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Jacqui Dunn
Jaqui Dunn
Dunn at the 1999 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Full name

Jacqueline Dunn

Country represented

Flag of Australia Australia

Born

March 5 1984 (1984-03-05) (age 33)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Club

Australian Institute of Sport

Coach(es)

Gui Ping Wang, Yang Qing Hua

Current status

Retired

Jacqueline "Jacqui" Dunn (born 5 March 1984 in Adelaide, Southern Australia) is a former Australian artistic gymnast. She is the 2003 World team bronze medalist, 2002 Commonwealth Games team gold medalist and 2001 Australian National all-around Championships. Dunn began gymnastics in 1990 in Adelaide. In 1997 Dunn and her mother moved to Canberra to train at the Australian Institute of Sport as a scholarship recipitent.  Her favorite event is the uneven bars.

Junior Career

1998

Dunn began competing as a junior elite in 1998. She competed in the Australian Junior National Championships but did not have a successful showing. She placed 4th with her team, 15th all-around, 6th on vault, 19th on uneven bars, 21st on balance beam and 25th on floor exercise. 

Senior Career

1999

Dunn began her senior elite career in 1999, though she competed at the Junior Japan meet. In Japan, she placed 12th in the all-around and 2nd on uneven bars. Later in the year at the Australian National Championships she competed in the senior division and placed 9th in the all-around and on balance beam, 16th on vault, 5th on uneven bars and 6th on floor exercise. Later that year she made the Australian World Championships team. Here, Jacqui competed on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise and helped her team to a 5th place finish in the team finals. She did not qualify to any individual event finals. 

2000

Dunn earned two silver medals at the Australian National Championships, one on uneven bars and one on balance beam. She compted in international competitions on four occasions. Despite competing at Olympic Trials Dunn was not selected for the Australian team.

2001

Dunn became the Australian all-around National Champion. At this event she also won gold medals on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise as well as a bronze medal on vault. She was named to the Australian team for the East Asian Games where she helped her team win a bronze medal, as well as to the Goodwill Games Team. Later in the year, she made her second World Team. This time, she placed 7th with her team but qualified to the all-around final where she placed 29th and the uneven bars final where she placed 6th.  

2002

Dunn did not have as successful of a national championships as the year before. She placed 3rd in the all-around and on vault and 2nd on uneven bars and balance beam. She represented Australia at the Pacific Alliance meet where she placed 2nd with her team and on balance beam, 5th in the all-around, 3rd on uneven bars. Dunn competed at the Cottbus World Cup where she won a silver medal on uneven bars and later the World Cup Final where she also earned a silver medal on uneven bars. Dunn was named to the Australian Commonwealth Games team. Here she helped her team win the team gold medal and won an individual bronze medal on balance beam. 

2003

Dunn competed at Australian National Championships where she placed 7th in the all-around and 2nd on uneven bars. She was named to her third World team. Dunn competed on uneven bars and balance beam to help Australia earn a team bronze medal. 

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1998Australian Junior National Championships456192125
1999Australian National Championships916596
Japan Junior International122nd
Tianjin World Championships5
2000Australian National Championships592nd2nd8
Stars of Moscow156
Romanian International104
Salamunov Memorial62nd1st
Qantas International Challenge11
2001Australian National Championships1st3rd1st1st1st
DTB Cup1st
East Asian Games3rd753rd
Brisbane Goodwill Games8
Ghent World Championships7296
2002Australian National Championships3rd3rd2nd2nd
Pacific Alliance Championships2nd5
Cottbus World Cup2nd
Stuttgart World Cup Final2nd
Manchester Commonwealth Games1st3rd
2003Australian National Championships72nd
Pacific Challenge4
Anaheim World Championships3rd

Floor Music

1998 - "The Mask"

2000-2001 - "Kalinka"

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