Australia was in the last group of the evening.
Aussie team's Russian coach Nikolai
Lapshin: "I am just satisfied with my girls.
Though the younger girls had some breaks, there has
definitely been an improvement over the last weeks. Of
course, none of them will be able to surpass Allana
Slater and her experience!"
was a particularly strong apparatus for the Australian women.
There were double-doubles, double layouts, triple twists and
on bars there were even two Comanecis in one routine on
display. "We expect to reach team finals, and why not
win a medal", Lapshin said optimistically.
from podium training:
Magana (MEX): Showed a full-twisting Gienger,
called a "Def" after a French gymnast in the men's
CdP, and then a triple fly away dismount!
Chusovitina (UZB): full-twisting double layout;
her spectacular punch front 1 1/2 twist is still highly
debated on the women's scene...!
has it that Olympic champion Yelena
Zamolodchikova (RUS) has submitted a new vault
which she didn't throw in podium training...!
Khorkina (RUS) showed a gainer 2 1/2 twist off
the end of the beam and earned friendly applause for her
will see the opening ceremony and the global gymnastics
community eagerly awaits the beginning of the competition (men's
team) on Sunday!