West Hoxton gymnast Kye Costa crowned national champion

Kye Costa in action at the Australian Gymnastics Championships on the Gold Coast. Pictures: Winkipop Media
Kye Costa in action at the Australian Gymnastics Championships on the Gold Coast. Pictures: Winkipop Media

West Hoxton gymnast Kye Costa continues to raise the bar.

In April, he won a gold and silver medal in Individual Trampoline and Double Mini Trampoline in the International Youth (under-13s) division at the Senior State Championships at Sydney Gymnastics Aquatic Centre.

Last month he represented NSW at the Australian Gymnastics Championships at the Gold Coast and was crowned national champion in the Individual Synchronised Trampolineand Double-Mini Trampoline.

Kye Costa at his first solo dance eisteddfod.

Kye Costa at his first solo dance eisteddfod.

He is also now studying ballet, jazz, contemporary and acrobats to attempt to qualify as a soloist dancer for the Australian Dance Championships in January. He recently came first at the Energy Express Eisteddfod for the Greater West .

Kye's school Hoxton Park Primary School raised $740 to help fund his nationals campaign and his dance school Creative Dance Company worked together to help him learn competition dances in their spare time so he wouldn't miss out on crucial trampoline preparation for the championships.

Kye, who last year trained seven-days-a-week in his homemade gym in the garage during lockdown, will next compete at the National Clubs Carnival in Queensland in September where an Australian team will be picked for the 28th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Championships.

Kye Costa with his trophy and medal. Picture: Winkipop Media

Kye Costa with his trophy and medal. Picture: Winkipop Media

Kye through his Go4Gold Campaign is still raising awareness and funds for children and families living with cancer. His brother Noah was diagnosed with fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma, which is recognised as one of the rarest forms of cancer.