Mount Isa's star gymnasts continue to impress following an stellar display at the regional titles.
The North West Gymnastics club recently travelled to Townsville to compete in the North Queensland Regional Championships, returning tremendous results.
Mikayla Graham, Isabella James-Corsaro and Chelsea Griffin all qualified for the state team, with the former due to compete in Brisbane this weekend.
Mikayla, 14, will compete in the level seven event at the Women's Gymnastics Senior State Championships and State Trials. Isabella, 13, and Chelsea, 13, will get their chance to shine next month at the Sleeman Arena in Brisbane, when they compete in level four and five respectively.
Needing a score of 50.6 to qualify for state tiles, Isabella recorded an astounding score of 51.55 to comfortably make the grade, including a first in the vault. Chelsea also recorded a 51.55 score, easily reaching the 50.4 requirement.
Chelseas's North Queensland Regional Championships haul included a third in the vault, second in the bars, second in the floor and third overall. Madison Clauson (third in vault), Crystal Marsh (fifth vault, fourth beam and fifth overall) and Julia Temo (third beam) also excelled at the championships.
The achievements are incredible considering the notable disadvantages gymnastics in the North West has comparatively to clubs on the coast.
While gymnasts on the coast practice as much as 20 hours per week, North West Gymnastics Club members are only able to train eight to nine hours a week due to time-crippling work commitments.
North West Gymnastics Club head coach Sally Hollier was thrilled with her students' results despite the club's lack of access to equipment and facilities.
"I'm super proud of all the girls," Hollier said. "They've done so well considering the limited amount of time we are able to train.
"They're really putting gymnastics back on the map, in what is a massive year for us with State Championships and the Great Western Games."