Vivian on the Chetkovitch Cup

5:37 AM

A great article on the inaugural Chetkovich Cup has been posted on the Western Australian Institute of Sport website. The article is written by WAIS gymnast Olivia Vivian, and is very informative and well written. Check out the full article at the following link: but here is a sneak peak:

On the creation of the event:
The event was suggested by Gymnastics Western Australia’s Vice President Rick Elkington with the hope that it will bring in more recognition and financial support for the sport.
Lauren Mitchell's participation:
2010 World Champion Lauren Mitchell is looking forward to competition, in what will be her first competitive floor routine since her finals performance in London.

"I’m really excited to be competing as it will be the first time since London,” she said. "Although my difficulty level might not be as high, it’s a good chance to get back into it.”
And her take on the competition and the special judging panel that will be in attendance:
"It’s very rare that you get a good gymnastics competition hosted here in Perth, so I think the Chetkovich Cup will be a great opportunity for the public to see the entertaining side of gymnastics, including the disciplines that aren’t often acknowledged,” she said.

A special guest judging panel will also include 2012 Olympians Kim Mickle (javelin), Jesse Phillips (kayaking) and Ben Cureton (rowing) alongside 2012 Paralympic Games silver medallist Clare Nott (wheelchair basketball), who will be deliberating on a special award to be presented on the night.

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