Little aims for big achievements
Doha (QAT) March 06, 2017: Olympian Emily Little will lead a four-member Australian women’s team at the FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup in Doha from March 22-25.
Georgia-Rose Brown, Rianna Mizzen and Emma Nedov are the other gymnasts in the squad.
At the last month’s event held in her native country, Little claimed gold in floor, silver in vault and bronze medal in balance.
“I was happy to take part in the first-ever FIG World Cup in Melbourne last month,” said the 22-year-old, who participated at the 2012 London Olympics.
When asked about the new format of the FIG competition which will be held in Cottbus (Germany), Baku (Azerbaijan) and Doha (Qatar) every year for the next four years, Little said, “It’s a great idea. I’m looking forward to compete against top gymnasts in the World Cup series.”
The competitions to be held in 2017 and 2018 will serve as part of the 2016-2018 FIG Artistic Individual Apparatus World Cup Series while the events in 2019 and 2020 will be qualifying competitions for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Little and Nedov missed out on places at the Rio Games last year as the Australian women’s team failed to qualify for the first time in almost 30 years.
“It’s always an honour to represent my country. I look forward to pick up some medals in Doha,” said Little, who claimed a gold in the team’s event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.