Qualification results are in from the Ostrava Cup. Matthew Curtis has qualified third for the pommel horse final; Thomas Pichler has qualified 7th to the high bar final. Good work, lads! Keep it up!
Also, at the recent Victorian Women's High Performance Centre awards night, Ashleigh Brennan won VIS Gymnast of the Year, and Marseille-bound Zoe Lorenzin was just one up-and-coming gymnast to win a Most Improved award (thanks special agent Infy).
The VWHPC also posted a photo of the 2010 Development Squad who recently had a training camp in Canberra, and will do the same again very soon as they aim for spots on the Youth Olympic Festival team.
(Massilia team members: Britt Greely back row, far left; Tierra Exum back row, third from right; Zoe Lorenzin front row, third from left; Svetlana Sanders second row, third from left)
Now for the Bad News.
I was contacted by Georgia Bonora's lovely Mum and she passed on the following, quite sad, information that she has allowed me to pass on to all of you:
Georgia had surgery this week to both ankles. She has been struggling with ankle spurs for a long time. They were just getting worse, so we thought now was a good time to get them both done. She'll be out of action for at least 12 weeks. She's looking forward to being able to land without it killing.
Poor thing! I know 12 weeks can be long and frustrating when you're laid up and not doing what you enjoy. I had just two week off after sinus surgery years ago and a mere four days in I was whining for entertainment that wasn't daytime television or hourly rounds of "I Spy With My Little Eye" where everything started with "c" and more often than not was "ceiling".
From myself and everyone who reads this little space - GET WELL SOON, G-BO!