I didn't realise Gymnix was upon us already!
It's 7:30 in Melburne and the ever-dutiful Gymnastics Examiner is putting up podium training notes here. The Aussies are on this very minute!
ETA 12:30 - The VWHPC and Gymnastics Australia pages at Facebook are putting up photos. The team looked so thrilled to be in the snow!
ETA Fri 6:30am- Australia is having a second crack at podium training, read the observations as they come in here.
Spoilers: Nikki worked a DTY(!), Ash still has her double layout bars dismount (I love those!), Mez Monckton does a piked tkatchev instead of her Monckton, and worked a full twisting double lay dismount(!!!) Oh my good goodness!
ETA Saturday morning: The first session of the Gymnix Challenge round is over, stay tuned for session 2, in which we'll see the first cluster of Aussies competing at this event. For anyone unsure about how the competition is divided up, Blythe guesstimates thusly:
"The competition is broken up into three seperate competitions: First, there's the "Gymnix Challenge," an individual competition. Then there are the Junior and Senior Cups. As far as I can tell (please correct me if I'm wrong, Gymnix people!) the Junior Cup is a team and all-around competition, and the Senior Cup is only an all-around competition, where the very best (Lauren Mitchell, Emily Little, etc.) will compete."
ETA: Notes from Australia's session are here. The top 8 were as follows:
1) Lee: 57.875
2) Black CAN 54.375
3) Brennan AUS 53.675
4) Savona CAN 53.550
5) Merkle CAN 53.200
6) Brown AUS 52.750
7) Colussi-Pelaez ESP 52.625
8) Gardiner CAN 52.025
Full results from this session can be found here (under Challenge Gymnix).
A list of event finallists for this division is here. Australia will be represented in all finals but vault.
ETA Sunday: Morning! Live quick hits from the Senior and Junior Cup division of Gymnix will be going up here. Thanks, Blythe!
In terms of competitors, Lauren/Emily Georgia S compete the senior cup, Alex, Jazzy, Maddie and Tamika compete the junior cup. Get it, girls!
Gymnastics Australia are currently putting up photos from the event at Facebook.
Later... Congrats Emily Little, 2012 Gymnix Senior Cup AA champion! And our junior team came second behind Russia!
International Gymnast has a wrap-up here. Bring on apparatus finals!
A rather lovely photo gallery from the senior/junior round is here.
I have a found a video of Emily's bars, looks like it might be from podium training?
ETA Monday morning: Follow along with apparatus finals quickhits here. I just read that Emily did a tuck full on beam!
In news just to hand - Aussie medals!
BB Mitchell 1, Little 2;
FX Mitchell 1, Little 3
VT Little 1, Mitchell 3
UB Simpson 3
VT Jones 1 (tie)
FX Eade 2
UB Aussie trifecta! Miller 1, Chung 2, Brown 3!
FX Brennan 2
Full results will be up here.
Lauren's floor is below, and if you click through to the uploader's channel I am sure more will follow at that account.