gymn Digest                 Fri, 10 Feb 95       Volume 3 : Issue  66

Today's Topics:
                        1994 magazine Indexes
                       Col'do St. Rhythmic meet
                   Injuries among Chinese gymnasts
                          Lisa wins t-shirt!
                              Miller ?'s
                     NCAA gymnastics on cable TV
                       Publicity and Gymnastics
                         SJSU meet TONIGHT !
                   Some Code changes.. etc (5 msgs)
                      Trampolining goes Internet

This is a digest of the mailing list. 


Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 12:16 -0600 (CST)
From: ***

  Hi from sunny down under
  Re:   Some Code changes.. etc. 8th February 1995
  The Hristakieva on the Code change last year was number
  4.505 and this is the vault that has been changed from a
  10.00 Start Value to 9.90 Code Number 4.410.  The
  description is Roundoff flic-flac on - 1/2 turn and salto
  forward stretched off (Hristakieva).
  Yes, I believe we will see more variety in the vaults presented.
  The only official changes were as listed - the judges and
  technical representatives to International meetings in May were
  canvassed for opinions on many elements and concepts, but the
  only changes for 1995 were the Popa to C, Front flyspring to A,
  Front salto stretched with one and a half twist to D and the
  vault as discussed above.
  The apparatus is being measured from the top surface of the
  landing mats (for women 12 cm) but the height of the apparatus
  will be adjusted accordingly (ie the vault and beam would be
  108 cm from the top surface of a 12 cm mat).


Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 05:30:09 -0700 (MST)
From: ***
Subject: 1994 magazine Indexes

The indexes for the 1994 Volumes of _USA Gymnastics_ and _Technique_
have been uploaded to our Archive site and can be downloaded via ftp,
gopher, or www.



Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 17:58:21 -0500
From: ***
Subject: Col'do St. Rhythmic meet

The Colorado State Rhythmic Championships are being held in Colorado Springs,
CO, Friday night and Saturday.  Any folks in the Co. Springs/Denver area, if
the weather gets really wild that might complicate driving/flying, pls E-me.
 Anyone with results of levels 6 - 9, Out-of-State All-around places, these
w/also be appreciated.  Tks//Don


Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 17:23:25 -0500
From: ***
Subject: Injuries among Chinese gymnasts

Found this on AOL.  David, any comments?

-- Adriana

Gymnastics-Dozens of Chinese gymnasts injured in accidents

BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuter) - Dozens of Chinese gymnasts have been injured and
some of them permanently handicapped in sports accidents, according to an
official survey published in the Press Digest newspaper on Monday.

"Initial information from the results of the survey show that injuries among
Chinese athletes are rather serious," the newspaper said.

The three-year investigation into athletes from 13 sports was carried out by
the health committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative
Conference, an advisory body to the parliament.

It found that out of 6,340 athletes, 3,832 -- or 59.6 percent -- suffered
sporting injuries.

"The higher the class of the athlete, the more serious the nature of the
injury," the newspaper quoted the survey as finding.

Injuries were particularly common in the 70-member gymnastic team, with many
broken bones and 17 of the injured requiring surgery. Gymnasts were treated
for injuries 314 times in the three years of the investigation, it said.

Of gymnasts participating in the 1993 Chinese national championships, 17
suffered injuries, while 23 gymnasts who finished in the top three in
international competition since 1990, were injured. Half of all those were
described by medical experts as being permanently handicapped.

>From 1978 to 1992, official statistics from the State Sports Commission
reveal that 119 athletes were handicapped after being injured, the newspaper

It cited the example of female gymnast Huang Ruifen, the only gymnast to be
three times world champion in acrobatic gymnastics, who is now handicapped
and living on just 200 yuan ($23) a month.

She was first injured at the age of 15 when she broke her leg and injured a
tendon, but continued to compete despite her injuries and has lost the use of
both her legs, it said.


Date: Wed, 8 Feb 1995 05:45:41 -0700 (MST)
From: ***
Subject: Lisa wins t-shirt!

Awhile back, you all may remember that I offered a Temple "Save an
Endangered Species" t-shirt to the person who sent in the most letters
for the NCAA campaign.  That person is Lisa Cozzens!  Lisa, the shirt
will be mailed this weekend...



Date: Wed, 8 Feb 1995 14:04:04 -0500
From: ***
Subject: Miller ?'s

I have a couple of questions reguarding the recent World Team Championships.
 First, why was Shannon allowed to skip trials and use her USA Championship
scores to determine her ranking when Dominique Dawes won every gold at
Nationals over Shannon?  When was the last time Shannon actually had to
complete in an entire trials?  Also, was Shannon awarded the team silver,
even though she only competed compulsories and then left?


Date: Thu, 9 Feb 95 13:45:26 EST
From: ***@BBN.COM
Subject: NCAA gymnastics on cable TV

For those of you lucky enough to get ESPN2 (not me :-(),
TV Guide lists an hour-long program covering a meet
of the Lady Bulldogs of Georgia hosting Alabama.

The program will be shown twice:

Friday 2/17 10:30-11:30 p.m. EST, time approximate (after a ball game)
and repeated a few hours later at
Saturday 2/17 2-3 a.m.. EST

>>Kathy Godfrey


Date: Thu, 9 Feb 1995 23:03:54 -0500
From: ***
Subject: Publicity and Gymnastics

>Wow, imagine my surprise when I walked into such a huge meet by
accident, on my way back to my dorm.  I hadn't even heard about it, but
anyway, the 1995 Fiesta Bowl, sponsored by the Arizona Twisters, was held
>Feb 3-5 at PE West at Arizona State University.

The above brings to mind a question.  Currently, publicity for gymnastic
events tends to be mediocre at best and non-existent at worst. 

(1) Does the 'gymnastics community' *want* to increase publicity, or is it
better as a small sport, with a small community of interested individuals?

(2) If the answer to the above is 'increase publicity', how should it be

The floor is open for your thoughts...



Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 13:58:51 -0800
From: ***
Subject: SJSU meet TONIGHT !

Sorry for the short notice kiddies !
I think its Berkeley @ San Jose' State.
Look for "texx".
Ponytail, black leather motorcycle jacket, glasses and maybe a red gymnastics s~e
shirt under the jacket.

See ya there !



Date: Tue, 7 Feb 95 23:13:55 CST
From: ***
Subject: Some Code changes.. etc

Hi from Anne in sunny down-under

A couple of elements have been changed in value by the FIG Women's
Technical Committee, the changes to take effect on 1st June 1995.

Vault Yurchenko (roundoff) onto the horse, half turn and stretched
front salto off (formerly number 4.505) is now 4.410 with a Start
Value of 9.90.

On floor:

The Popa (straddle pike jump with full turn) was D now C

Stretched front salto with one and a half twist was E now D

The front flyspring - was B now A (regardless of whether to one or
two feet).  This change will dramatically affect the acrobatic
series bonus for many gymnasts.

Can anyone help by posting the results of the Peachtree classic
where a group of Australian gymnasts took part?  Would appreciate
any available results - thanks!



Date: Tue, 07 Feb 1995 19:42:14 -0700 (MST)
From: ***
Subject: Some Code changes.. etc

> A couple of elements have been changed in value by the FIG Women's
> Technical Committee, the changes to take effect on 1st June 1995.

      Well thank you, bita, spaceba and merci to the FIG!  I suspect we'll be
seeing a bit of whining and moaning from certain federations about this.
This is what I'd been hoping they'd do, make some adjustments in time for
Sabae, and Atlanta.  I'm glad they stuck their neck out and fixed these
glaring errors that have significantly imho decreased the level of
gymnastics that we've seen since Barcelona. 

> Vault Yurchenko (roundoff) onto the horse, half turn and stretched
> front salto off (formerly number 4.505) is now 4.410 with a Start
> Value of 9.90.

Poor Podkopayeva.

> On floor:
> The Popa (straddle pike jump with full turn) was D now C

Boy will I miss that.  Such a beautiful dance element ;-)

> Stretched front salto with one and a half twist was E now D

Consequentally, is the layout front full now a C?



Date: Tue, 7 Feb 1995 23:57:58 -0500
From: ***
Subject: Some Code changes.. etc

>Vault Yurchenko (roundoff) onto the horse, 
half turn and stretched front salto off
(formerly number 4.505) is now 4.410
with a Start Value of 9.90.

Does this mean we may actually see some different vaults?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!



Date: Wed, 8 Feb 1995 07:47:53 -0500
From: ***
Subject: Some Code changes.. etc

A quick question....
Forwarded message:
Subj:    Re: Some Code changes.. etc
Date:    95-02-08 07:45:11 EST
From:    MiM23
To:      MaraEL

Originally, 4.505 was the layed out Yur. half (Hristakieva), but there was an
update to the Code which changed it to 4.507, and  4.505 became a yur 1/2 on,
tucked 1 1/2 off (Ivantcheva)... I'm assuming its the Hristakieva that was
devalued, but could someone who knows for sure please confirm?  Thanks. 


Date: Wed, 8 Feb 1995 08:36:21 -0500 (EST)
From: ***
Subject: Some Code changes.. etc

> >Vault Yurchenko (roundoff) onto the horse, 
> half turn and stretched front salto off
> (formerly number 4.505) is now 4.410
> with a Start Value of 9.90.

So does this mean that out of a half-on it's still worth a 10.0?



Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 13:22:48 MET
From: ***>
Subject: Trampolining goes Internet

Dear gymners,

my name is Martin from Germany. I hope I do not bother anybody with
this message because it is not really about gymnastics...

But this is for all of you who are not only interested in gymnastics but also in
trampolining (which is pretty similar and often used to train difficult tricks).
Here is some information:

There is a trampoline homepage and a trampoline mailing list (like this one)
available since the end of last year.

The trampoline mailing list works like the gymn mailing list. Of course it is not
so big yet, because it is still new (so your post box will not get overloaded :-) )
 but it is growing. If you want to subscribe to this list all you have to do is
send a message that says

      sub trampoline


Then you will automatically receive a short information how everything works
 and  how to unsubscribe (i.e. send "unsub trampoline" to the same address).

If you think that is too difficult you can send me message a and I will put you
on the list.
My address:

If you have a browser like Mosaic, WinWeb, MacWeb,
Lynx, or the like, you will find the initial page under the URL

or for the English version

This page is your root for discovering all information about
Historical background information and descriptions of competition rules
and judging as well as pictures give an impression of this nice and
skilful sport to anyone who stumbles on these pages. Active
trampoliners find other interesting things: A 'diary' link reveals a
schedule of upcoming trampoline events. The corresponding
announcements are added where available, and after the competition,
you may perhaps find a result list. In addition, the 'top three' of
each main event of the current and previous years are gathered in a
'result overview'. One important page is the collection of addresses
of clubs, universities, organizations, etc. and especially email
addresses of active and passive trampoliners. In the end, another page
is dedicated to literature references about trampolining.

These pages are open for everyone and are waiting for your
contributions and addresses. Whoever is able to use WWW is invited to
use these pages. The more people read them the more can contribute to
them! All suggestions, addresses, result lists, etc. from any reader
are welcome - this is the only way to keep the pages up-to-date. But
don't be surprised if the structure of the pages has changed since
your last visit, they are steadily evolving due to all new

Until now, most of the WWW pages are in German, but you may
change this - just provide English articles!

Thanks for reading this


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