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Emily Little wins gold at gym champs

  • Emily Little wins gold at gym champs

    Olympian Emily Little has won gold at the Australian Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne.

Olympian Emily Little has won gold in the first night of the Women's Artistic apparatus finals at the 2016 Australian Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne, a qualifying event for the Rio Olympics.

Western Australia's Little put together two strong vaults to win with a final score of 15.012.

The 2012 Olympian withdrew from the Bars final to focus on her favoured apparatus and the gold medal Vault performance was worthy of her efforts.

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"I was really happy that I could just show that I can get my vaults out consistently in the three days that I have competed so far," the 22-year-old said.

"I was particularly happy with my second vault with the stick, I don't think I've done that in competition before so that was a good surprise," she said.

Kiara Munteanu (Vic) was second with 13.912, whilst the ACT's Naomi Lee was third scoring 13.612.

The Uneven Bars favourite Larrissa Miller was unfortunate not to hit her routine, with a couple of crucial errors costing her a podium finish.

All-around champion Rianna Mizzen added Bars gold to her swag, winning with an impressive score of 14.350. Emily Whitehead took silver with a score of 13.775, whilst Georgia Godwin scored 13.625 to take the bronze.

The final two Women's apparatus finals Beam and Floor will take place on Sunday from 1.30pm.

The nomination for the single women's artistic gymnast being given a berth at the Rio Olympics takes place after the conclusion of the championships.

In the men's finals, Victoria's Luke Wadsworth took gold on Pommel with a score of 14.075. Scott Costin from Queensland was the silver medallist on 13.250, and Joshua Di Nucci took bronze on 13.200.

Wadsworth was back on top of the podium after a strong performance on Rings saw him win on 14.375. His fellow Victorian Luke Wiwatowski was second on 14.100 with ACT's Adam Falzarano third on 13.950.

Chris Remke's double layout triple twist in his Floor final brought the house down and the level of difficulty of his routine and execution saw him take home the gold medal with a score of 14.450. Wiwatowski took another silver on 14.425 and Costin picked up bronze on 14.200.

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