A post shared by Heath Thorpe (@heaththorpe)Congratulations to Australian athlete Heath Thorpe. The 22-year-old, gay gymnast took part in an important meet on the weekend.
He and his Team Australia teammates did well enough to secure themself a coveted spot at the World Championships.They beat Team New Zealand to win the Oceania Continental Championships by just a 0.54 points margin.Thorpe won the weekend’s floor event for the second year in a row.
You can watch his routine below. He also came second in the high bar.2023 Oceania Floor Champion! 5.7/13.933 pic.twitter.com/7NOzMX0lk8If his floor routine is not as showy as what you might be used to women athletes performing, it’s because leaps and other dance moves aren’t in the Code of Points on the men’s side.
More’s the pity!Thorpe himself was elated by the team’s success. They will now compete in the World Championships in Belgium in October.