Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pacific Rim Championships: DAY 3

...AKA The Morning After The Night Before!

...AKA Cometh The Hour Cometh The Man!

Sam Offord is just one skilled MAG on show today in the men's senior and junior apparatus finals. I'm hoping his presence will see a bigger crowd, it was so great to hear something bigger than golf claps last night.

Going by rankings from the team and all-around, Sam should be going into the rings final ranked first(!) and should also appear in the pommel, p-bars and high bar finals. Luke Wiwatowski goes into the high bar final ranked 2nd, just one of a number of finals slots for him. Brody-Jai Hennessy was the highest-ranked Aussie junior from Thursday night so I hope to see him as well.

Will we see another USA whitewash...?

See finals start lists here.



Due to unforseen personal circumstances (not Masterchef -related), The Australian Gymnastics Blog is withdrawing its attendance at the men's apparatus finals tonight.
Best wishes to all competitors (especially Team Oz), and tune in tomorrow for coverage of the women's event finals, which - for the moment - should see AGB back on form.


Stuck at home but just heard the ace news - SAM OFFORD WON RINGS! YEEEEEHAAA!


Luke Wiwatowski hangs on for high bar bronze!

Juniors Tyson Bull and Jack Rickards score silver (high bar) and bronze (pommel) respectively!

Naazmi Johnston wins hoop gold! And rope silver!

Medals, medals, marvellous medals!

I'm so bummed I couldn't make it tonight and missed all this awesomeness.

Tomorrow, as the excitement rolls on, the last day of PacRim kicks off with...

Wide World of Sport (Nine) will include an interview and feature with Phil Rizzo who will be in Melbourne tomorrow for the 2010 Pacific Rim Championships. Watch WWOS tomorrow at 10am AEST.

Quick hits will be coming thick and fast from the Facebook group, official Twitter and also GymnasticsLive's Twitter here.


nade00 said...

Pics of the Aussies from Friday night:

You're welcome to use them but please credit.

Anonymous said...

it was a good night at mens app finals i was sitting with the canadian wag team who i met on the bus on the way to the venue i wish them the best and hope brittany recovers quickly i also was talking to ben (tramp) and phil rizzo at the comp also spotted allana and jacqui was there working