I'm sorry everyone, I only just walked in the door from doing banking and such down the street. I'm trying to keep up with the AA final happening right now! Am wishing hasty good luck vibes to the pride of Waverley, G-Bo and DJ Sho-Mo who are flying the flag for Australia AND their club today.
Rotation 1: Georgia on beam, Shona on bars.
Shona rotating with big guns- the likes of Nistor, Chusovitina and Barbosa. Georgia rotating with Hopfner-Hibbs and Ferrari. Oh, I love the group that has Gaelle Mys and Becky Downie in it!
Georgia got a 15.1 on beam, good on her! Come on, come on, where's Shona's score? Apparently she hit a steady routine........ Ah, here we go: 14.625 for her.
Rotation 2: Georgia goes to floor, Shona moves to beam.
Come on Sho-Sho, make it three for three!
(Speaking of Ms Morgan, there's a nice little piece written here about her.)
14.375 on floor for Georgia. B-scores in the high 8's but no deductions (eg out of bounds) to be seen.
15.100 for Shona on beam, hurrah! Another good routine for her. What a rock this girl is! I see another Worlds team slot for her...
Rotation 3: Vault for Georgia, Floor for Shona
Shona's sitting in 11th place at the moment. Let's hope she can better Lisa Skinner's effort of 9th from Sydney.
G-Bo's up first on vault. Stand it up, Georg!
(Go away, Tamsyn Lewis. Go Away, Go Away, Go Away, Go Away.)
14.850 for Georgia's vault, what a great effort. Just hit bars, GB, and you'll have done yourself a great campaign. A few A-scores in there measuring 9.4, woohoo!
(This puts her in 5th for now... for her to look up at the scoreboard and see that must be so cool. I mean, I know the rotation isn't over yet but see that would be pretty encouraging)
Shona 14.425 on floor, execution scores in the low-to-mid-8's. One 8.7 in there. A competent job. This puts Georgia up in 7th, Shona in 9th.
Rotation 4: Georgia to finish on bars, Shona to finish on vault
I hope Shona cranks out the Y-double. If not now, then when!? She had been training it successfully in camp after all...
It's not saying a start value so I don't know if she did a double... but Shona scored a 14.650 on vault. Execution scores in the low 9's, one in the 8's. What a great competition this young lady has had. What an example to set for the national junior program!
Georgia is last up on bars, she must be nervous. It's a 14.625.
She ends up in 13th place, Shona Morgan in 15th,
Ladies, we are so proud of you! Keep the good vibe going into 2009 and beyond!
*collapses onto keyboard in exhaustion*
Oh, crongratulations to Anastasia 'Nastia' Liukin (Gold), Shawn Johnson (Silver) and Yang YiLin (Bronze), our Olympic all-around medallists! Congratulations USA for your second consecutive Olympic champ and a truly 'artistic' one at that!
ETA some hours later - I missed the last rotation of Channel 7's broadcast because I had to go to work. So unless they magically replay it tonight, I can sadly say that I missed the medal-clinching floor routines and the medal ceremony itself *sigh*
In a twisted way, I'm secretly glad no Aussies made EF's because I can't spent another afternoon jumping between results pages and typing like a mad woman and flicking the tv channels over to see if Channel 7's showing it yet. It's too much!
VOTE 1 Beth Tweddle for Olympic Uneven Bars Champ. My vote's now going to the artistic lovelies and the underdogs!
WAG ALL-AROUND FINAL RESULTS...