Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2014 Worlds: Nanning Beginning

Our male and female artistic gymnasts have hit Nanning and commenced training sessions (on podium for men today, stretching and training gym for the women).

I'm a little concerned to read more than one gymnast, from Oz and other delegations, complaining that the mats are very hard and difficult to get used to. Hope it settles in time! Thanks to Olivia's Insagram we got to see that our girls rocked black and fluro green training leos today, not unlike team gold favourites Team USA! Guess that's one way to let the world know you're spoiling for a battle...

It's unclear yet whether it will be China-specific coverage or not, but several training videos are starting to go up here. And the glorious Grace Chiu has photographs going up here.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fine China

Best wishes to our men's and women's teams in their final preparations for China.

Australia's WAGs have had some extra time in training camp at home and depart this evening, while the men have already jetted over and been adapting to all the local excitement alongside the likes of friendly foes Canada.

All the action from Guanxi Gymnasium starts Sept 30 with the men's podium training. Nanning is two hours behind Australian Eastern Time.

The schedule for Australia's competitors (local time) is as follows:

Saturday Oct 4: MAG Qualifying, AUS is in subdivision 6 at 9:00am
Monday Oct 6: WAG Qualifying, AUS is in subdivision 11 at 6:00pm

Tuesday Oct 7: MAG Team Final (7:00pm)
Wednesday Oct 8: WAG Team Final (7:00pm)
Thursday Oct 9: Men's All Around Final (7:00pm)
Friday Oct 10: Women's All Around Final (7:00pm)
Saturday Oct 11: Apparatus Finals Day 1 (1:00pm)
Sunday Oct 12: Apparatus Finals Day 2 (1:00pm)

The All Around blog did a nice preview write-up, including recent scores to give a picture of the power players, here.

I will update as I get more information about available livestreams (I believe USA Gymnastics are streaming their delegation's sessions, however you'll need to look into IP hiders or unblockers to access the coverage).

Friday, September 19, 2014


Thanks to everyone's favourite ginger ninja being given the all-clear to publish this piratical pic, our team to Nanning must very clearly be...

Georgia Rose Brown\
Larrissa Miller
Lauren Mitchell
Maryanne Monckton
Kiara Munteanu
Emma Jane Nedov
Olivia Vivian

Non-travelling reserve: Emily Little

Read Gymnastics Australia's official announcement here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

2014 Worlds: WAG Team Trial 2

Tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!

Best of luck to the gang.

We heart you!

Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 Worlds: MAG Team

Michael Mercieca
Sean O’Hara
Chris Remkes
Naoya Tsukahara
Luke Wadsworth
Trenten Wan
Luke Wiwatowski


Mitchell Jones, Kent Pieterse, Max Woloszyn

Congrats to the chaps!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Nearly Nanning

It is edging ever closer to the hour we know our men and women bound for China.

Nominative teams* have been announced today, while on Wednesday the news out of team WAG was an update of their injury petition list for team trial #2 to: Godwin, Brown, Miller and Mitchell.

* Not official, not confirmed. Can be changed up to 24 hours before competition begins.

The men's team is looking to be announced Monday (15th) after their trial this weekend. It's great to see some of the guys who had to step down before Glasgow battle for a place once more!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Little Excitement

Yes, it's that time again!

Our artistic gymnasts are back in camp, this time looking towards Nanning, China (not to be confused with Nanjing, where the Youth Olympics have just merrily wrapped up!) and the 2014 World Championships.

While we await official reports and announcements after Friday's second team trial*, we can confirm today that 2012 Olympian Emily Little has returned to the sport to trial. Says fellow camper Olivia Vivian on twitter today, "She's baaaaaack! [And] Looking great, too!"


Before people get toooooo crazy speculating why certain seniors aren't in this photo Olivia posted today, please do remember there's still a second day to go.

* Correction: This was trial #1. A second trial to determine the team is to be held in the next ten days.