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Victorian Gymnast crowned winner of Australian Ninja Warrior 2019


July 30, 2019

Victorian Gymnast Charlie Robbins has been crowned the winner of Season 3 of Australian Ninja Warrior after being the furthest and fastest ninja in last night’s Grand Final. Charlie, a 21-year-old adult gymnast and from Peninsula Gymnastics in Rosebud, defeated fellow Peninsula Gymnasts Ashlin Herbert and Zak Stolz as well as 8 other contestants in the second part of the Grand Final to take out the mantle of Australian Ninja Warrior 2019. "It's been such a crazy experience, the word I've used a lot is surreal. It literally just doesn't feel real. I don't think it will feel real for a long time," Chalie said after his Stage 3 run of the Grand Final Ninja Warrior course. Despite being portrayed as a ‘Golf Ninja’ due to his passion for golf, Charlie has 15 years of Gymnastics training behind him which played a key part in his ninja success. “Being able to swing on obstacles is the number one thing that helps you on the ninja course. Gymnastics teaches you how to generate swing which makes a massive difference in being able to conserve energy as you take on the ninja course,” said Charlie. “This is one area that has really set the gymnasts apart from the other sportspeople and fitness professionals on Ninja Warrior.” Charlie began doing KinderGym to develop fundamental movement skills as a four-year-old before spending several years competing in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics where his favourite apparatus were High Bar, Rings and Parallel Bars...

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