Kiara Munteanu


After commencing her career at the Niddrie Gymnastics Club, Kiara now trains National Centre of Excellence in Melbourne.

Kiara had a big year in 2014, competing as a senior in her first international competitions.

Kiara won the gold medal with team Australia, and also a bronze on Vault at the Nadia Comaneci International Invitational in the USA.  She then followed this performance by placing fourth in both the team event and Uneven Bars event at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy.

At the 2014 Australian Gymnastics Championships, Kiara placed second on Vault and third All Around, as well as winning team gold. This follows another strong performance at the event in 2013 in her first year as a senior where she placed first on Vault, third on Uneven Bars and won the team title.

Munteanu was the youngest member of the team that was selected to represent Australia at the World Championships in Nanning, China, where she contributed to the seventh place team final.

Munteanu finished fourth on Bars and sixth on Vault in the 2015 Australian Gymnastics Championships.


Birthplace: Melbourne
Occupation: Student - completed Year 12 and now taking a gap year
Nickname: Ki, Kiz
Sporting motto: Quitters never win and winners never quit
Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement
Most admired sportsperson: Georgia-Rose Brown, Emma Nedov
Favourite sports team: Carlton
Favourite music: All music
Favourite movie: -


Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 4 years old, had way too much energy
First Club: Niddrie Gymnastics Club
First Coach: Karen Baker
Current Club: National Centre of Excellence (Melbourne)
Current Coach: Misha Barabach, Tracey Penaluna and Lisa Bradley
Best apparatus: Floor 
Favourite skill: Tkaatchev ginger on Uneven Bars
Most difficult skill to learn: Shap
Strengths as a gymnast: Power and strength


Best National Performance: 2013 Australian Championships
Best International Performance: 2014 Nadia Comaneci International Invitational
Best Gymnastic Moment: Being selected to compete at my first World Championships


Year Jun/Snr Team AA VT UB BB FX
2016 Senior 1st
7th -
2015 Senior 1st - 6th 4th - -
2014 Senior 1st 3rd 2nd 4th 8th 7th
2013 Senior 1st 4th 1st 3rd 6th 4th
2012 Senior -
2011 IDP 10 1st 3rd 1st 6th 8th 2nd
2010 IDP 8 2nd 9th 2nd 9th 12th 12th


Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2016 Aquece Rio Test Event, BRA 5th - =62nd 62nd 83rd -
2016 Pacific Rim Championships, USA 3rd 6th
6th 8th
2015 World Championships, SCO 14th 61st
115th 59th 74th
2014 World Championships, CHN 7th 47th 75th 30th 56th 177th
2014 Nadia Comaneci International Invitational, USA 1st 6th 3rd 6th 6th 5th
2014 City of Jesolo Trophy, ITA 4th 18th - 4th - 8th
2011 Vitaly Sherbo Invitational, USA 1st 2nd 1st 1st 5th 2nd


Commonwealth Games: N/A
World Championships: 2014, 2015
Olympic Games: N/A