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I'll do a full AA wrap-up post tomorrow. In the meantime: Awwwwwww!
Canberra-based Jefferis grew up in Brisbane training with and competing against Pichler, who arrived in Queensland from Australia as a five-year-old.
"I've been competing against this knucklehead since I was six years old," he said of Jefferis.
"Me and Josh, we're best of friends, and Sammy Offord, I spent my junior career with him and we're all great mates as well."
Channel Ten did a TF wrap-up montage at 9:50, showing more routines in their highlight package then they showed in their actual entire broadcast! Lots of awesome looking super-slow-mo footage and soundbites from the commentators. Fierce faces!
Ten then interviewed Josh, who outright said he was disappointed but gave credit to England for their stiff competition. He acknowledged that a few things didn't go his way but he's philosophical about it, happy with the bronze. His elbow is heavily taped. "If you'd told me 6 months ago I'd get bronze, I wouldn't have thought so." He appreciates the support everyone has given him back home ("Hi mum, dad, Sam and grandparents!")
10:27 Hosts have just told us there's a slight delay in the competition kicking off.
10:30 Gymnastics on Delhi Gold has been delayed "until 10:40".
10:43 Cameras rolling in the arena. HERE WE GO! Judges march in. Gary Wilkinson says there was accreditation and venue access problems with the judges?
Anyway. THE STARS OF THE SHOW ARE HERE!
Aussie leotards: Pink, purple and white (you can see it on Georgia, Em and Loz were in their trackies). It's an all new design!
All three Aussies starting on vault. My bad, it's dark BLUE. White chest and sleeves, dark blue body, pink swirls.
Emily warms up a gorgeous DTY, nearly stuck.
VT Emily: DTY, nice form throughout, great toes, just a hop back. Great effort. Peggy happy. 14.850!
VT Mitchell: DTY good distance, landed with slight leg separation (legs not together as she hit the mat). 14.650
VT Bonora: Yurchenko full. Ankles taped and footsocks on. Just a hop backward on landing. 13.800
After 1 rotation, Emily 1st, Lauren 2nd, Imogen Cairns 3rd. I've little doubt Cairns and Mitchell can (and will) feature on the medal podium with hit routines.
UB Little: Heaps of hair glitter! Jump over low to high. Toe on, toe on half, straddler jaeger. Bail, straddle up to high, Toe on full. Double layout dismount a little whippy but landed nicely.
UB Mitchell: rocking the pink eyeshadow! Jump over low to high. Stalder to giant half, catches straddle jaeger with bent back. Bail, low up to high. Toe on, tow on half. Brings the double front tuck a leeetle close to the bar (I always worry she's going to hit herself), hops forward a fair way but stands it up. Good job Loz!
UB Bonora: John and Nikolai chalk up for her. Jump to high. Comaneci lovely! Overarches slightly on a handstand, overshoot (nearly loses it again) giant full, giant half, Double front nice and tight but a hefty jump forward. Em and Loz happy for her.
To beam. Aussies currently sitting in 1, 2, 3! Hope they can overcome yesterday's problems (I'm thinking Beijing TF right about now!) Loz is up first.
BB Mitchell: Chest roll mount. BHS LOSO LO hit like crazy! Split jump, wolf jump. Wolf turn, just gets it around. Switch split half. Hesistates before front aerial, split leap, back tuck. Ring jump. BHS, FF double pike stuck but with a tiiiiiiny hop! Relief on her face, joy on Peggy's! It's a 15.000!
BB Little: lands the front tuck. Wolf turn rushed but stays on. Front aerial BHS LOSO nice. Change wolf (that thing is so weird), split leap, planted back tuck. Change side. Double tuck dismount, chest quite low, small hop to balance herself. Big hug from Nikolai.Big smiles as 13.750 is flashed, she is still in second!
BB Bonora: Jump on (boo). Change split leap, back tuck, front aerial low, shuffles and pauses. BHS LOSO nice. Split jump half, a little unsteady. Onodi gorgeous, side somi. Side aerial, a wobble. Ring jump. Full turn. Roundoff , great high double pike with a small hop. Hurray! Bung ankles bedamned!
Time for the final rotation! CAN Australia make it 1-2-3 and repeat what they did in Kuala Lumpr in 1998???
After 3 rotations...
1. Lauren Mitchell 43.550
2. Emily Little 42.350
3. Georgia Bonora 41.450
4. Imogen Cairns 40.400
5. Jocelyn Hunt 40.150
6. Laura Edwards 39.150
FX Bonora: Fierce face to start! High double tuck stuck! Double twist nice and high. Yang bo jump, change split full. Stumbled out of triple turn. 1.5 through to full, nice. Front aerial as part of dance. Leo looks good against the white floor! Gorgeous floated double pike, amazing! A tiny step back, soooooo good. John Hart very pleased. 13.500!
Camera zooms right in on Georgia, John and Kerryn having a chat. Thanks, camera guy.
FX Little: Getting a last pep talk from Peggy, Imogen Cairns' routine was quite an act to follow! Tcked full in to open. New music? Double tuck with a hop backward. She's really worked on her dance, nice work. Front aerial as part of dance. Double turn. 1.5 into double, slightly shuffled. Nice leaps. DOUBLE PIKE STUCK!!!! Dramatic finish! 13.500 into first place! Guaranteed a medal!
FX Mitchell: Intense preparation on the sidelines. Closes eyes, appears to be visualsing the moves. Big smile as she goes into her opening pose. Sweeps the first gestures bigger than normal. Arabian-stag perfect. Piked full-in one hop back. Really milking the spotlight, dragging out every move like Dasha! She is loving this. Saves the 2.5 to front layout. Double pike back with a hop, looked dangerously close to going OOB. 14.450
There is no disputing... Final score is 58.200
LAUREN MITCHELL IS OUR 2010 COMMONWEALTH GAMES WOMEN'S ALL AROUND CHAMPION!!!
and better yet...
SILVER TO AUSTRALIA'S EMILY LITTLE!
BRONZE TO AUSTRALIA'S GEORGIA BONORA!
IT'S AN AUSSIE TRIFECTA! JUST LIKE 1998!
Ten is interviewing the girls, they can't get the smiles off their faces. Loz is so humble, though I'm pretty sure I just heard her utter (re: Worlds) "Bring it on!"
Medal ceremony - Girls marching in synch, almost rivalling their military chaperones! Loz is giggling a bit, she's so chuffed.
They all have big hugs for eachother. Emily beaming from ear to ear when they call her name. Big cheers and whistles for Lauren. Gives a little "woah!" expression when her scarf is put on after her medal. Awww, three Aussie flags are raised, what a sight! Tears in Lauren's eyes, she is singing her heart out! Gosh I love that girl. She beckons for Georgia and Em to join her on the top dais. Huge pearly white smiles from all of them, what a moment, what a moment! Georgia says something that makes Loz laugh. Camera flashes all round on the sidelines, must be hectic for them.
Enjoy every minute, girls! You absolutely rocked!