Former Oregon State gymnast Olivia Vivian is among 12 gymnasts invited to participate in the Australian women’s pre-Olympic training camp next week in Canberra, where the final squad to London will be determined.
After the first Olympic qualification trial held at the Australian Gymnastics Championships last week, a squad of 12 was selected to attend a pre-Olympic training camp and second round Olympic nomination competition at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on June 11-17. The final trial will occur at the camp, June 16-17.
In determining the final 12 athletes, the nomination committee considered performances at last week’s Australian Gymnastics Championships as well as performances in training and past international competitions.
The final Women’s Artistic Gymnastics squad of five is expected to be announced by the end of June.
“This selection means that I get another opportunity to compete in the sport that I love,” Vivian said. “It means that I get to compete with the best that Australia has to offer and to help the team in any way I can. I don’t know if the team will need a bars specialist for the London Games, but all I can do is go into the second trials and do my best. It’s a way for me to showcase my passion for this sport and show everything I learned at OSU.”