TODAY'S THE DAY!
Australia's campaign in Nanning officially kicks off this morning, as our male gymnasts take to the floor for qualifying. From all reports they're extremely excited to finally get out there.
They will appear in subdivision 6 at 11am Australian Eastern time, starting on parallel bars.
Start lists are here.
Due to an injury sustained in training, Australia announced yesterday that Sean O'Hara will be the team reserve. Wishing Sean a speedy recovery and that he can make the most of the atmosphere at the event while on the sidelines. Every team needs a cheerleader!
Follow the competition live today and in ensuing days at the following sources -
FIG Youtube - should be livestreaming all competition sessions
USAG Youtube - (USA's prelims session and TF/AA/EF finals only) will require an IP blocker such as Hola! for Chrome/Firefox, Proxmate for Firefox for you to view the channel
Piibunina's Youtube for training and miscellaneous videos inside the arena
If a CCTV (Chinese TV) or other livestream crops up I will update!
International Gymnast start list and results page
FIG Twitter (official hashtag is #FIGWorlds2014ART)
International Gymnast Twitter
Aussie Gym Boys Twitter
Sean O'Hara Twitter - (will be livetweeting the boys in quals today)
Gymnastics Australia Twitter and Facebook
The Couch Gymnast - exclusive photos and reports
For anyone wondering a little more about how the girls went in podium... photographer Nadia B has teased that Lauren vaulted her Yurchenko full and Kiara has a new double front on floor! In other upgrade news, according to FIG both Olivia and Lauren have submitted new elements!
After their subdivision, Australia finished in 14th place (324.917) after a bumpy six events, with standout Tsukahara the highest AA finisher in 18th. Qualifying competition is still underway so their definite qualification through to next year's Worlds remains tentative. It was certainly not their very best outing but it had its commendable moments. Nerves and niggles can get the worst of anyone.
Flash quotes from after the competition were made available from the event website, here are Trenton, Chris and Michael.