Saturday, October 15, 2011

2011 Worlds: EF Day 1 Preamble

Another opportunity for Aussie gold this evening, as pommel prince Prashanth Sellathurai tries once again for a maiden world championship on his best event.

See the start list and schedule here. It'll be on around 4:45pm AEDST.

If he makes it to the medal dais, his qualifying scores on pommel, rings and p-bars should (fingers crossed) see him through to London on an individual placing.

And, according to an update by The All Around, the Romanian camp has confirmed that Diana Bulimar will be withdrawing from the floor final now that she has had a medical assessment. We wish her a speedy recovery from her foot injury, and the best of luck to Lauren Mitchell who is to compete in her place.

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4: 42 AEDST It's just about that time! C'moooooooooooon Proshie! Go you tiny good thing!

With the first competitor falling and Louis Smith fumbling, Proshie could be in with an even better chance!

Japanese superstar Uchimura ALSO falls! Could Prosh pull a 'Bradbury' with a hit routine???

Ah,

apparently not.

IG just said he fell. Gymnastike said he caught his foot. Nooooooo! Managed a 14.3 but is definitely out of medal contention. He finishes in 6th place.

*sigh*

I'll be over in the corner, rocking back and forth...

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

G*O PROSHY!!!!
From Prince to KING of pommel!!!

Fiona said...

Does anyone have an online stream link to watch the finals???

Anonymous said...

Go you good things, Prosho and Loz!!!!

Anonymous said...

what time is women's ef tomorrow?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gobsmacked by pommel today - so many falls. So sad for Proshy :(
Our men gave it all but the perfection this sport demands was to hard for them.
What now for them will be interesting??? Expecting a retirement or 2 or ...
A long flight home ....

Anonymous said...

Time for most of the boys/mens team to hang up their leotards and move over for the younger guys. I really hope that the Australian coach is looking at a way of getting the mens program more competitive. If anyone can fix it, John can. Good try Proshy. I am feeling your pain.

Anonymous said...

Whats with the negative comments towards the mens team and retiring? In case you havent noticed they are the best we have! They arent stealing spots away from young up and comers. We dont have alot of depth coming up at all. While these guys are the best we have and earn their spot they deserve some respect.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10.14 you suck!

Anonymous said...

I agree with anon 10.14. Yes The boys r the best we had and they did a great job. They are however not even remotely competitive with the top countries. Why? Not the boys fault of course. The program needs to be fixed. Not trying to be negative but come on please someone fix it.

As for our Aussie boys, we are proud of you and all of your accomplishments.

Anonymous said...

Opinions differ!!!! I expect retirements. I expect and would welcome coaches moving around!!! I hope the dust settles quickly - will GA reconsider having nationals early/combined next tear???? Not necessary now for MG. And I do see depth in our boys coming up thru the ranks. Keeping them interested and injury free is the hardest.

Anonymous said...

Suggestions then for fixing???? Would love to read some ideas. Lots of young boys l6/7 coming thru may see this weeks results as WHY BOTHER?? how can we keep them in this sport??? How do we help the clubs out there who have talent but not always the coaching avail to progress their boys and not all can access high performance centres. SO CAST FORWARD YOUR SUGGESTIONS.

Anonymous said...

Well a good start would be improving the coaching at the high performance centres. Actually not so much the coaching but more discipline for the kids. If you look in a HPC at any time you can see the girls working extremely hard and disciplined where as the boys are always sitting around talking. Yes I understand the girls peak younger but there is no reason why the boys can't be pushed a little harder, develop harder skills earlier so that when they do peak they will be competitive with the rest of the world. I think it would be better to push the boys harder and lose a few gymnasts with injuries rather than baby them and end upmwith a team of ordinaries. I know USA can afford to push harder as they have more gymnasts to choose from but pease get one male gymnast in the top 5.

Anonymous said...

BOYS ARE BOYS ARE BOYS - HPC OR CLUB!!!

Seems to me that boys don't have as much competitive experience as they come up through the levels?? Girls seem to be always going to something yet boys seem to have the standard 3-4 comps a year - to states then for those who make it, nationals. I would love to see more opportunity to test themselves - or the opportunity to present to judges for critical analysis