Thirteen-year-old gymnast Averyl Mattahati trains at her home in Tangerang, Banten, on Friday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Don't Stop Me Now: Young Gymnast Trains at Home

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

JUNE 29, 2020

Junior gymnast Averyl Baline Mattahati has been forced to practice at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The thirteen-year-old, a gold medalist on the vault at the 27th Prime International Invitation 2019 in Singapore, now trains for two hours every day guided by her coach on Zoom. 

Lack of space and special equipment has been hard for Ave, who only has a chair and a simple mattress to help her train at home. Nevertheless, the teenager is undaunted.

"I'm okay with this, as long as I can train every day I will do my best," she said after another training session at home on Friday. 

His mother and little sister watch Aves training at her home in Tangerang, Banten on Friday (26/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave trains at her home in Tangerang, Banten, on Friday, watched by her mother and little sister. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave takes her dog walk around as she warms up before training at her home in Tangerang, Banten on Friday (26/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave takes her dog for a walk to warm up before training. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave does jump rope to burn calories at her home in Tangerang, Banten on Friday (26/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave skips rope to burn off calories. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave trains her body flexibility at her home in Tangerang, Banten on Friday (26/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave only has a thin foam matress for training. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave performs hand stand during training at her home in Tangerang, Banten on Friday (26/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A perfect handstand. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave drinks as she takes break during training at her home in Tangerang, Banten on Friday (26/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Taking a sip of water during a break. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave uses a chair as a training equipment at her home in Tangerang, Banten on Friday (26/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave practices stretching and balance with the help of a plastic chair. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave communicates with her coach through zoom application during training at her home in Tangerang, Banten on Friday (26/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Receiving instructions from her coach on the Zoom app. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave performs high jump on a thin mattress during training at her home in Tangerang, Banten on Friday (26/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ave practicing a jump. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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