Best wishes to Ash Brennan, Georgia Rose Brown and Maryanne Monckton competing at the Doha World Cup this week.
The official site is here.
I'd also like to wish early good vibes to Larrissa Miller and Lauren Mitchell, bound for the apparatus-only Zibo World Cup in China the following week. International Gymnast lists the rosters here.
There is a podium training video circulating. It's a little chaotic but you see Ash warm up a double tuck on floor at 05:53 and Georgia Rose training her routine just after that.
Maryanne Monckton qualified 2nd(!) through to the beam final (5.9/14.350) behind celebrated Olympic medallist Catalina Ponor(!!), while Ash is first reserve (6.0/13.400).
Mez is first reserve for uneven bars final (5.7/13.350) while Georgia finished 12th (5.6/12.950)
Some videos from the qualification session are going up here.
Ash qualified 7th through to the floor final (5.5/13.050) while Georgia again finished 12th (5.3/12.400)
Just before I was headed to bed at 12:25am, I got a link to a live feed. I missed Ash's routine but caught Maryanne's. She was in the black leo with pink and purple swipe. She looked simply stunning up there but unfortunately came off on her first acro series and had a form break later on. She took one step back on a double pike dismount for 5.8/13.200
... but in a stunning turn of events, Ash also went into the final for an injured gymnast, and ended up second behind Ponor (with 6.1/8.225)!
Check her out on the medal podium below.
Ash finished just outside the medals in the floor final, finishing in 4th place with 5.4/13.900