Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
3 minute read
21 Oct 2019
10:11 am

Women in Sport: She’s your typical jack-in-the-box

Wesley Botton

Caitlin Rooskrantz admits she could never sit still as a child. That worked out perfectly for her gymnastics career...

Caitlin Rooskrantz. Photo: Supplied.

As a child, Caitlin Rooskrantz exerted so much energy climbing any object to which her tiny limbs could cling, her parents took her to gymnastics lessons just to calm her down. "I was jumping around, climbing door frames and constantly putting myself in dangerous situations, and my parents didn't know how to control me," Rooskrantz recalls. "A friend of theirs recommended it as a way for me to release energy, so I started at the age of six. "It became a passion and I've never looked back." A little more than a decade down the line, and she's no longer...