rhythmic gymnastics wildcard entrant, WAIS athlete Janine Murray said she learnt
some valuable lessons in her Olympic debut which she will put into practice
tomorrow in part two of the qualifying round at Wembley Arena.
unfortunately dropped the ball in an otherwise strong opening routine, with the
drop proving costly and ranking her last in a field of 24 after the first
rotation with a score of 23.1.
bounced back in the second rotation with a clean hoop routine and score of
24.350 but still finished the first day of competition 24th, but
very close to other three wildcards. It is her goal to finish the top ranked
will compete again on Friday in the ribbons and clubs disciplines to complete
the individual all round competition ahead of the finals on Saturday.
am looking forward to tomorrow; my ball routine was a real learning experience
today but I am confident I can do everything in my routines tomorrow,” she
"What I learnt today was that if I lose
concentration for a split second it will cost me.
was really happy that I was able to use that lesson straight away today. I
pulled myself together really well after the ball routine and completed my hoop
routine with no problems.
think what happened was that I was feeling so good about how well the routine
was going that I relaxed a little too early.
feels good ... a bit of a relief to have part one of part two of the
is the last of the gymnastics disciplines to compete at the Olympic Games with
Australians having already completed the trampoline and men's and women's
included: men's artistic all round, Josh Jefferis 19th; women's artistic teams
- Emily Little, Ashleigh Brennan, Lauren Mitchell, Georgia Bonora, Larrissa
Miller 10th; women's individual all round, Emily Little 15th, Ashleigh Brennan
20th; women's floor, Lauren Mitchell 5th; trampoline, Blake Gaudry 13th.