Monday, October 5, 2009


Holy new colour scheme, Batman!

The team jetsets for London this week. You can follow all the news and media nuggets here.

It has also been announced that THESE WORLDS WILL BE BROADCAST ON OUR TELEVISIONS! Furthermore, so will Worlds 2010 and 2011!

Thanks to Nade for pointing it out.

No specific channel in the Fox Sports family (1, 2 or 3) has been indicated as the one to watch so do check your guides closer to the days below. Thus far we have dates and times:

Oct 21
07:00 – 11:00 - Individual Apparatus Finals day 1
19:00 – 19:30 - Gymnastics Men’s All around Finals Highlights
19:30 – 20:30 - Individual Apparatus Finals day 1 Highlights

Oct 22
08:00 – 12:00 - Individual Apparatus Finals day 2
19:00 – 19:30 - Gymnastics Women’s All around Finals Highlights
19:30 – 20:30 - Individual Apparatus Finals day 2 Highlights

Oct 27
16:00 – 18:00 - Gymnastics Women’s All around Finals

Oct 29
11:30 – 14:00 - Gymnastics Men’s All around Finals

I'm excited, my frizzy and frothy ones.

So inexplicably excited!

ETA: GA indicates that Georgia Bonora has been nominated as the second AA-er(!!!) and ShoMo will do vault and beam only. However, up to 24 hours before the preliminary sessions kick off, this may change.


Sub division 1:
Sam Simpson (Vault)
Josh Jefferis (Rings)
Josh Jefferis (Vault)
Josh Jefferis (Parallel Bars)

Sub division 2:
Sam Offord (All-Around)

Sub division 3:
Sam Simpson (Floor)
Prashanth Sellathurai (Pommel Horse)
Prashanth Sellathurai (Rings)
Sam Simpson (Vault)
Philippe Rizzo (Parallel Bars)
Philippe Rizzo (Horizontal Bar)


Sub division 1:
Georgia Bonora (All-Around)

Sub division 2:
Shona Morgan (Vault)
Larrissa Miller (Uneven Bars)
Shona Morgan (Beam)

Sub division 3:
Lauren Mitchell (All Around)

And we also now know what Team BEEEF will be up to.

The team will travel to London and arrive the day prior to the women's qualifications. The team will have a full set of tickets to all women's sessions at the 2009 Artistic World Championships. During the men's competition days, the team will train at the Rushmoor Gymnastics Club in London ahead of taking part in the Rushmoor Rose Bowl Classic which will take place on Saturday 24th October, following the conclusion of the World Championships.

The Rushmoor Rose Bowl Classic will feature both qualifications and apparatus finals.

Following the Rushmoor Rose Bowl Classic, the team will then travel to Paris and compete in the Combs de la Ville International.

The 5 girlies pictured above will compete at the Rose Bowl Classic as 'Team Australia'; Nikki Chung, Ashley Cooney, Natalia Joura, Georgia Simpson and Rachel Collister will be 'Team Western Australia'.

Or as I'd like to call them, 'WAIS + 1".


Anonymous said...

Not a big fan of those leotards - relace the pink with green and they would be good. Australia should be represented in oz colours!!

Anonymous said...

To their credit - GA listed info on Worlds in their News section today - including the fact it was being covered by Foxtel.

Patriotism aside, the pink is pretty.

Mez said...

I went to the GA site first and then hopped quickly to the WWGym forum. I hadn't initially noticed the Foxtel information at GA so I'm not not-crediting them as a spite thing!

Anonymous said...

Yeah the pink is ok I guess - I suppose we are becoming known in the gym world for our pink leos!!

Anonymous said...

WELL DONE, GA! That is a fantastic page. I particularly like that you mention Luke being a team member that can't compete -- he deserves the recognition of making the team. And Foxsports...well, what can I say but SQUEEE!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I immediately saw the new leos as a blush red & black, not a pink. To me it's really a pinky red. *L*

I like them, although I have to agree that an emerald green with the black would have been particularly striking. I wouldn't be surprised if there's at least one other new leo if someone makes finals.

The Couch Gymnast said...

Lord, I guess its go you big pink fire engine. none too impressed. but it could be worse!

Anonymous said...

I don't mind the colour although i do love to see the green and gold. The design of the leos looks the same as the Olympic design just the colours have changed

Mez said...

It's extremely eye-catching, though I'm yet to decide if it's in a good way or a bad way!

Part of me feels like Peggy's let the girls go with a brash, bold colour combination to encourage a feeling of boldness/fearlessness within them and look-at-me attitude. As if, "these colours draw attention to me and make me stand out, so now I'll let my gymnastics do the attention some justice!"

Black and pink... it's like a goth bad-ass Barbie!

Anonymous said...

I am surprised Shona is competing vault. I wonder what her 2 vaults will be.

Nic said...

I really do not like the leotards, Flames are soooo tacky weather its pink or green!!

I do like the pinky/red colour though. I think that colour would look good on an entirely different design, the bejing qualifying leo's were nice.

Anonymous said...

STOKED theyre televising worlds!!

is anyone able to upload it? PLEASE PLEASE PLEAS, i don't have foxtel or any access to a tv with foxtel =(

shelley said...

ooooh getting exciting!

Ok, so for he techno does this streaming thing work?
Can I save the footage?
Is it good quality?

Does anyone know what time (Aussie time) these will be shown?

gymice said...

Rumour has it that Shona's 2 vaults are a Yurchenko full and a RO 1/2 on piked front off.

Anonymous said...

A yurchenko full? Surely that can't be right? I thought someone said she was doing consistent doubles? I really don't think she would try for the vault final with a yurchenko full only, it doesn't make sense at all.

Anonymous said...

shona's two vaults are yurchenko double twist and roundoff 1/2, pike 1/2.