So what's the 'haps' with the Olympic team, you may ask? Well:
- It's already been said that the Victorian girls were at the athlete 'welcome home' parade earlier today.
- Over the weekend, Shona and Georgia presented medals at the Waverley Invitational and, along with Emma Dennis, they have a month of cross-training to look forward to with various clubmates.
- Dasha and Lauren also did some medal presenting of their own, at the International Levels Challenge up in Perth. They also cheered on fellow WA competitors who participated in the Australian levels teams.
- And, as we've established, Olivia is starting her training with Oregon's NCAA gymnastics team.
I can bet the girls are grateful for any time they can get that isn't spent in a competition leo or a trackie. Best of luck to all of them as one competition season winds down and another starts up.
I also came across some interesting shots of the Beijing team that you may not have seen before...
The first lot (badly re-sized and edited by me in Paint, sorry) are from when the team was first named in Canberra. Olivia and Ash look lovely and sunny, sadly the others look a bit bored, or like they're attempting wistful glances (with not much success). I love these girls but hate that they get asked to adopt poncey poses!
And the following are from Beijing...
(thank heavens that was just a vault drill!)