Vivian to Compete at Australian Nationals

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June 2, 2010

CORVALLIS - Oregon State junior Olivia Vivian has been approved to compete as a National Level 10 at the Australian Championships this summer.

'I'm really excited to go home and compete with my Australian teammates again,' Vivian said. 'I've wanted to do this since last summer when I went home and all I could do was watch nationals. It was hard to sit and watch rather than being involved.'

Vivian, who competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics for the Australians, will return to her home country later this month to train for the national competition. Since Vivian has been out of the country, she recently submitted a 'competition' video of her routines on all four events to be considered by a committee in Australia.

'Australian gymnastics is very different from college gymnastics and I'm looking forward to incorporating a few traits I've learned here into the Australian gymnastics culture. I'm really excited to show off my college routines and plan to rock the judges' world with an AC/DC - Ironman floor routine.'

The Australian Championships are scheduled for July 4 in Challenge Stadium in Perth, Australia.


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