Godwin and Whitehead to make their Olympic debut


Australian fan-favourites, Georgia Godwin and Emily Whitehead are just hours away from taking to the Ariake Gymnastics Centre for the first time at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 

Godwin and Whitehead will compete as part of the third subdivision, featuring none-other than the almighty Simone Biles and team USA, the Netherlands, and athletes from Mixed Groups (MxG) 1 and 8.

As part of MxG 1, Godwin and Whitehead will begin their competition on Beam. 

Ahead of today’s day of competition, we spoke with 2004 Athens Olympian, Stephanie Moorhouse to preview this exciting session.

“I’m really looking forward to watching Georgia Godwin and Emily Whitehead. Both girls are solid all-around competitors, so they will be aiming to stick all four apparatus and qualify through to the All-around final,” Moorhouse said.

“I also cannot wait to watch Oksana Chusovitna in her 8th Olympics! I have no idea how she has done that but what an incredible role model for our sport.

“And also, how can you go past Simone Biles. One of the greatest gymnasts of all time. We won’t see another Simone Biles for a very long time, if ever. So, bring on her incredibly powerful and mind-blowing routines.”

The women’s artistic competition will feature three Olympic champions, Simone Biles (USA), Sanne Wevers (NED) and Oksana Chusovitina (UZB).

Competition will kick off at 4:10pm (AEST) on Sunday 25 July.

All coverage will be live and free on Channel 7 or the 7Plus app