(Wheeler with MLC cohort McGrath- Photo: M. DeHighden)
Gymnastics Australia still hasn't announced the women's team for the Commonwealth Games this year. What I do know is that Georgia Wheeler, who had her major debut at the Pacific Rim International this year has just been named as second reserve. This is excellent news as it means she is also part of the 10-12 women squad who will be travelling to Rotterdam in contention for a sport on the Worlds team.
This decision comes off the back of Georgia placing fifth all-around at last week's Australian Nationals and taking three bronze medals in the EFs.
Because the Comm Games and Wolrds are so close together, and conditions in both places will be so very different, GA is hedging bets by first sending a team from the final training camp to Delhi, who will then join another group who will fly straight from the training camp to Rotterdam where the whole squad will train while the final Worlds team will be decided. Complicated but necessary methinks!!