Laura (25) hails from the ACT where she started her career in gymnastics at the Canberra City Gymnastics Club under coaches Derui Qu and Yun Fan. Laura reached Level 10 and was National Champion on Uneven Bars.
A recreational skier as well, Laura was identified at 19 by former world champions Jacqui Cooper and made the move to the sport competively. Her gymnastics background was no doubt the strong foundation for her success in the sport which saw her finish seventh at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.
Laura's world championship title also takes Australia's tally of female world champions to the top of the individual aerial skiing competitor wins table worldwide.
Laura is an Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) and Victoria Institute of Sport (VIS) athlete.
Gymnastics Australia (GA) is supported by the Federal Government's Australian Institute of Sport Competitive Innovation Fund. ‘Spin to Win’ is a collaborative project led by GA in partnership with Diving Australia and Aerial Skiing (SSSA and OWIA) that aims to build a successful and sustainable national system of talent identification, development and transfer to maximise podium performances at world championships and Olympic Games in each sport in the future.
For more information regarding talent identification or talent transfer please contact GA's National Pathways Coordinator – Spin to Win, Bree Bryant firstname.lastname@example.org.