Sport: Rhythmic Gymnastics
Event: Rhythmic Gymnastics Group
Olympic History: Olympic debutant
Highlights: 2018 World Championships - 29th AA
Club: Premier Gymnastics Academy
Year Born: 1998
State Born: QLD
Himeka Onado has grown up a Brisbane local and has excelled as an amateur to now senior rhythmic gymnast. She is one of the longest standing members of the decorated Australian 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 Onoda, the team presently consists of Emily Abbot, Alannah Mathews, Alexandra Aristoteli, Felicity White.
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.
For 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.