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Lauren Mitchell’s Break-through In Gymnastics

  • October 26th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

lauren-mitchell-waisorg.jpegLauren Mitchell won Australia’s first World Championship gold medal in Gymnastics, at Rotterdam (25.10.10), delighting in it as a far-greater prize than her collection of Commonwealth Games medals, earlier this month.  

She took out the first for Balance, Beam and Floor, an event in which she won the silver medal last year.

On her way home, the 19 year-old  Perth university student  said  the Commonwealth Games competition  had been weaker because of the absence of leaders in Gymnastics – China, Romania, Russia and the United States.

After winning six medals at Delhi, and one silver, she told reporters she’d had no regrets about the second-placing, because going on to the Worlds was really the chance to be “up there with the best”.

In  Rotterdam she said Australia had been making great gains to get into the top echelon, the national team now ranking sixth in the world.

French Gymnastics followers also had a first World Championship gold to celebrate, through Thomas Bouhail winning the Vault.

The “usual suspects” featuring in the medal tally included gymnasts from America, Romania and Russia — with China the main winners and dominating team overall.


Emmeline Moore, Mitchell, Bouhail make gymnastics history, AFP Paris, 25.10.10., (26.10.10).

Jim Morton, AFP,  “Mitchell wins handful of golds at Games”, Sydney Morning Herald, 9.10.10., (26.10.10).

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