Emily Whitehead


Senior International Gymnast

Name: Emily Whitehead

Level: Senior International

Birthplace: Mornington

DOB: 11/12/2000

Nickname: Em

School: Torrens University

Motto: Train your mind to see the good in every situation

Most admired sportsperson? Madison Kocian

Favourite music? Pop

Favourite movie/TV shows? Princess Diaries

Emily Whitehead

What is your pet hate? Change/disorganisation

Best piece of advice you've ever received? Live in the moment. Enjoy the moment.

When and why did you start gymnastics? 5 years old. My older sister did it and it looked like fun.

First gymnastics club? Grips Gymnastics

Who is your current coach? John Hart

What is the most important thing your coach has taught you? Just keep chipping away. Don't focus on the things you can't control.

Favourite thing about Waverley? The support I've received inside and outside of the gym.

Biggest challenge you've overcome so far? Injuries

Favourite apparatus? Bars

Favourite skill? Pak on bars

Most difficult skill to learn? Flyaway dismount off bars

One skill you would most love to learn? Pak full or double front half out

Proudest gymnastics achievement? Placing third on vault at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Check out some of Emily's routines from previous competitions!