Sunday, February 23, 2014


Wow, how not having a laptop charger messes with your reporting abilities! Sorry folks!

Great news out of the US is that Aussie gymnasts have really flourished after a bumpy start to their campaign.

At the Buckeye Classic shortly after WOGA, The Couch Gymnast reports from results available thus far that Emma Nedov finished a fantastic third on beam, and fourth on bars. Not sure of Jazminne's performance, though I myself had a bit of a baffling time trying to find results sheets from whatever the heck session our girls were in anyway.

(Update: results sheet here!)

And in breaking news from International Gymnast's live coverage out of Oklahoma moments ago, Queensland's Georgia Godwin has won the senior all-around at the Nadia Comaneci international!

A full report will follow in a few hours, including score breakdown. In the meantime, check out this preview featuring some encouraging words from Allana Slater, and have a scroll to view their quick hits. They had some lovely things to say about our delegation, not least of all the eventual AA champion!

Team results were Australia 1, WOGA 2, Romania 3!

Some scores are going up here, but like the Buckeye site initially... a head-scratcher to decipher elite international sessions!

VIDEOS: Courtesy of the Queensland HPC at Facebook, here are our AA winner's bars and beam! And thanks to DoubleFront, here's her floor! And... err... for some reason thanks to IG here she is reassuring Peggy Liddick that she did her job?

Other videos from the event are available if you click through to DF's account. At the moment the only Aussie footage besides Godwin available is Georgia Rose Brown's vault, though more videos will go up in the coming days.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Going WOGAbout

Follow the Aussies taking part in the 2014 WOGA Classic this weekend *LIVE* thanks to Gymnastike!

(If you can't access livestreaming, they'll be doing coverage via social media as well)

A fan on the scene says Em and Jaz were looking good in training! A variety of podium training videos from the stands are going up here. A great hi-res video from Gymnastike on podium training is here.

Follow the WOGA Twitter here and the Gymnastike Twitter here.

Edit Sunday evening: You can see the individual results for the International division, listing Emma and Jazminne, here.

Emma's beam here
Alicia Koloi's beam here
Jaz Cassis' beam here and bars here

It is a shame to see slips and errors, simply because these girls all have such wonderful presentation (and, in Cassis' case, unexpected explosive power as well) to be shown off to the world! They're only going to get better in time, that much is clear.