Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mitchell Unmatched

Our big red fire engine does it again!

Lauren Mitchell has won an unprecedented THREE GOLD MEDALS at the World Cup in Stuttgart!

She won floor (14.275), beam (15.325) and bars (14.150) in a historic display of dominance from an Australian gymnast.

Peggy said -

“Last night was a success, not only because she won the medals, but it was a statement that she’s a true professional, that she loves her gymnastics and when she goes out she can back herself up.

“Keep that history book open, just love the achievements that we’re making at the moment.”
Read more about Lauren's amazing round of competition here.

Some videos from the event are going up at this account, something of Lauren's may crop up if you keep your eyes peeled.

There is also a routine report up at The Couch Gymnast.

In other quite cool news, Loz's triple wolf turn has been submitted to the FIG for recognition in the Code of Points (and thus to be named after her).

She was mentioned in the Sydney Morning Herald, which also noted:

Following a brief training stint with the Romanian gymnastics team this week, Mitchell will journey to Glasgow to compete in the final world cup event of the year from November 18 to 21, followed by the renowned Toyota Cup in Japan from December 10 to 12.

Lauren we are so proud of you.

Personally, I hear an American Cup invite calling...

(ETA: Thanks to Nade for the heads-up... NEW LEO!)


alanna said...

congratulations Lauren! we're all so proud :D

nade00 said...

Hey guys, I finally made a new montage

The Aussies should be happy they didn't make it into this one.

Anonymous said...

Was a triple horizontal turn in the code of points?

Anonymous said...

That was brillant Nade. Thankyou. I haven't laughed like that for ages. The music, oh my some of the dances moves and even the animals who made an appearance cracked me up. That was priceless.

Anonymous said...

finally a new leo too!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Lauren

Anonymous said...

Isn't the triple wolf turn named after Terin Humphrey of the USA?

Anonymous said...

Humphrey did a 2.5, she drops her leg down during the last half so she never made a triple. The leg needs to be at horizontal throughout. If you look at Lauren's turn you can see she doesn't touch the beam until she has made all three turns and then she drops her leg.

At 9 seconds she drops her leg after 2.5 turns

Drops leg after three turns

Not that it really matters as both are rated E skills. FIG doesn't credit dance elements above an E, same as non release skills on UB.

Anonymous said...

Well done Lauren, especially for winning bars.

Robin said...

belated CONGRATS to Lauren! And what a different and stunningly beautiful new leo!

Anonymous said...

Isn't the American Cup format different next year? I didn't think it was going to be invite only anymore but either way I think Lauren should definitely be there!

Anonymous said...

Lauren will be able to attend and World Cup meet she wants next by virtue of her ebing top 8 in AA BB and FX at worlds last year.

Qualified gymnasts:

At the first event of the year 2011the following gymnasts are eligible and must be invited:
For Individual Apparatus Competitions (12 gymnasts total per apparatus, not including the Wild Cards for the Organizing Member Federation):
• All finalists (8 per apparatus) from C-III of the 2010 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Rotterdam
• The best 4 gymnasts per apparatus from the 2010 World Cup Ranking List, plus the Wild Cards if needed (limited to maximum 1 man and 1 woman) in case the Organising Member Federations is not qualified and requires Wild Cards. In case of a tie at the 4th place, the tie will not be broken.

For All Around Competitions (8 gymnasts, not including the Wild Card for the Organizing Member Federation)
• The best 8 gymnasts from C-II of the 2010 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Rotterdam, plus 1 Wild Card*, in case the Organizing Member Federation has no eligible gymnast and wishes to receive a “Wild Card”. In case of a tie at the 8th place, the tie will not be broken.
*Note: in the overall interest of the World Cup Series and for unforeseen cases, the FIG Presidential Commission may award an additional “Wild Card” for an exceptional gymnast.

The meets are
A World Cups AA:
- Jacksonville/USA
- Glasgow/GBR
- Stuttgart/GER
- Tokyo/JPN

A World Cups Individual Apparatus:
- Paris/FRA
- Moscow/RUS