Saturday, May 30, 2009

Moscow to Melbourne

HOLD THE FRONT PAGE: Sellathurai Unstoppable!

Prashanth has qualified first to the pommel horse final and second to the rings final at the Moscow Stars of Gymnastics world cup competition. You can't spell "Proshy" without "pro"! Best of luck to him in the final, this will be a real confidence-booster.

Matthew unfortunately didn't have as much luck, only scoring an 11.950 on pommel.

Still, both athletes have represented the national program very well on their Russian sojourn. Good on you, boys.

Today was indeed the volunteer training session for Vic State Championships, and I'm very excited. There is a rather nice group of people taking part this year (one of them a former schoolmate of mine!) and for those of you wondering, I'm pretty sure you can still contact GV to offer your assistance, as there have apparently been some late pull-outs. I'd never been to the State Netball and Hockey Centre but I can tell from our brief tour it will fit the event and all its buzzing spectators fantastically. It's going to be a big year, with special acro, aero and rhythmic displays throughout the artistic competition.

ETA: Prashanth ended up with silver on pommel (damn you, Berki!) so he can add yet another medal to his collection. He also managed a 7th place on rings.


shelley said...

Netball and Hockey Centre is a good venue but, as you are on the floor, I recommend you dress warm.

It has been extremely cold in previous years on the floor whilst lovely and warm in the stands at the same time!

From memory, a long sleeve T-shirt under your event T-shirt is allowable. I would come prepared!

Mez said...

Thanks for the heads-up. I am a person who prefers to wear long sleeves under t-shirts anyway so I'm set! The coldness issue was brought up today, briefly, but only in regard to the gymnasts i.e keeping them warm during bye rotations.

The t-shirts this year are white so I plan on wearing additional under-layers anyway!

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with this story but there is an article about Dasha in The West Australian

New is not good. Apparently she has waited nine months for her ankle to heal naturally but it hasn't and now she needs sury and will be out for the rest of the year. Apparently still wants to compete in Delhi and London.

Anonymous said...

Could you let us know who the acro demo is done by- pair/trio/club etc? I know its not the focus of the day but it would be nice to know

Mez said...

I'm afraid I don't know that information, sorry. It might come in my volunteer manual, I won't know until the new week starts.