Mandurah trampolining star shines on way to state championship

Young Mandurah gymnast Evie-May Gallacher bounced her way to a state trampolining championship at the 2019 WA Junior Gymnastics Championships earlier this month.

The 11-year-old superstar reached new heights as she narrowly came away with the victory in the under 13s female division, following strong showings in the set and vault events.

She edged out fellow competitor Sienna Williams with a score of 46.255 (just 0.5 above her runner up).

It's the young gun's first state championship title, which she said she was thrilled to take out.

"I was just really happy," she said.

"I was a bit nervous and it was such a close score, so winning the whole thing was really good."

Evie-May's victory automatically qualifies her for the national championships to be held in Melbourne later this month, where she will represent the West with a chance to be picked for Australia's national team on the line.

The youngster trains out of Mandurah's Infinity Gym Sports five days a week, with her busy schedule also including sessions in other disciplines outside of the trampoline.

She plies her craft under high performance coach Artem Yakubov, an internationally-acclaimed mentor of the sport.

Infinity Gym Sports owner Deanne Trousselot said it was exciting to see the discipline thriving in Mandurah.

"To have someone like Artem coaching young people like Evie is massive," he said.

"It means kids in the area who are interested in doing gymnastics are getting the best possible training."

Evie-May's campaign at the national championships kicks off in just a few weeks.