MITCHELL Lauren < Back  
Sport Gymnastics - Artistic
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 23 Jul 1991 in Perth, AUS
Height1.57 m
Weight 47 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation Student
Higher education Biomedical Science
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She fell in love with gymnastics at the age of six when she had a ‘gymbus' birthday party on a double-decker bus fitted with gym equipment and balloons.
Why this sport? Gymnastics looked like fun to her.
Club / Team Western Australian Institute of Sport / AIS: Perth, WA, AUS
Name of coach Martine George, Nikolai Lapchine
Training Regime She trains up to six-and-a-half hours a day, six days a week.
International Debut
Year 2006
General Interest
Nicknames Mitchell. (FIG, 08 Jan 2010)
Hobbies Relaxing. (Gymnastics Australia, 11 July 2010)
Most influential person in career "Anyone who is better than me." (Gymnastics Australia, 08 Jan 2010)
Injuries Missed much of 2010 with a combination of injuries including a broken hand, sprained ankle and strained adductor. (Gymnastics Australia, 11 July 2010)

A hamstring injury kept her out for the 2006 Pacific Alliance Championships and national championships. (Gymnastics Australia, 11 July 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Success is the sum of small efforts repeated." (Gymnastics Australia, 11 July 2010)
Awards and honours In 2010 she became the first female Australian gymnast to win a World title by winning the gold medal on floor exercise during the 2010 World Championships in Rotterdam. (gymnastics.org.au, 26 Oct 2010)

She became the first Australian woman to medal in an individual apparatus final at a world championships when she won at the 2009 London World Championships, and the only Australian, at that time, to have won two medals in the same competition. (Gymnastics Australia, 11 July 2010)

She was the first Australian female to win a World Cup final when she won in Madrid, Spain, in 2008. (Gymnastics Australia, 11 July 2010)