Madeleine Fenton

Level 10 Gymnast

Quick Facts:

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

DOB: 21/02/2007

Nickname: Maddy

School: Mentone Girls Secondary College

Motto: You didn’t go through all that for nothing.

Most admired sportsperson? Bethany Hamilton

Favourite music? 80s

Favourite movie/TV shows? Gilmore girls, Spider-Man No Way Home

What is your pet hate? People talking during movies

If you were famous who would you be and why? Zendaya because I would’ve met all these cool people but still be a strong independent woman 😌

Best piece of advice you've ever received? " Your body is more than capable, it’s your mind that’s the hurdle. All you have to do is take that step, because then you can fly."

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Training Information: 

When and why did you start gymnastics? When I was 1. I had too much energy as a baby and mum kept loosing me in the house so put me into kindy gym to get rid of my energy

First gymnastics club? Cheltenham Youth Club

Who were your developmental coaches? Amealia Lindsay (CYC)

Who is your current coach? Mr. Yang & Jess H.

What is the most important thing your coach has taught you? That at the end of the day it’s not the place you get that matters, it’s how well YOU believed you did

Favourite thing about Waverley? The support available and the friendships I’ve formed

Best apparatus? Beam or Floor

Favourite skill? Anything that involves doubles - probably a full in off tramp

Most difficult skill to learn? Swing halves and reverse giants

One skill would you most love to learn? Full on on Floor


Most Significant:

Best National Perfomance: 2021 Australian Championships - 4th on floor, 8th on vault and 11th all around, 2019 Australian Classic - 3rd on Floor

Proudest gymnastics achievement? Coming back from a broken and dislocated elbow and 3 surgeries