Full Twist is continuing to cover and highlight Irish Gymnastics at the 2011 World Championships. WAG girls Sophie McCoo and Charlotte McKenna competed in subdivision 3 today with Turkey, Austria, Poland, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Puerto Rico and the very exciting Australia. Sophie was competing on just beam whilst Charlotte competed on all four apparatus.
Whilst most social media attention online was drawn to the Australians and 2010 World Floor Champion Lauren Mitchell, some coverage was given to the Irish ladies. Blythe Lawrence of the Gymnastics Examiner (GE) described Charlotte’s Yurchenko Layout “well controlled” with a small step back. On her bars GE commented that Charlotte has a nice jaeger, a little too high on her bail to toe hecht and had a good swing.On beam Charlotte had a few wobbles and form issues, Gymnastike called the routine a “great job”.
- Beam: 11.866
- Vault: 12.733
- Bars: 10.566
- Floor: 9.600
Head of the Irish Delegation and Irish Gymnastics Coaching Development Officer Sally Filmer praised Charlotte after competition:
“She did well all around, excelent vault, super Jager on bar, which she hit both heels on in her final training session! With such solid performances we can look forward to training hard for next years Euro selection, and with the juniors moving up, the chance of a full senior team”
Sophie’s beam performance was in rotation 3 where she scored 12.033. GE called the opening choreography “interesting” and “refreshing”
Switch leap on. Interesting choreo the first 10 seconds of this routine — she does something besides stand and wave her arms around — how refreshing! Bhs, layout. Side aerial. Switch. Back tuck, tiny wobble. Moving quite well so far. Front layout full, step forward.
“She hit her routine about as well as she has done all week. If anyone got it on video, I’d love to see it!, I’m proud of her performance, proving she was good enough to be here. When she landed I was delighted she had gone clean. I’ve never seen her so happy.”