And so endeth the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Page 4 of today's Herald Sun features a photo from the closing ceremony in which you can see Olivia and Ashleigh riding on the shoulders of other athletes and looking like they're having a ball. Georgia and Dasha can be glimpsed on the ground below them (but it's like frickin' Where's Wally down there).
It was an up-and-down gymnastics competition, particularly for Australia's gymnasts, but certainly an interesting week at that. Our competitors have had quite a journey to learn from and build on as we roll on to London in 4 years' time.
Elation, tears, celebration and fear, we commend our gymnasts for all they have been through to bring us their fantastic performances in Beijing this month.
Sydney-based readers can cheer on the gymnasts in the athlete parade tomorrow. Fans in other states can watch on Sunrise.
Images courtesy of Fairfax Media and Gymnastics Australia.