Deborah Greenbaum

    Deborah is a current member of the Aerobics National Squad and trains at PLC in Sydney. 

Deborah, who also competes in Women's Artistic Gymnastics, is the reigning gold medalist from the Australian Aerobic Championships in the Senior International Individual Female category.

Deborah is also a seasoned campaigner on the International scene where she regularly represents Australia at the Suzuki World Cups in Japan and ANAC Internationals in the USA. In 2016, Deborah was also a member of the 2016 Aerobics World Championships team that competed in Korea where she came 30th overall in the Senior International Individual Female category - a fantastic achievement. 


Birthplace: Sydney, Australia.  
Current Residence: Sydney, Australia.  
Student and Gymnastics coach


Nickname: Deb  
Five words that best describe you: Life is uncertain, eat dessert first.                                                                     
Sporting motto: Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.  
Most admired gymnast or sportsperson: Daiana Nanzer.  
Favourite sports team: -  
Favourite music: Florence and the Machines.  
Favourite movie: Avatar.  


Currently Studying Bachelor of Pharmacy at The University of Sydney.   
Have any of your family members competed in elite sport? My father was selected to the Canadian Olympic Fencing Team but went to Law School instead.   
Best piece of advice received The sky is the limit; it's there for the taking. But you've got to go and get it.  
Superstitions or pre-competition rituals: On competition day I have to wear my lucking socks, eat half an apple before I warm up and not wear a scrunchie when I compete.   
How do you relax when you are not in the gym? Marathon Netflix sessions watching entire series in one day. Or try to keep on top of university work (not very relaxing though).   


Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: I started Artistic Gymnastics when I was 4. My older sisters were training and I wanted to do what they were doing and then discovered it was great fun. I started Aerobic Gymnastics when I was 13. I started High School at MLC and they had this really odd sport called Aerobics which I tried for one term and then never stopped.  
First Club: MLC School Sydney.  
First Coach: Nadine Robinson and Natasha Melacrinos.  
Current Coach: Gaia Brambilla and Lisa Milani.  
Favourite aspect of being a gymnast: Flying.  
Best apparatus: Aerobics floor.  
Favourite skill: Jumps.  
Most difficult skill to learn: The next new skills until it is mastered.  
Strength as a gymnast: Flexibility, strength and power.  


Year Level Category Result  
2017  Senior International   Individual Female 2nd   
2016 Senior International Individual Female 1st  

Junior International, AG 2 Individual Female 1st  
2013 Junior International, AG 2
Individual Female 1st  

National A, Intermediate Individual Female 1st  


Year   Event and Category Result
2017 ANAC International Aerobic Championships, USA  - Senior International Women 8th
2017 Suzuki World Cup, JPN - Senior International Women 9th    
2016 ANAC International Aerobic Championships, USA - Senior International Women 2nd  
2016 World Championships, KOR - Senior International Women  30th  
2016 Suzuki World Cup, JPN - Senior International Women 18th  
2015 ANAC International Aerobic Championships, USA - Senior International Women  4th  

2015 Suzuki World Cup, JPN - Senior International Women  21st  
2014 ANAC International Aerobic Championships, USA - Individual Woman Age Group 2 4th  
2014 Suzuki World Cup, JPN - Inividual Woman Age Group 2 9th      


Best National Performance: 1st, Senior and Junior International.  
Best International Performance: 2nd, Senior International, ANAC World Cup.  
Best Gymnastics Moment: Receiving my first international medal in senior international at ANAC. Also during each competition being able to catch up with friends from other states and other countries.