Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Aussie Gymnasts Bounce Back after Bug Bites

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Aussie Gymnasts Bounce Back after Bug Bites

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GYMNASTICS: A stomach bug has disrupted Australia's gymnastics team just days before the start of their Commonwealth Games campaign, with leading medal contender Georgia Godwin among those affected.

Godwin and fellow Queens- lander Rianna Mizzen fell ill during a training camp in Canberra last week but are expected to compete when the women's artistic competition gets under way on Friday.

"Rianna did get very unwell and a couple of days after I was struck down with something pretty similar so I was out of training for a couple of days," Godwin said yesterday.

"But I'm back and I'm feeling good. Definitely extra fluids and just watching what I eat because some things didn't really agree with my stomach and they still don't."

Godwin is Australia's best individual medal hope after finishing 13th in the all-around event at last year's world championships.

Her finish in Montreal was the second highest among Commonwealth athletes behind Canadian silver medallist Ellie Black, who claimed gold on the beam at the Glasgow Games in 2014. …

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