Sport for Women

Lauren Mitchell

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Hockey
Location: Australia

Lauren Mitchell is the 2010 World Champion on floor and the 2009 World Championships silver medalist on balance beam and floor. Mitchell is only the second Australian woman gymnast to win medals at a World Championships, and the first to win gold.

Lauren Mitchell in the News

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: 2010 World Championships-Becoming the first female Australian world champion on floor exercise

Greatest achievement off the field: Keeping a balanced life through out my sporting career. ‘m most proud of being able to juggle training, uni life, family life and still have a social life.

Who is your sporting heroine? The Chinese gymnast Chen Fei

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? I train about 34 hours a week

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? I’m not really on a specific plan, but I watch what I eat and make sure I put good fuel in my body

What do you love about your sport? I love the fact that it is so unique compared to other sports, and it’s a different challenge everyday.

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? At the moment during competitions you get one chance to perform a routine, so if I could change anything I would like to change that rule. If you are not happy with your routine you get the option to try again.

What motivates you? Small steps motivate me. Every little thing that I do inside the gym I know will help get me closer to my end goal.

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? No, I don’t have another profession. I am stil studying at the moment.

Three words that describe you: Persistent, happy, and organised

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Go for it. Gymnastics can be very rewarding, not only in sport, but also for life. Gymnastics or any other sport teaches you life skills that you may not have learn anywhere else.

Lauren Mitchell Supports Sport for Women Day

Gymnastics is a sport for both men and women. With out both genders it wouldn’t be the beautiful and unique sport it is today. Women participating in sport is a fantastic thing, and we should be proud to have a day dedicated purely for this cause.