Sport: Rhythmic Gymnastics
Event: Rhythmic Gymnastics Group
Olympic History: Olympic debutant
Highlights: Worlds 2018, World Universiade 2019, Oceanic Championships 2021
Club: Premier Gymnastics Academy
Year Born: 1997
State Born: NSW
Alexandra Aristoteli was born into the dance world, her mother was the the director of the Queensland Dance and Performing Arts school. She began ballet around the age of four and her amateur career progressed to full time training by the age of 15. She even spent months abroad training overseas with the Houston Ballet Academy and the Miami City Ballet School in Florida.
Aristoteli's career change occurred when she decided to focus on competing in rhythmic gymnastics. Her talent in gymnastics speaks for itself and she now competes at the highest level of the sport in the International Senior Group.
The Australian Seniors Gymnastic Group is highly successful, with a long standings rank of No.1 in Australia, they've won 6 consecutive National Championships. As well as Aristoteli, the team presently consists of Emily Abbot, Himeka Onoda, Felicity White and Alannah Mathews.
The group has competed at World Cups in both Pesaro, Italy and Sofia, Bulgaria. They also travel internationally for training camps, bettering their skills in countries such as Germany and Bulgaria.
In 2018, the group attended the Gymnastics World Championships, in Sofia, Bulgaria. This was big for Australian Gymnastics as their attendance marked the first time in 10 years for a group. At the event they made a final rank of 29th with an end score of 28.925.
At the 2018 Gymnastics Queensland Awards Night, the group was honoured with the International Athlete Award of Excellence. At the World Championships they made history by being the first ever QLD senior group to represent Australia at that level.
Everyone in the team studies at university and in 2019 they attended the Napoli Summer Universiade. At the event their UniRoos rhythmic gymnastics team claimed 6th place, recording a score of 18.800 in the 5-ball group routine. This made history as the best ever score in an international competition.
In 2020 they scored PB's to win at the Pacific Rim Trials in Sydney. Most recently the team has been victorious at the 2021 Continental Championship, as well as the 2021 Oceanic Championships.