New Australian national champion Lauren Mitchell fell off from the beam on a flip flop, flip flop, layout full. On Saturday, it was obvious after her second flip flop she would fall. On Sunday the direction was a bit better on the skill, but it was still off, and it led her to fall again at the same point. However, she showed a good floor exercise and received applause from the audience.Buh?
Could this be for real? Or could it just be typo and they meant... well, something other than "full"? Mind you, confusing 'layout full twist' with 'layout to two feet' is a big stretch.
She didn't attempt this particular skill at Nats, and we know she had problems with just a normal ff-ff-layout series so I am surprised she'll have pulled it out here. Particularly with all the twisting trouble we've heard she had after her injury and what it's taken to get a new beam repertoire happening. I am intrigued by this apparent new development.
Would love for a WA insider to confirm.