Sunday, October 31, 2010


Sorry I've been AWOL since yesterday's appearances. Places to be, people to see, concerts to watch, cakes to bake.

Lauren Mitchell did indeed appear on both Hey Hey It's Saturday and Nine's Wide World of Sports this weekend. Gymnastics Australia has provided videos of both tv spots.

It's been an exhausting two days for our world champion but she has represented the sport, her club and her family exceptionally. We couldn't ask for a better amassador for gymnastics. Kudos to Lauren for her patience, poise and positive attitude.

New articles can also be read here and here.

The 19-year-old was mobbed by hundreds of young gymnastics devotees when she hit the tarmac, prompting a friend to quip: ''Wow, you're the female Justin Bieber!''

However, Mitchell won't be selling out in an attempt to cash in on her name. ''The part that we really want to leverage is talking to teenage girls about their own self-esteem and keeping it real for them - issues like body image,'' Graeme Mitchell said.


Tuesday 9th November – 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm – Part 1 - Fox Sports 2

Wednesday 10th November – 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm – Part 2 - Fox Sports 2

Thursday 11th November – 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm – Part 3 - Fox Sports 2

Friday 12th November – 1.00 pm-3.00 pm – Part 4 - Fox Sports 2

- Thanks for the heads-up, Emma!

(PS It was a jack-o-lantern cake!)


Anonymous said...

Wow- the field for sports performer of the year is strong. I just voted for Lauren (and you can vote EVERY DAY!) but all the gym fans need to get behind her because Torah Bright, Alicia Coutts, Lydia L and Mark Webber definite contenders. I also certainly don't want allaround jerk Todd Carney winning with his 'redemption' story (where apparently if you just don't act like a COMPLETE drunken jerk for a year you're suddenly a hero and everyone forgets how you acted in years before). Lauren is much more of a hero than this guy!

Get to voting guys!

Anonymous said...

Yes the field is very strong. I thought Lauren would be a good chance because she is a world champion not just relying on Commonwealth Games results but I forget about the winter olympians who would have to be a good chance.

Anonymous said...

omg thanks!! i was hoping that they would show it on foxtel yay

Anonymous said...

can someone explain what lauren's dad was talkingabout eg body image, self esteem?