Alexandra Kiroi

St Kilda East, Victoria

Rhythmic gymnast, future Olympian

A rhythmic gymnast since age six, national title winner by 12 and a national team member from age 14, Alexandra is a huge advocate for her sport. The 15-year-old believes rhythmic gymnastics not only teaches children coordination and promotes good health, but also encourages complex thinking and discipline. After a successful 2017, which saw her win gold in Singapore and achieve the highest ranking by an Australian at a grand prix event, Alexandra is hoping to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and World Championships. Now training up to 50 hours a week to achieve her goal, she will use this grant to help with travel costs.