Aussie Gymnasts India Bound

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Photo from of WAIS reps Lauren Mitchell (WAG), Janine Murray (RG) and Emily Little (WAG).

The Commonwealth Games team for the women's artistic, men's artistic and the rhythmic gymnastics have now all been announced.

  • Lauren Mitchell (WA)
  • Emily Little (WA)
  • Ashleigh Brennan (VIC)
  • Mary Anne Monckton (NSW)
  • Georgia Bonora (VIC)
First reserve: Shona Morgan (VIC)
Second reserve: Georgia Wheeler (VIC)

  • Naazmi Johnston (NSW)
  • Janine Murray (WA)
  • Danielle Prince (QLD)
Reserve: Enid Sung (NSW)

  • Joshua Jefferis (QLD)
  • Samuel Offord (SA)
  • Thomas Pichler (QLD)
  • Philippe Rizzo (NSW)
  • Prashanth Sellathurai (NSW)
Talks about the girls from WAIS who have been selected, the best bits:

Murray said missing out on selection for Melbourne had provided a great motivator.

"I have made significant improvements overall and recorded my best-ever score in the hoop at trials," she said.


Mitchell, who has not competed since the end of last year because of a series of injuries, said she was on the mend and had no concerns leading into the Commonwealth Games.

"I was in a similar position having not competed in a significant event before the worlds last year but managed to pull it off in London," Mitchell said.

"I'm on the mend and see the Commonwealth Games as a great stepping stone in the lead-up to the London Olympics."


Little said selection for the Commonwealth Games was a dream come true even though the last few months had been frustrating because of injury.
Article from the Wynnum Herald Online:

Details Danielle Prince's success story:

Program manager Peter Dowdell said Prince’s development to top three status in 18 months since she arrived unranked at MBC had been remarkable.
``We believe Dani is in medal contention at Delhi,’’ he said.
``She and her coaches have worked very hard and the way Dani hit her four routines at Perth was tremendous.’‘
Prince is coached by MBC International Rhythmic Coaches, Edith and Gina Peluso and will be accompanied by Gina, in her role as Australian Judge, to Delhi.

And lastly a little recap of Naazmi Johnston's success from Northen Star Online:

FORMER Lismore resident Naazmi Johnston has all but confirmed her place at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi with a dominant performance at the Australian Gymnastics Championships in Perth.

Johnston was ruthless in winning the women’s ball, hoop, ribbon, rope and all-round titles before leading NSW to victory in the women’s team event.

Johnston’s win in the all-round classification came by almost 10 points from her nearest competitor.

With her performance at the championships, it is expected Johnston will lead the Australian team to competition at the world titles in Russia in September before contesting the Delhi Games in October.

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