Australian Women’s 2012 Olympic Team

While those of us in Europe were sleeping, Gymnastics Australia announced the women’s team who will compete at the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Georgia Bonora
  • Ashleigh Brennan
  • Emily Little
  • Larrissa Miller
  • Lauren Mitchell
  • Georgia-Rose Brown – travelling reserve
  • Mary-Anne Monckton – travelling reserve

In the announcement, Head Coach Peggy Liddick said:

“Each of the athletes selected presents different strengths that we’ll now be working on to refine our consistency and deliver a strong competition come London,” .

“We need to ensure we can deliver consistent routines to achieve the scores and ensure finals berths at the games. Our main aim is to maintain sixth place achieved at the last Olympics as well as underpinning our chances to support individual athletes to achieve podium finishes.”

“We’ve selected a mixed team of three dual Olympians and two who will be new to the Olympic competition,” Liddick said. “The three dual Olympians will bring maturity and knowledge to the team, giving us a strong advantage heading to London.”

“The selection process was a difficult one as the caliber of athletes to select from was extremely high. The final twelve all competed at a high level through the second round trial with a new standard being set.”

Their names have now been added to Full Twist’s frequently updated list of confirmed gymnasts and teams for the London 2012 Olympics.

View the gymnasts receiving the news below courtesy of Ghetty Images:

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