Olivia Vivian

                                            
           
Olivia began gymnastics at the age of eight and instantly fell in love with the sport. At 25, she is the oldest member of the Women's Artistic Gymnastics team set to represent Australia at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
 
After representing Australia at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Olivia moved to America to study, train and compete at Oregon State University (OSU). It is her four years at OSU that she credits for reigniting her passion for gymnastics and the reason she is still competing today.

Olivia's fourth-place finish on Uneven Bars at the World Challenger Cup in 2014 marked her return to international competition. She then continued her strong form by finishing third on Uneven Bars at the Korea Cup the same year, and second in the national championships.
 
Olivia represented Australia in Glasgow at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, placing fifth in the All-Around competition, and winning team silver. Olivia competed in China at the World Championships in 2014.

Olivia trains at the Western Australian Institute of Sport with coaches Josh Fabian and Martine George.
 
Olivia is also founder and owner of a cafe in Mossman Park, Western Australia called, "The Leaky Tap" in honor of her father who was a plumber. 

QUICK FACTS

Birthplace: Perth, WA
Occupation: Cafe owner
Nickname: Liv
Sporting motto: Self belief is your strongest tool.
Five words that best describe you: Funny, determined, stubborn, caring, red-head
Favourite sports team: Oregon State Gymnastics
Favourite music: Classic rock and old movie songs
Favourite TV show: Suits
Best piece of advice ever received: Don't forget to smile
Superstitions or pre-competition rituals: Usana Rev energy drink
How do you relax when you're not in the gym? I work in my cafe, The Leaky Tap

TRAINING INFORMATION

Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 8 - mum dragged me to a lesson!
First Club: Claremont PCYC, WA
First Coach: Julia Clapsis
Current Club: WAIS - College Park Gymnastics Club
Current Coach: Martine George, Josh Fabian & Nikolai
Best apparatus: Uneven Bars
Favourite skill: Snap & Jager
Most difficult skill to learn: Staying on the beam!
Favourite aspect of being a gymnast: Flying & entertaining the crowd
Strength as a gymnast: Team support and reliable

MOST SIGNIFICANT

Best National Performance: 7-time Bars National Champion
Best International Performance: 5th AA at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Best Gymnastics Moment: Representing Australia at the 2008 Olympic Games

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Year Jun/Snr
Team
AA
VT
UB
BB
FX
2016 Senior 2nd
13th
- -
-
-
2015 Senior - Did not compete - - - - - -
2014 Senior - - - 2nd 6th 3rd
2013 Senior - - - 1st 7th -
2012 Senior - - - 1st - -
2011 In USA - Did not compete - - - - - -
2010 In USA - Did not compete - - - - - -
2009 In USA - Did not compete
-
-
-
-
-
-
2008 Senior
1st
7th
-
6th
7th
=8th
2007 Senior
1st
11th
17th
2nd
15th
11th
2006 Senior
-
5th
4th
1st
6th
8th
2005 Senior
-
6th
-
3rd
7th
3rd
2004 Junior
-
5th
10th
1st
3rd
3rd
2003 Junior
-
6th
4th
1st
8th
3rd

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Year Event
Team
AA
VT
UB
BB
FX
2014 World Championships, CHN 7th 51st 191st 32nd 65th 116th
2014 Commonwealth Games, SCO 2nd 5th - - - -
2014 Korea Cup, KOR N/A - - 3rd - 5th
2014 World Challenge Cup, QAT  N/A - - 4th - -
2008 Olympic Games, CHN
6th
-
-
20th
-
-
2008 Golden State Classic, USA
-
4th
4th
2nd
3rd
4th
2007 Australia v Japan, AUS
1st
11th
13th
3rd
12th
10th
2007 Shanghai World Cup, CHN
-
-
-
5th
6th
10th
2007 Australia v China Apparatus Challenge, AUS
1st
-
-
4th
-
-
2007 WOGA Classic, USA
2nd
5th
-
1st
-
-
2007 Chicago Style, USA
-
2nd
14th
1st
4th
=7th
2006 World Championships, DEN
6th
-
-
12th
66th
59th
2005 World Championships, AUS
-
-
-
13th
-
-

MAJOR EVENT HISTORY

Commonwealth Games: 2014
World Championships: 2005, 2006, 2014
Olympic Games: 2008