LITTLE Emily < Back  
Sport Gymnastics - Artistic
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 29 Mar 1994 in Subiaco, AUS
Weight 48 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Regan Hart
Residence Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up gymnastics at age six at the Police and Community Youth Centre [PCYC] in Perth, WA, Australia
Why this sport? She was inspired to take up gymnastics after watching it on TV.
Club / Team Western Australian Institute of Sport [WAIS]: Perth, WA, AUS
Name of coach Peggy Liddick [national], USA
International Debut
Year 2008
Competing for Australia
Location United States
General Interest
Nicknames Em (gymnastics.org.au, 30 May 2015)
Hobbies Listening to music. (gymnastics.org.au, 30 May 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (gymnastics.org.au, 30 May 2015)
Injuries She missed a month of competition when she injured her ankle in 2011. (thecouchgymnast.com, 2011)

She strained the ligaments in her elbow after landing awkwardly during a bars dismount in 2010. (gymnastics.org.au, 16 Jul 2010)
Awards and honours She was named Western Australia Junior Gymnast of the Year in 2008 and 2009. (Australian Commonwealth Games Team Handbook, 2010)

She was named Australian Junior Gymnast of the Year for 2008. (Australian Commonwealth Games Team Handbook, 2010)
Other information RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK
She decided to retire from gymnastics after the 2012 Olympic Games in London but returned to the sport in early 2014 and rejoined the Western Australian Institute of Sport [WAIS] in Perth, WA, Australia. "I missed having what felt like an important purpose; I wanted to compete for my county again. I missed my friends and coaches in the gym." She was named as a non-travelling reserve for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, People's Republic of China. Her first major international tournament after her return to the sport was the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (intlgymnast.com, 29 Dec 2014; gymnastics.org.au, 30 May 2015; wais.org.au, 06 Oct 2015)