This was posted about the Aussies on the Rotterdam site:Australia walked into the arena and into a terrific bars session. Routine after routine was nailed. Larrissa Miller, a World UB finalist last year who faces potential reserve status, performed exquisitely on bars and stuck her dismount twice. The three Australian Georgias (yes, there are three!) all performed beautiful bars sets. Lauren Mitchell performed cleanly on what is her weakest event. She followed it up with excellent beam sets, nailing all her skills. Her floor was solid, as well, although she stepped out of bounds on her first pass and couldn’t even do the stag jump with which she usually ends the pass. Emily Little, Australia’s upcoming star, also trained brilliantly, performing solid, hit routines repeatedly and performing high, clean double-twisting Yurchenkos on vault. Georgia Simpson, an elegant gymnast who possesses a natural gift for dance, soon became the many photographers in the arena’s darling with her exquisite execution. It looked almost as though she had been watching some YouTube videos of Nastia Liukin! She even had the flick of the ponytail and the stare down to a tee!It remains to be seen, of course, if Australia’s younger team members can withstand the pressure of a world stage to garner a great team result, but they should certainly qualify to the next to the next worlds with room to spare!
Lol - great picture - I'm lacking brain power but will send a caption later!
It looks like that pic is Lauren's reaction to Peggy suggesting she wear a Shannon Miller style scrunchie circa 1994
Peggy: "Umm, err, gosh, I can remember the girls' names this year. What is her name?"Lauren: "Georgia!"
"Why do WE have to clean the pit? We didn't bring any beanies or old trackie dacks. NOT FAIR. Our shiny leos will get wrecked"
Peggy: It smells like it came from that direction....Lauren: Peggy, I heard what I heard.
Lauren (In her head): How about YOU go and do one more beam set.
Peggy: Lauren, I did warn you about what happens to your face when the wind changes!
How many bloody more gold medals do you want????
I wonder when the final team will be announced now that Podium traing is over.? G Sim is still my favourite, after the cooments that have been made recently...Nastia Liukin? could we have our own Aussie version? She does look simply delightful on floor.
"Peggy, we can't just WALK into Mordor." I laughed so much when I read that. Can't think of any captions right now. Yours just keeps coming back in my head.
Another podium training report:2:50 p.m.: Hello, Australia. In the old days, it was not considered smart to take your A-team from one huge competition (say, a Commonwealth Games) straight to another (say, a World Championships). But if team Australia performs the way it was training, that "rule" will go straight into the trash.The Aussies were lovely on bars. Lovely. Pointed toes and polish, particularly from Georgia Simpson and Georgia Bonora and Larrissa Miller. Lauren Mitchell is also highly improved on this event.Seems like all reports are mentioning Simpson as having a certain 'it' factor. Certainly bodes well for her chances. If Wheeler can't get her piked arabian dismount happening then I'ld say it's a certainty that Simpson will be chosen.
I have everything crossed for Simpson. It's so exciting to see her name being discussed on so many forums and Blogs. She certainly is very photogenic - Stunning.
3x Georgia's.....crazy! Who would have thought it hey?!
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