Jeanette is dreaming big
WITH the bars set high, one Dalby girl has set her sights on achieving state title success.
Jeanette Genis will compete in the Queensland gymnastics titles, beginning April 8.
This will be the 16-year-old's fourth state titles but this year there is an added incentive for success.
At the south-east Queensland regional titles last week, Jeanette achieved her level seven in the Women's Artistic Gymnastics.
There are 10 WAG levels that are based on skill and ability and with a level seven qualification Jeanette is now able to be selected for the national titles.
Jeanette will compete in several disciplines and said she was excited for the atmosphere of the event.
"The event is really cool because you get a number on your back and it feels really official,” Jeanette said.
"I scored just over 41 points combined in the regional titles to qualify for the state championships, so my goal is to improve on that score.”
Now that Jeanette is qualified to make the Queensland team, she said her goals were set even higher.
"This is the first time that I have gone to this event with the dream of going to national titles,” Jeanette said.
"But overall I just want to perform very well and hopefully achieve a placing in one of my events, because I have not been able to do that yet.”
Jeanette's success has not come by accident, as the Year 12 student balances her time between studies and training five times a week at the Dalby PCYC.
This is her eighth year of gymnastics and Jeanette has already started setting herself goals for beyond the state titles.
"I am striving to receive a WAG level eight by the end of the year because I definitely think it is achievable,” she said.
The state titles will beheld in Chandler, Brisbane.