Young gymnast sensation Anna-Marie Ondaatje won Switzerland’s first ever International Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition, the Zurich Cup 2020, as a proud representative of Sri Lanka.
Anna-Marie Ondaatje is a Canadian-born female rhythmic gymnast of Sri Lankan descent,
pursuing a professional career in gymnastics in its many forms. She has competed in both national level competitions in Canada and international events representing Canada, then choosing to switch and compete for Sri Lanka in international gymnastics events.
She became the first rhythmic gymnast to represent Sri Lanka at the Commonwealth Games, after creating history for the nation at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She was also revealed to be one of just four female gymnasts from Sri Lanka to represent at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Ondaatje qualified to represent Sri Lanka at the 2018 Asian Games as well, being the only gymnast from Sri Lanka to have progressed to compete at the 2018 Asian Games, which also marked her maiden Asian Games event.
The Sports Centre Gries in Volketswil, Switzerland was the venue for the first ever International Competition of Rhythmic Gymnastics in the country on the 18th and 19th of January. Over 300 gymnasts from 18 countries all over Europe, including Switzerland, competed at this event.
In the Rhythmic Gymnastics event, Anne-Marie Ondaatje won Gold representing Sri Lanka. She will be looking to score an Olympic qualification throughout the next six months leading up to Tokyo 2020.