A hearty congratulations to Perth's own Olivia Vivian for top-scoring on bars in Oregon State's competition against LSU this weekend, taking home the individual title with 9.875 - a first for any Aussie within the NCAA ranks. In doing so, she also helped the OSU Beavers to a team win over their rivals. What a way to kick off the season!
She now performs a piked jaeger and apparently showed off much-improved form on handstands and her double front.
I am also told her floor routine for 2011 is another crowd-pleaser, chock full of personality! I look forward to seeing some videos from the meet.
(Edit - You can take the girl out of WAIS...
Not content with just one title, Olivia also won the bars title the very next night at the Pac-10 Showcase, an event that included regional rivals Stanford, Arizona and UCLA. She scored a phenomenal 9.950 to win the title! Oregon State ended up in third place overall.)
Read about Olivia's recent personal and competitive escapades here.