A CURSORY glance at what Rio Olympian Dylan Schmidt does in his pastime offers a good snapshot of what makes him tick.

Schmidt's hobbies include hunting, fishing, claybird shooting and mountain biking.

"Oh, add golf to that too," says the 19-year-old who won senior men's gold medal at the 2016 Indo Pacific Championship in Napier in the long weekend.

While he uses his hobbies for downtime from trampolining, the second-year Auckland university commerce degree student accepts it's a good reflection of what his mindset is.


"It gets my heart racing in trampolining."

Dylan (167.680) shared the podium with Australians Jarrod Spear (silver, 155.115) and Ryan Hatfield (bronze, 150.260).

It was his second medal at the long weekend, after a silver on Friday in the synchronised event with teammate Sean Wilson.

Schmidt says the individual event is his focus, happy to perform 10 skills in a row in a routine where athletes are offered one-minute time limit to start and are done and dusted within 30 seconds.

For him the the five-day champs at the Pettigrew-Green Arena, Taradale, which ended yesterday with a closing ceremony and a shindig for teams at night, was more an opportunity to reacquaint himself with friends at a social level rather than a competitive one.

"I'm coming off the Olympics so I was training at peak before that so I wasn't trying to peak here but just do some easy routines," he says after eclipsing seven in the field in his third Indo-Pacific champs.

Schmidt finished seventh in the finals at Rio and was content with his placing considering his goal was to make the cut for the finals.

His ambition is to get on the podium at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but he remains circumspect about how he will go about it.

"I'll just have to train harder, trainer smarter and do the little things right to keep things going."

While the closing ceremony is a far cry from the excitement of Rio, Schmidt savoured his time in Napier.

"It's awesome. I've really enjoyed it."

He intends to do the World Cup circuit now and will enter the first leg in Azerbaijan in February next year.

Schmidt followed in the footsteps of older brother Callum and sister Rachel who have also competed internationally in trampolining.

"We grew up in Te Anau so there was a gym there so I just went along with them," he says, adding his sister was in Napier as well at the weekend.

Australian Lauren Sampson win (143.310) claimed the women's title here.

It was a welcome end to an inconsistent competition year, after mixed results at World Cup events in China, Italy and Switzerland.

"China was my first international senior competition - to be around and compete with athletes that I'd previously watched on live stream made me really nervous. I then got a personal best time of flight in Italy but then fell through the tramp is Switzerland," she told Gymsports NZ website.

Gymsports NZ spokeswoman Anna Robertson says the champs was also about a cultural experience for delegations.

"The meals plans from EIT had a banquet of hangi, crayfish, mussels and other real Kiwi food such as icecream with pavlova," Robertson says, adding athletes from five nations were going to return home today.