Special ops agent Brindabella is on the ground in Perth and reporting dutifully!
She says Challenge Stadium is filling up rapidly for the women's apparatus finals. I will be updating this post as she texts in.
We're kicking off with Senior VT and Junior UB.
Spotted as the vault final warmups wrap up - Sims, Monckton, Miller, Brennan, Brown, Greeley so far.
Sims in a black leotard, Mitchell in black with aqua and silver. Brown and Brennan in VWHPC aqua swirl. Eade in VWHPC pink and black flame leo.
UB Savidou nice geinger. Hop forward on dismount.
Chloe Sims on sidelines working with Vlad Joura.
VT Miller sits down her second warmup vault.
VT Monckton sticks first vault for 13.700!
VT Sims one step to the side. 13.875
VT Miller 4.8/13.500
UB Savvidou 11.750, McGrath cheering her on from the sidelines
VT Messy warmup for Budack, a near faceplant for Brennan. Hope competition vaults are better for them!
UB Rachel Boyd 3.8/11.325
VT Brennan stuck but landed low.
UB Cassis 11.300
VT Brennan 5.2/13.750
VT Mitchell stuck Baitova! 5.8/9.000!
VT Greeley stuck 5.3/13.975
UB Nedov clips foot on jaeger and almost falls, recovers to stick landing.
UB Naomi Lee 11.225
VT Budack 5.3/14.075
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UB Miller great bars warmup but legs apart on geinger. Brown flexed feet on geinger.
UB Sims does a Memmel-esque stoop giant now? Stuck dismount. 5.8/14.275
(From Nikki: fantastic routine! Inside stalder - inside stalder - blind change, reverse inside stalder, huge piked jaeger, shoot over h/s, stalder hiccup, stalder full - full in dismount. Nice!)
BB Nedov great routine with a few wobbles, 5.9/14.275
(from Nikki: Emma Jane Nedov on beam - flip - layout to 2 feet solid, switch leap - wolf jump, switch ring, front arial, flip-layout, punch front slight hop, sheep jump, pivot, r/off dbl pike chest low on landing, small hop)
BB Boyd two falls. 4.1/10.300
UB Miller legs apart on geinger, several hesitations. Twice holds handstands for too long, jumps off. re-attempts, stuck dismount.
(From Nikki: inside stalder full - gienger (leg separation), shoot over h/s - stalder hiccup, inside stalder - blind change - jaeger, fall on h/s half turn, stalder full, giant, full in dismount. 13.150)
UB Brown great, save for a few flexed feet and almost bouncing to knees on dismount. 5.3/12.725
(from Nikki: hecht mount, toe on, toe on full, gienger, giant half, jaeger, shoot over (short of h/s), stalder hiccup, toe on blind change, dbl front dismount over rotated.)
BB Godwin 5,5/13.075
UB Greeley 4.5/10.850
(From Nikki: stalder hiccup, clearhip - gienger, clearhip half not made, extra swing half turn, clearhip full turn repeated, over shoot (short of h/s), hiccup extra swing, full in dismount hands down)
UB Budack: Overarches first handstand. Great double layout dismount! A bit close to the bar, feet almost hit. 5.1/12.675
BB Cassis 4.6/13.025
BB Crystal Yeo (from Nikki) Low tkachev, shoot over, stalder hiccup, nice dbl layout dismount slight leg separation
UB Mitchell falls. 5.9/12.750
(from Nikki: hecht mount, toe on half (fall), toe on 1.5 - jaeger (extra swing), shoot over (short of h/s) - stalder hiccup, toe on, toe on blind change, dbl front dismount. 12.75)
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BB Lee Solid effort but sits down dismount. 5.4/12.500
(from Nikki: Naomi Lee on beam - Beautiful dbl wolf pivot, front arial, flip - pike sault stuck, front sault, side arial - switch split - back tuck, massive r/off dbl pike over rotated. 12.500)
UB Monckton STICK STICK STICKITTY STICK! Catches all releases nicely and sticks double layout dismount, Brind texts me IN CAPITALS so I thought this update NEEDED CAPITALS!
(from Nikki: toe on full, piked shushunova, sky high tkachev, toe on, pak, stalder hiccup, blind change, reverse giant, beautiful dbl layout, small step on landing. Great routine! 13.875)
Channel 10 camera team moving to beam, obviously to catch our world champ on one of her best events! And the woman from Today Tonight Perth who did the gymnastics piece this week has just sat down next to Brindy!
BB King-Koi falls, 11.125
From Nikki: FX Godwin front full - front dbl (short on twist), dbl tuck, nice switch ring - switch half, dbl twist, dbl pike dismount
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BB Joura: Big wobbles. Falls on side aerial. 11.050 . Cheered on by her celebrated big sister in the stands who is sporting "flaming red" hair!
FX Boyd "lovely" (from Brindy) "dbl pike, r/off 1.5 step out r/off back full, front 1.5 twist, nice switch ring - switch split half. Stuck dbl tuck dismount. Finish late to music" (from Nikki). 12.400
BB Monckton (from Nikki) "Beautiful side arial - back layout, front arial, switch half, back sault, switch leap - back pike, full turn leg horizontal, switch ring, r/off dbl pike low chest on landing. Nice routine!" 5.8/14.050
FX Nedov thumbs up from coach after routine. "Dbl tuck, dbl twist, switch ring - switch full, clean r/off 1.5 twist - front sault - stag, lovely dbl pivot, dbl pike dismount chest low on landing but stuck" 12.575
BB Brennan "front arial - switch leap - gainer layout, switch half - back tuck, beautiful split jump - wolf jump, nice side sault, switch ring small wobble, solid flip layout, side arial, side sault, r/off dbl pike dismount, hop on landing" 5.9/14.525
FX Eade goes OOB twice.
BB Brown: Lovely dance and leaps, steps back on double twist dsmount. "Looks upset on the sidelines"? Hope she hasn't hurt herself. 13.250
BB Mitchell: Whole arena hushed for the routine but she falls on first acro series! Wolf turn a double instead of triple. Despite the fall gets 6.5/14.575 so could win anyway.
BB Sims "eyeballs the judges" in the routine! Falls, goes overtime, but stands up her double front dismount.
(from Nikki: "front arial (pause) - side sault, flip - back tuck (fall), front tuck, beautiful leg up pivot, oversplit switch split, switch half, wolf jump - split jump, big step fwd on dbl front dismount. Amazing flexibility in dance elements") 5.6/12.975
Only six seniors line up for the floor final. Apparently stag jumps and leaps out of passes really are the done thing in this new code. "Everyone, seriously EVERYONE is doing them!" was the text. Thanks, FIG for instituting lunge deductions. Hope you're happy.
FX Mitchell nice warmup.
VT Savvidou sits down her warmup vault
FX SIMS HAS WITHDRAWN FROM FX FINAL
FX Brennan new routine. "tour jete half, full in (chest low), nice dbl tuck - stag jump, nice leaps, front layout - front full (step to side), nice dbl pike small hop fwd on landing." 5.3/13.050
VT Lee is injured on second vault. Limps off mat. 13.100
FX Greeley "Remember the Name". OOB double arabian and on second pass. 5.0/11.625
Brown seen icing ankles on the sidelines. Has withdrawn from FX final. Hang in there, Georgia!
FX Monckton "Triple twist (slightly short), 2.5 twist - front sault - stag, effortless dbl tuck (step back), dbl pivot leg up - full pivot, low chest on dbl pike dismount" "Great routine!" 5.3/13.35
VT Eade "Dynamic yurchenko half twist, step fwd on landing. 2nd VT - full twisting yurchenko, good landing." 13.725
FX Mitchell "Dbl arabian steps back but good fight to stay on feet, nice piked full in - split jump, switch half, 2.5 twist - punch front, gorgeous switch ring - tour jete, dbl pike dismount knees buckled but hopped fwd and stayed on feet." 5.8/14.000
FX Budack "high dbl tuck, clean dbl twist with small hop back, nice front layout - front full - stag, tour jete, good dbl pike dismount." 4.9/12.750 Brindabella was a big fan of this one and was surprised at this score.
VT Cassis "Jazminne Casis - dynamic full twisting yurchenko with leg form errors. 2nd VT nice layout yurchenko step back on landing."
VT Nedov "1st and 2nd vaults layout yurchenko slight pike in hips, good landings."
Spotted in the stands: Georgia Simpson on crutches.
VT Georgia Godwin - another pocket rocket in our midst? "Attempted dbl twisting yurchenko landing very short on side. Dynamic handspring front pike half 2nd VT. Small hop on landing."
And that's our show, folks! Results are in......
Junior VT: Lee 3, Cassis 2, Eade 1
Junior UB: Boyd 3, Savvidou 2, Nedov 1
Junior BB: Cassis 3, Godwin 2, Nedov 1
Junior FX: Nedov 3, Savvidou 2, Godwin 1
Senior VT: Greeley 3, Budack 2, Mitchell 1
Senior UB: Miller 3, Monckton 2, Sims 1
Senior BB: Monckton 3, Brennan 2, Mitchell 1
Senior FX: Monckton and Brennan (tie) 2, Mitchell 1
Apparently after medals were given out, they played Happy Birthday for Britt Greeley and Peggy handed her some flowers. Teehee. Happy Birthday, Britt!
So that's the WAGs done and dusted, folks. Thanks to all who shared quick-hits and media from the event. You MADE this event, you guys! You rock.