Wow, are these guys hitting it out of the ballpark this week or what!? Some great news updates are happening, they are really answering demand (speaking of which, a few more videos from Saturday's trial are up so check those out if you're interested).
This is all from their latest news release:
With the 2009 National Championships due to kick off the 2009 domestic season, next week will see a number announcements relating to Women's Gymnastics.
1. Australian Team to the 2009 Japan Cup
Gymnastics Australia will be sending a team of five gymnasts to compete at the 2009 Japan Cup. The event will be held in Tokyo (JPN) from the 18-19th July immediately following the 2009 National Championships and will feature an International Team competition. The competition format will follow that of a Team Final (ie Comp IV rules) with five team members forming the team, three to compete on each apparatus and all three scores counting towards the team apparatus total. It is expected that the Australian Team will be named early next week.
2. Definitive Entries for the 2009 National Championships
Entries to the 2009 National Championships close next week, with states required to list their team members by name. In the year following an Olympic Games it is always interesting to see which athletes choose to participate in the National Championships and compete for national honours. It is expected that in addition to some familiar faces, we will also see some up and coming athletes take centre stage at the 2009 National Championships.
3. Athlete Update - Dasha Joura
Early next week, Gymnastics Australia in conjunction with the Western Australian Institute of Sport will provide an athlete update on Dasha Joura. It is well known that Dasha's participation in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games was hampered by an ankle injury sustained in podium training and that this injury has further delayed her return to full competition preparation in 2009. Gymnastics Australia is aware that fans of Dasha are keen to hear of her progress and to this end will provide an update on Dasha and her plans for the 2009 competition season next week.