Michaela Rodrigues

Michaela Rodrigues

Junior International Gymnast

Quick Facts:

Birthplace: Melbourne

DOB: 13/10/2007

Nickname: Mikki

School: Sacre Coeur

Motto: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts”

Most admired sportsperson? Nina Derwael, Ash Barty and Sam Kerr

Favourite music? Pop

Favourite movie/TV shows? Grey's Anatomy, Moana, Titanic

What is your pet hate? Slow walkers

If you were famous who would you be and why? Michelle Obama. To have a voice that people listen to and be an important role model.

Best piece of advice you've ever received?When you fall of your horse, you get straight back on. Never stop believing in yourself."

Michaela Website

Training Information: 

When and why did you start gymnastics? 5, because I liked to climb and jump off things

First gymnastics club? Waverley Gymnastics Centre

Who were your developmental coaches? Georgia Bonora, Jess Haintz

Who is your current coach? Yusuf Topari, John Hart

What is the most important thing your coach has taught you? It's alright to have bad days, as long as you tried your best and gave 100%

Favourite thing about Waverley? Wonderful facility, supportive coaches and friends for life

Best apparatus? Bars

Favourite skill? Jaeger and Pak

Most difficult skill to learn? Jaeger

One skill you would most love to learn? Shap


Most Significant:

Best National Performance: 2nd place on beam at the 2019 Nationals

Proudest gymnastics achievement? Coming back from an elbow dislocation and fracture to compete at the Belgian National Championships in 2018 and winning silver on beam!

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