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Mitchell Reclaims Crown at Australian Nationals
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With a near 8-point margin of victory, Perth's own Lauren Mitchell ran away with the senior title at the Australian championships, held Friday at Challenge Stadium.

Perth's own Lauren Mitchell reclaimed her national all-around title at the Australian championships, held Friday evening at Challenge Stadium.

The 2010 world champion on floor exercise ran away with the gold medal, outscoring her closest competitor by nearly 8 points over the two-day contest. Mitchell won the title in 2009, but missed the 2010 edition with a strained adductor.

Mitchell, who trains at the Western Australian Institute of Sport in nearby Mt. Claremore, is Australia's most decorated gymnast with three world championship medals.

The 19 year old scored 58.350 Friday, nearly a full point higher than her score Thursday. She notched the highest score of the meet on balance beam with 15.550 (6.7 Difficulty score).

Georgia-Rose Brown, second after Thursday, held onto her ranking to win the silver medal by .425 over fellow Victorian Mary-Anne Monckton .

2006 Commonwealth Games champion Chloe Sims (Queensland), third on Thursday, slipped to fourth but had the highest score on uneven bars.

2008 Olympian Ashleigh Brennan (Victoria), sixth, outscored the field on floor exercise Friday (14.200).

The top five senior gymnasts increased their all-around scores from day one, for a combined 5.550 points in improvement.

Queensland's Georgia Godwin won the junior all-around title over Alexandra Eade (Victoria) and Emma Jane Nedov (New South Wales).

Following Sunday's apparatus finals, Australian national team coordinator Peggy Liddick will select a squad for the world team training camp, to take place in September in Canberra.

External Link: Gymnastics Australia

2011 Australian Gymnastics Championships
July 15, Perth

Senior Women's All-Around VT UB BB FX Day 2 Day 1 Total
1. Lauren Mitchell 5.8 14.950 5.6 13.850 6.7 15.550 5.8 14.000 58.350 57.375 115.725
2. Georgia-Rose Brown 5.0 14.075 5.3 13.575 4.9 12.575 5.2 14.025 54.250 53.700 107.950
3. Mary-Anne Monckton 5.0 13.650 5.8 14.100 5.6 12.875 5.3 13.925 54.550 52.975 107.525
4. Chloe Sims 5.0 14.175 5.8 14.125 5.7 12.725 5.3 12.300 53.325 53.200 106.525
5. Ashleigh Brennan 5.2 13.875 3.7 11.950 6.0 13.475 5.5 14.200 53.500 51.175 104.675
6. Larrissa Miller 4.8 13.550 6.1 13.175 4.4 11.800 5.3 11.400 49.925 51.225 101.150
7. Britt Greeley 5.3 14.175 4.8 12.850 5.5 10.450 5.1 13.375 50.850 47.625 98.475
8. Amaya King Koi 5.0 12.675 4.9 11.000 5.0 12.750 5.2 12.050 48.475 46.025 94.500
9. Crystal Yeo 4.0 12.350 4.8 11.475 5.0 11.425 3.8 10.325 45.575 44.975 90.550
10. Sophie Budack 5.0 11.475 5.3 10.850 4.9 13.150 35.475 49.625 85.100
11. Natalia Joura 5.7 13.425 13.425 10.750 24.175

Junior Women's All-Around VT UB BB FX Day 2 Day 1 Total
1. Georgia Godwin 5.0 13.800 3.2 9.850 5.9 12.450 5.3 13.525 49.625 49.400 99.025
2. Alexandra Eade 5.0 13.700 4.9 11.750 5.0 11.375 4.9 13.650 50.475 48.225 98.700
3. Emma Jane Nedov 4.0 12.525 5.3 12.875 5.4 11.625 4.5 12.500 49.525 47.950 97.475
4. Jazminne Casis 5.0 13.825 4.3 11.250 4.6 12.125 4.9 12.175 49.375 47.825 97.200
5. Naomi Lee 5.0 13.500 3.3 11.175 5.3 13.125 5.0 12.025 49.825 46.925 96.750
6. Rachael Boyd 4.4 13.200 3.8 11.500 4.2 10.700 5.0 13.525 48.925 46.700 95.625
7. Stella Savvidou 4.4 13.100 4.1 11.450 3.8 11.925 5.1 11.800 48.275 44.075 92.350
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