Little lights up the floor with Gold


22-year-old Australian artistic gymnast, Emily Little wowed a packed-out home crowd on Sunday with a gold medal winning floor routine.

Little executed an almost flawless routine, with plenty of height and clean landings.

After qualifying in third position for floor on Friday, Little wasn’t sure if her best was good enough to outdo Olympic bronze medallist Yan Wang.

“I came in tonight thinking that I just wanted to hit my routines clean,” she said.

“I was just aiming for the bronze medal so to come first is just amazing.”

Gold was icing on the cake, Little bagged a silver in vault and bronze in beam to finish off a successful World Cup campaign.

Georgia Godwin got the silver in floor behind teammate Little, with a score of 12.800.

Other Aussie female medal earners, Rianna Mizzen took bronze in uneven bars and Naomi Lee bronze in vault.

In the men’s, Australian vault favourite Chris Remkes couldn’t fend off Japanese superstar Kenzo Shirai for gold medal position, settling for silver.

Sydney athlete Mitchell Morgans had the same trouble, edged out by Shirai, earning silver.

Last night concluded the Melbourne leg of the Gymnastics World Cup series.

Australian athlete’s attention will now be turned further towards their 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games campaign.


Emily Little’s Gold medal floor routine



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