'Moscow News' Prize-85
Moscow News, #14 1985
The main MN prizes were won by
Sergei Gusev (USSR) and Yelena Shushunova (USSR).
The winners in the separate
events of the combined exercises (who were also presented prizes by our
newspaper) are -- women: Oksana Omelyanchik (USSR), beam and floor
exercises; Shushunova, vault; Oksana Averkova (USSR),
asymmetrical bars; men: Vladimir Gogoladze (USSR), floor exercises,
parallel bars and horizontal bar; Valentin Mogilny (USSR), pommel
horse, rings; Gusev, vault.
The newspaper's prizes were
vied for by 114 gymnasts (54 men and 60 women) from 29 countries: Algeria,
Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Vietnam, the GDR, Spain, Italy, Canada,
Cyprus, the PRC, the KPDR, Cuba, Morocco, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway,
Poland, Romania, Syria, Tunisia, Finland, France, West Germany,
Czechoslovakia, Sweden, Yugoslavia, Japan and the USSR.
Before the tournament opened
the gymnasts held a meeting on "Gymnasts in the Struggle for
Peace." During the competitions a celebration was held in honor
of the well-known Soviet gymnasts who are World War II veterans.
Also held were seminars for
judges and coaches on problems of judging and the new compulsory program.
The USSR National Olympic
Committee awarded its prizes to Miguel Soler (Spain) for the most
difficult combination on the rings and Madalina Tanase (Romania) for
the new original element performed at the tournament.
Li Cher Khen (KPDR) and
Ti Wuli (PRC) were given the V/O Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga prizes.
Li Chen Khen was the best overall performed among men and Ti Wuli among
presented the prize of the Japanese newspaper the Chunichi Shimbun, as the
best overall woman gymnast.
The All-Union Voluntary
Society of Booklovers gave its prizes to the women gymnasts who covered the
greatest distance to Moscow -- to Georgina Garcia and Diana
Floresel (both from Mexico); to Naima Elguati (Morocco), the
youngest entry to the competition, and to Sylvio Kroll (GDR), the
foreign gymnast who took part in six finals.
Luisa Prieto (Cuba) was voted the most elegant and charming gymnast of the tournament.
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