Port Macquarie gymnasts Clair Wilcox and Harmony Mitchell have secured gold medals at the recent state championships held in Sydney.
The pair secured their respective medals after scoring above a combined score of 36 - or above a nine average - across four disciplines.
Gymnastics competitions includes bar, beam, vault and floor.
They competed in level four of the titles as part of the Far North Coast team.
Port Macquarie Gymnastics Club head coach Angy Dixon said nine members of the local club competed in the state.
"We are proud of all our members who either won gold, silver, bronze or who competed," she said.
"Our club is continuing to prosper with more members qualifying to compete.
"Three years ago we only had a couple of gymnasts qualify (for state). This year we had four compete at level five, three at level six and Clair and Harmony at Level 4.
"Each of these girls had to qualify in order to compete at the state level."
The club has about 30 gymnasts in the competitive program with around 400 in the non-competitive section.
The head coach said the continuing improvement of their coaches was one of the reasons behind the increase in participating at state.
We do a lot of education and our coaches are always wanting to learn. They are also very motivated.Angy Dixon
"We do a lot of education and our coaches are always wanting to learn. They are also very motivated," Dixon said.
Clair said her favourite apparatus was the floor and praised her coaches for their support.
"I love doing tumbling on the floor," said the Hastings Public School student.
"Gymnastics is really good and I enjoy being part of the team."
Harmony attends MacKillop College and says gymnastics helps ease some of the stress associated with school work.
"I just love gymnastics," she said.
Both girls said they wanted to continue progressing through the various levels at competition.
The club operates from the Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium.
Dixon said gymnastics is entertaining and motivating for those involved because it includes fun and fitness.
She said it also helps participants learn about balance and strength which can dovetail into other sports.
"Some of our members shine in other sports - like swimming or surfing - because of the training we do," she said.
The coach said it was great to see all the gymnasts perform at their very best during the state titles.
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