Ashleigh Brennan Cameron Spencer/ Getty Images

Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 6th (team); 30th (individual all around)

Recent Performances

  • 1st (AA), 3rd (FX), 3rd (BB), 6th (UB), 8th (VT) - 2012 Australian Championships (Sydney, Australia)
  • 7th (team), 53rd (VT), 27th (BB), 35th (FX) - 2011 World Championships (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 1st (team), 5th (AA), 2nd (FX), 2nd (BB), 2nd (UB), 5th (VT) - 2011 Australian Championships (Perth, Australia)
  • 2nd (BB), 4th (FX) - 2012 Doha World Cup (Doha, Qatar)
  • 3rd (AA) - 2012 International Gymnix (Montreal, Canada)

Career Highlights

  • Competing at my first Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008
  • Winning a gold in the teams event and a bronze in the floor event at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, 2010
  • Winning a gold and silver at my debut Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, 2006

Interesting Facts

  • At age 20, Ashleigh Brennan heads to her second Olympic Games campaign in London having already featured on the international gymnastics scene for 6 years that has also seen her become a dual Commonwealth Games champion. A strong all round performer, the Victorian has found most of her success on the floor and beam.
  • Having made her international debut at the age of 14 in the USA, Brennan bounced back from an injury that sidelined the young star for 12 months to make her Commonwealth Games debut in Melbourne. She was a part of the gold medal winning Australian team as well as winning silver in the individual floor event.
  • Brennan performed strongly to finish 11th at the 2007 World Championships to ensure Australia qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In Beijing, she finished 19th on the floor to help Australia to their best ever finish in the teams event, 6th.
  • Brennan returned to the Australian team that defended their Commonwealth Games title in Delhi, while also claiming her fourth medal, a bronze on the floor.
  • Ensuiring she was in good form in the lead up to her second Olympic campaign, she claimed her first senior all around championship in 2012.

Sport

Years on national team

8

Coach

Tracey Penaluna (2005 - current)
Mikhail Barabach (2005 - current)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Canberra, Australia

Club

WAG Victorian High Performance Centre (VIC, Australia)

Institute/Academy
Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne
Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra

Education

Primary

St Michaels Grammar School & Stonnington Primary School (VIC, Australia)

Secondary

Melbourne Girls College (VIC, Australia)

Tertiary

Exercise Science - Australian Catholic University (2010 - )


Gymnastics - Artistic Team

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