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Lauren Mitchell

Birthplace Perth, WA
Hometown Hamilton Hill, WA
Favourite Music Birds of Tokyo, Rufus
Favourite TV Dexter, Game of Thrones
Favourite Movie Harry Potter, Anything from Dan Brown
Favourite Quote Success is the sum of small efforts, added up everyday
Hobbies Decorating my room
Superstitions Have to do the same thing before every competition
Interesting Fact I have a skin condition called vitalago on my leg, same skin condition Michael Jackson had
Favourite Sport Team West Coast Eagles, Green Bay Packers
Age started Gymnastics 7 years old
Reason for starting It looked like fun
First Club Claremont PCYC
Current Club WAIS
Current Coach Martine George & Nikolai Lapchine
Most influential people Chen Fei
Favourite Apparatus Floor
Favourite Skill Front Aerial
Occupation Radiography student
Gymnastics Idol Cheng Fei, I just admire what she has done & is such a nice person too

 

About Lauren

Lauren fell in love with gymnastics at the age of six when she had a ‘Gymbus’ birthday party on a double-decker fitted with gym equipment and balloons. Joining her local PCYC in Perth, she was quickly snapped up by the WAIS high performance program shortly after.
 
From 2007, Lauren started displaying her great potential, finishing an impressive fifth on beam at the 2007 World Championships, and then went on to collect silver and bronze on the Beam and Floor at the World Cup in Stuttgart.
 
In 2008, she was selected to represent Australia at the Beijing Olympics, where she helped Australia reach its best ever Olympic team result to finish sixth however surprisingly failed to qualify for the Beam final.
 
At the end of 2008, the West Australian teenager made amends and created history by becoming the first Australian female gymnast to win a World Cup final, defeating a stellar field on the Beam in Madrid, Spain.
 
Her great run continued in 2009. Taking out the Australian all-around title, she was automatically selected for the World Championships team.
 
Lauren became the toast of Australian gymnastics following the 2009 World Championships. At London’s O2 Arena, she had an outstanding World Championships campaign winning silver on Beam and floor and only narrowly missed out on a medal in the women's all-around final finishing in fourth place by just 0.025. Creating another slice of history, Mitchell became the first Australian woman to medal in an individual apparatus final at a World Championships, and the only Australian to win two medals in the same competition.
 
At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Lauren won gold medals in the Team, All Around, Uneven Bars and Beam competitions, and claimed a silver on Floor. She continued her winning streak at the 2010 World Championships in Rotterdam where she made Australian Women's Gymnastics history by becoming the World Champion on Floor.
 
Lauren trains at WAIS with coaches Nikolai Lapchine and Martine George & the 2012 London Olympic Games will be Lauren's second Olympics.
 

Most Significant

Best National Performance:
2011 Nationals - Senior 1st AA, 1st Beam, Vault & Floor
Best International Performance:
1st on Floor  - 2010 World Championships, Rotterdam - NED
Best Gymnastic Moment:
2010 World Championships Gold Medal on Floor
 

Nationals Results

Year
Jun/Snr
Team
AA
VT
UB
BB
FX
2013 Did not compete - - - - - -
2012 Senior 3rd - = 4th - 1st 1st
2011 Senior NA 1st 1st - 1st 1st
2010 Did not compete - - - - - -
2009
Senior
-
1st
-
1st
1st
1st
2008
Senior
2nd
4th
-
7th
2nd
4th
2007
Senior
1st
2nd
11th
=5th
1st
2nd
2006
Did not compete
-
-
-
-
-
-
2005
Junior
-
7th
-
8th
7th
7th
 

International Results

Year
Event
Team
AA
VT
UB
BB
FX
2012 Olympic Games 11th - - - 20th 5th
2012 Zibo World Cup N/A - - - 3rd 1st
 2012 Pacific Rim Championships 4th  - -  - 5th 5th
 2012 Gymnix International 1st  -  - -  1st 1st
2011 DTB World Cup 2nd 4th - 4th 4th 2nd
2011 World Championships - JPN  6th 8th - -  -  5th
2011 Moscow World Cup  NA  NA NA  7th NA NA
 2011 Paris World Cup  NA NA NA  NA  4th NA
2011 Germany World Cup  2nd 4th  NA  NA  NA NA
 2011 American Cup NA  6th  NA  NA NA NA
2010 DTB Pokal World Cup, Stuttgart, GER - - - 1st 1st 1st
2010 World Championships, NED 6th 6th - 36th 4th 1st
2010 Commonwealth Games, IND 1st 1st - 1st 1st 2nd
2009
World Championships, GBR
-
4th
-
-
2nd
2nd
2008
World Cup Final – Spain
 
1st
-
2nd
2nd
5th
2008
World Cup Final - Spain
-
-
-
-
1st
-
2008
Olympic Games - Beijing, CHN
6th
68th
-
-
57th
17th
2008
Moscow World Cup - RUS
-
-
-
5th
5th
9th
2008
Pacific Alliance - USA
4th
=7th
15th
4th
=9th
10th
2008
Friendship Classic - USA
-
2nd
3rd
3rd
1st
1st
2007
Olympic Test Event - CHN
-
4th
-
-
2nd
-
2007
DTB - Stuggart, GER
-
-
-
4th
2nd
3rd
2007
World Championships - Stuttgart, GER
11th
37th
113th
113th
5th
28th
2007
Australia v Japan - AUS
1st
3rd
9th
9th
2nd
2nd
2007
Australia v China Apparatus Challenge - AUS
1st
-
-
-
=6th
3rd
2007
Stella Zakharova Cup - UKR
6th
3rd
-
5th
2nd
7th
2007
WOGA Classic - USA
2nd
4th
-
-
2nd
=3rd
2007
Chicago Style - USA
-
15th
21st
17th
9th
21st
 

Major Events

Commonwealth Games:
2010
World Championships:
2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
Olympic Games:
2008, 2012
 
 
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