Friday, August 03, 2012

Blake Gaudry all set for his goal at olympics london 2012


GYMNASTICS – TRAMPOLINE: Adelaide-based gymnast Blake Gaudry didn’t know trampoline was an Olympic sport when he took it up 10 years ago, but on Friday he will make his Olympic debut as Australia’s only representative in the sport at the 2012 Games. The 20 year-old, who has spent the past three weeks in the UK leading up to his one day of competition at North Greenwich Arena, put the finishing touches on his preparation today (Thursday) with a podium session in the morning before returning to the Athlete’s Village to “chill out” and get off his feet. “It was good coming in early to the Village - I’ve seen everything I wanted to see - and got it all out of my system so I am not distracted,” said Gaudry, who got to meet Prince Charles on Day 1 of the Olympic Games at the road cycling. “I have seen some of the Aussie team competing in the swimming and diving and the crowds and atmosphere has been amazing. “It’s good to have experienced that so I have a feel for what to expect when I step onto the competition arena. “I have been in the UK almost a month so my body clock is right and I feel good.” Gaudry, ranked No. 27 in the world, believes he is on track to achieve his Olympic goal. “My training has been really good – if I do half as well in competition as I have been going in training I’ll be really happy,” he said. “A finals spot has always been the goal and the way I am training that is a realistic achievement. “After that I have no major expectations. I came fifth in the Test event so if I can come close to that I will be extremely happy. “I really see this competition as setting me up well for the next Olympic campaign in 2016.” Trampoline has delivered Australian gymnastics its only Olympic medal – a silver by Ji Wallace at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Tracie Edmondson in London Olympics.com.auBack  Top

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