Monckton in the Lead After Day 1 of Victorian Championships
Mary-Anne Monckton, who was selected for last year’s Australian World Championships team before injured her ankle (you can read more about the injury here) is leading the all around at this year’s Victorian Championships after day 1. The small field of 8 gymnasts was relatively strong, including world team members Ashleigh Brennan and Georgia Wheeler, along with Britt Greeley, who was a standout as a junior and competed three events, and new senior Georgia-Rose Brown who is currently in second place behind Monckton.
None of the scores from the competition really jump out- the event leaders are Greeley on vault (14.1), Brown on bars (14.5), Brennan on beam and Monckton on floor (13.534). Brennan was the only gymnast with a difficulty score above 6, and it was paired with an execution score below 8. Monckton’s all around score (53.334), however, is pretty strong, especially considering her recent injury.
Youtube users nade00 and mistysakura are uploading videos of the competition at the moment. One video I have not seen so far is Monckton’s bars. Although she calls it her worst apparatus, she was competing a piked Shushunova last year, and if she is able to stay injury-free and compete at worlds this year, it will be named after her.
In the junior competition, Alexandra Eade is leading with a score of 48.384.