cup2nd2nd
Tokyo World Championships8
2012Australian National Championships1st863rd3rd
International Gymnix 3rd62nd
Doha World Cup2nd4
London Olympic Games20

References

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