Marina Sulicich

ABOUT MARINA

18 February 1964

Marina is a local athletic icon that currently works for the Broken Hill City Council. In her spare time, Marina enjoys spending time with family and friends, and reading. Marina was a competitive Gymnast, a sport in which she achieved great success which includes representing Australia at the 1980 Olympic Games.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Awards

  • Awarded the ‘NSW Sporting Blue’ for gymnastics in high school.
  • Selected for the ‘Roll of Honour’ by Gymnastics Australia. This selection recognises outstanding performance by Australian athletes, taking into account their performance at the Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and/or other major international events.
  • Awarded the ‘Athletic Award of Distinction’ by Gymnastics Australia. This award is given to athletes who attend the Olympic Games, Senior World Championships and/or Commonwealth Games.

 

1980

  • Winner of the Australian Gymnastic’s Federation Olympic trials for women’s gymnastics.
  • Selected to represent Australia at the Moscow Olympic Games in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics.
  • Competed at the Moscow Olympic Games in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics.
  • Was apart of the first Australian team to compete in the ‘Women’s Individual All-Round Finals’.
  • Retired from competitive gymnastics (age 16).

 

1979

  • State Open Gymnastics Champion.
  • Australia National ‘Open’ Women’s Gymnastics Champion (3rd consecutive year).
  • Competed as Australia’s only female gymnast in the Soviet Spartakiad Games in Moscow as a prelude to the Olympic Games.
  • Competed in the World Gymnastics Championships in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Received the International Gymnastics Federation Pin which is awarded for achieving a required all round score in an international event.
  • Nominated for the South Australia Sport Star of the Year (finalist).

 

1978

  • Winner of the Commonwealth Games Trials in Women’s Gymnastics.
  • State Open Gymnastics Champion.
  • Competed in the Common Wealth Games in Edmonton, Canada. Placed 5th individually and 4th as a team.
  • Competed at the Australian National Open Women’s Gymnastics Championship.
  • Competes in the World Gymnastics Championships in Strasbourg, France.
  • nominated for the South Australian Sports Star of the Year (finalist).

 

1977 

  • State Open Gymnastics Champion.
  • Australian National Open Womens Gymnastics Champion
  • Competed in the Invitational Games in China.
  • Nominated for the South Australian Sports Star of the Year (finalist).

 

1976/1977

  • Competed in the Open Invitational Championships in Hawaii and New Zealand.

 

1976

  • State Under 14 Champion.
  • Australian National Under 14 Champion.
  • Australian National Silver Open Champion.