Former gymnast turned Olympic skiing gold medallist Lydia Lassila was named Athlete of the Year.
“Lauren’s performances on the world stage demonstrate a talent beyond her years,” Senator Arbib said.
“With athletes like Lauren, the future of Australian sport is in very good hands.”
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Speaking of awards, please leave a comment on this post if you're happy to see the Australian Gymnastics Blog Awards back again and, if interest proves strong enough, I will make a nominations post before the end of the week.