GYMN-L Digest - 10 Jul 1995 to 11 Jul 1995

There are 5 messages totalling 173 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Bart and Nadia (2)
  2. Bartova article
  3. Wheaties
  4. Gymnastic records... (fwd)


Date:    Mon, 10 Jul 1995 23:34:04 -0400
Subject: Bart and Nadi

     As most people probably remember or have read, Bart and Nadia got engaged
on her birthday (Nov. 12) in Amsterdam. They then joined the IG tour to the
Dortmund Worlds, so those of us on the tour got to see them interact quite a
bit. What I saw was genuine affection. They were very sweet and attentive to
each other, but never went overboard with "public displays of affection."
Bart's mother was also on the tour, and of course she was the first person Bart
called after he asked Nadia to marry him. His mom's first question was "Did she
say 'yes?'" and Bart answered that he'd been so nervous that he couldn't
remember! (Obviously she did!) I think Bart also accidentally left an
overwhelmingly large tip for the waiter. I guess he was too nervous and excited
to do math at the time! It can't be denied that the match makes a good media
story, but I think the romance is real. :)



Date:    Tue, 11 Jul 1995 06:30:53 CST
Subject: Re: Bart and Nadia


     I thought hard before responding. I don't want to flame-broil you (or
     whatever you said), I also know Bart and Nadia and I refuse to intrude
     in their personal life.

     What I want to respond to, is the comment about "making such a public
     spectacle". The media was so unprepared that in some newspapers the
     picture next to the story was, at least, 4 years old. Now you cannot
     blame public figures for capitalizing on the media if they can, but
     Bart and Nadia were not the ones who made the engagement such a
     "public spectacle".

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Subject: Bart and Nadia
Author:  ***
Date:    7/10/95 2:41 PM

But they've made such a public spectacle out of this engagement that
I'm just thinking: what's the deal?  Is it all out of some desire to
spawn a super-human gym child?  Jeez, imagine the psychological


Date:    Tue, 11 Jul 1995 14:37:52 GMT
Subject: Bartova article

Hi gang! I picked this up earlier today and thought it might be
of interest.

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 LONDON, June 30 (Reuter) - Daniela Bartova, too heavy to
continue her international gymnastics career, has found the
perfect alternative in the new discipline of women's pole

    The 21-year-old Czech from Ostrava has broken the world
record three times in the space of five weeks and this Sunday
she seeks a fourth at a meeting in Gateshead, England.

    Bartova's rapid rise to the top started on May 21 in
Ljubjana, Slovenia, when she notched her first record of 4.10
metres, improving her outdoor best from last year by 40
centimetres and deposing Chinese Sun Caiyun as world leader.

    She then took the record to 4.12 in Duisburg, Germany, on
June 18, and six days later on a return visit to Germany added a
further centimetre on her one and only jump in Wesel.

    The compact young Czech may never have become a record
breaker if she had not put on too much weight to pursue her
original career as a gymnast.

    After finishing a lowly 64th overall in the 1992 Barcelona
Olympics, Bartova had to face the uncomfortable truth that she
was growing out of her first sport.

    ``The coaches told me I had become too big and heavy,'' she

    Looking for another sport, Bartova initially tried the long

    But then she was spotted by Prague pole vault coach,
Boleslav Patera, who persuaded her to try his event. Patera
testifies to the importance of Bartova's gymnastics background.

    ``Physically she couldn't have had better preparation for
the pole vault,'' he said.

    Speed on the runway and flexibility in the air make her a
formidable vaulter and she is also a fearless competitor. ``It's
not half as dangerous as gymnastics,'' she said.

    Bartova is aiming for 4.50 metres within the next four years
and hopes to clear 4.25 this season.

     Under Patera she regularly jumps that height in training
and has already jumped 4.20 in an exhibition in Prague.
Unfortunately, it was in the Wenceslas square which because of
its slope does not meet the requirements for ratification.

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Date:    Tue, 11 Jul 1995 20:14:49 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Wheaties

>I purchased a box of Wheaties the other day and on the back of the package
was a copy of Sports Illustrated's pick of the top 20 Up and Coming Sports

Just another example of how little SI really knows about gymnastics.  Dom D
was 'up and coming' back in 1991.  She doesn't qualify for that anymore,



Date:    Tue, 11 Jul 1995 21:59:59 -0400
Subject: Gymnastic records... (fwd)

Anyone else know a little more about the Power Rangers? :)


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Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 14:18:40 -0500 (EDT)
From: ***
Subject: Gymnastic records...


I don't mean to be asking a stupid question, but it does pertain to gymnastics.

I belong to the Power Rangers mailing list (it's okay, go ahead & laugh), and
a lingering question pertains to one of the actors' gymnastic record.  It
seems that Amy Jo Johnson once competed as a gymnast (the Pink Ranger).  Is it
possible to find out any information (record, etc.) on how good/bad she was
from anywhere?


Jim J.
U of Louisville


End of GYMN-L Digest - 10 Jul 1995 to 11 Jul 1995