Some vids can be found here and HERE!
And here are fabulous pics!
It was actually easier than I had always imagined it would be. When I went out on the podium I didn’t look up at the audience; I just kept to myself and kept focused. Although I was nervous as soon as I jumped on to the apparatus, I just did my routine like I normally would.
The Crawford report dismissed the Australian Olympic Committee's calls for an extra $100 million a year for 10 years for elite sports, saying that money would be better spent elsewhere.
Lauren Mitchell will be a guest of this week's Sunday Night Sports Party on 116SEN.
She will feature as a guest of Mark Franklin this Sunday (15th November).Anybody who wants to listen to the interview with Lauren can do so by listening to 1116 SEN here in Melbourne or by listening live over the internet by going to www.sen.com.au and clicking on the listen on-line icon on the top right hand side of their home page.All going well, Lauren should be interviewed around 9.30pm AEDST.
Welcome to Vladimir Joura who has been appointed as Head Coach of Queensland Gymnastics’ Women’s High Performance program. Vladimir joins the HPC team from the WAIS WAG elite program which has recently achieved enviable results on [sic] the international arena. We also welcome Irina Joura as senior coach for the WG program. Irina is a renown [sic] beam specialist who has also been actively involved in the WA HPC and also the Northern Beaches program. Vladimir and Irina will move to Queensland along with their two daughters Sasha [sic] and Natalia who are both gymnasts and we look forward to the gymnastics community welcoming them to our wonderful State and HP program.
Floor was difficult in training as Georgia found it hard to get the timing on the Speith Floor. She hit her new floor routine and was the only gymnast with 3 double saultos at the comp. Most athletes - including the Chinese - only did one. Unfortunately Georgia landed out of the floor on her first and last pass – so was given a 1.0 penalty. Given the Arabian double Saulto is new she handled herself really well – and the new floor dance was done clean.
For her first International assignment this was a very good job. Many coaches and judges came to us and commented on her presentation and skill level and were very impressed with her.
The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS), in conjunction with Gymnastics Queensland (GQ), have announced the appointments of Vladimir Joura (Head Coach) and Irina Joura (Senior Coach) to their Women's Elite Program. In announcing the appointments, GQ Executive Director Wayne Hill stated, "We believe Vladimir's appointment will contribute to re-building a stable and high quality program that will once again be a positive contributor to the National initiative."
Vladimir Joura coached for 12 years at the highly successful West Australia Institute of Sport (WAIS) Women's program and takes with him to Brisbane his youngest daughter Natalia Joura who is a current member of the National Junior Squad.
Vladimir's departure will create a coaching opportunity at WAIS. If you are interested, please follow the links to the WAIS web site for details.