Friday, September 19, 2014

BREAKING: 2014 WORLDS WAG TEAM

Thanks to everyone's favourite ginger ninja being given the all-clear to publish this piratical pic, our team to Nanning must very clearly be...


Georgia Rose Brown\
Larrissa Miller
Lauren Mitchell
Maryanne Monckton
Kiara Munteanu
Emma Jane Nedov
Olivia Vivian


Non-travelling reserve: Emily Little


Read Gymnastics Australia's official announcement here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

2014 Worlds: WAG Team Trial 2

Tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!

Best of luck to the gang.


We heart you!

Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 Worlds: MAG Team

Michael Mercieca
Sean O’Hara
Chris Remkes
Naoya Tsukahara
Luke Wadsworth
Trenten Wan
Luke Wiwatowski

Reserves: 

Mitchell Jones, Kent Pieterse, Max Woloszyn

Congrats to the chaps!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nearly Nanning

It is edging ever closer to the hour we know our men and women bound for China.

Nominative teams* have been announced today, while on Wednesday the news out of team WAG was an update of their injury petition list for team trial #2 to: Godwin, Brown, Miller and Mitchell.

* Not official, not confirmed. Can be changed up to 24 hours before competition begins.


The men's team is looking to be announced Monday (15th) after their trial this weekend. It's great to see some of the guys who had to step down before Glasgow battle for a place once more!




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Little Excitement

Yes, it's that time again!

Our artistic gymnasts are back in camp, this time looking towards Nanning, China (not to be confused with Nanjing, where the Youth Olympics have just merrily wrapped up!) and the 2014 World Championships.

While we await official reports and announcements after Friday's second team trial*, we can confirm today that 2012 Olympian Emily Little has returned to the sport to trial. Says fellow camper Olivia Vivian on twitter today, "She's baaaaaack! [And] Looking great, too!"

:)



Before people get toooooo crazy speculating why certain seniors aren't in this photo Olivia posted today, please do remember there's still a second day to go.

* Correction: This was trial #1. A second trial to determine the team is to be held in the next ten days.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Feat of Clay / That's Watts Up

Two commendable results out of the Youth Olympics in China this week.

Flippin', flyin' West Australian Abbie Watts qualified, and then finished, 6th overall in the women's individual trampoline event with stiff competition from China and Russia. You can see a brief profile of Abbie from before her departure for the meet here on Perth's Today Show.

Pacific Rim vault gold medallist Clay Stephens (who I learned is cheekily nicknamed "Nemo" by teammates due to the fact he only has one pectoral muscle!) fell short of qualifying for the men's all-around final by one place, but is confidently through to the vault final on Sunday. Clay popped by the Nanjing athlete's village video booth here. Best of luck to Clay.

Taking to the floor soon will be our rhythmic gymnasics representative, Tara Wilkie!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

After The Dust Has Settled...

"I say after every major comp I'll reassess and see where I am and probably during this competition I reassessed and I was like 'I'm not done yet, I want to go to worlds." -- Lauren Mitchell

"Let England have a turn. We'll get back. Next year in 2015 and 2016 we have a couple of little hot shots that are turning 16, because they have to be 16 before they can compete at this level. So we've got some 14 and 15-year-olds back at home that will be 'our Claudia' next year." - Peggy Liddick

From here.

MEDAL ALERT

LAUREN MITCHELL
SILVER MEDAL

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