Sun, 30 Oct 94 Volume 3 :
Asian Games - Women's EF
Collegiate women gymnasts
More on US World Trials
Need Trivia Questions - Romania
quiz (multiple choice)
quiz (multiple choice) CORRECTION
quotes from World Trials
Recovery from injury-biomagnetic
Recovery from injury - Contacts (fwd)
Trials on TV
US Women's World Trials Wrap-Up (AP)
US W World Trials (final results)
Worlds and Compulsories (5 msgs)
Worlds and TV
World Team Trials (2 msgs)
World Team Trials (PR)
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Date: Wed, 19 Oct 94 01:13:00 UTC
Subject: Asian Games - Women's EF
I just got some videos of the Asian Games today and decided to watch the
women's EF first (to find out why Chusovitina only took 3rd on V). Here's
Miura (JPN) began with a front pike (1 step forward) for 9.475. Her 2nd was
a layout Yurchenko (stuck) for 9.412. AVG: 9.443. Sugawara (JPN) did a
full-twisting front tuck (!) with a small hop to the side on landing for a
mean 9.637 and a layout Tsuk (9.35). AVG: 9.493. Evdokimova's (KAZ) layout
front was landed very low and she rolled out of it (9.137); her layout Tsuk
had a step back on landing for 9.312. AVG: 9.224. Ye Linlin (CHN) started
with a 1.5 twisting layout Yurchenko with a step forward (9.75), and then
did a piked front 1/2 (9.637). AVG: 9.693. Mo Huilan (CHN) did an
excellent Hristakieva (very nice layout position) for 9.825, and a piked
front 1/2 (9.687). AVG: 9.756. Chusovitina (UZB) was next, performing
another piked front 1/2 (step back) for 9.637, and a full-twisting layout
Tsuk (stuck) for 9.625. AVG: 9.631. Park (KOR) did a Hristakieva with
slightly bent knees and a hop back on landing (9.687), and a tucked front
(underrotated to a sit) for 8.987. AVG: 9.337. Last was Zaitseva (KAZ),
who started with a full-twisting Yurchenko (9.562), then a tucked front (big
hop forward) for 9.375. AVG: 9.468.
Chusovitina finished 3rd because she didn't perform any 10.0 vaults (hers
were from 9.9 and 9.8), while the CHN girls *did*, and performed them well.
Han Na-Jung (KOR): 2 front giants; Tkachev; Tkachev (not consecutive);
layout pike (3 huge steps forward) for 9.325. Chusovitina did 2 hop fulls;
inverted giants; and a tucked full-out (small hop) for 9.600. Sokomnina
(KAZ) performed 2 inverted giants (hit her heel on the 2nd) to Jaeger; a
wrong-way Tkachev (not very high); and a double pike for 9.300. Well, her
connections were weak and she had flat feet at times. Next was Oh Eun-Mi
(KOR): front giant to piked front; Tkachev (fall); and double layout
(8.937). Sugawara showed the same releases as Oh, dismounting with a double
front 1/2 for 9.600. Mo's routine was gorgeous as ever (although the
Gaylord doesn't have great height) with a floating double layout (only a
tiny hop) for 9.900. Liu Xuan (CHN) did inverts to front pike and later a
Tkachev (she used the same connections as Mo), and finished with a stuck
full-in for 9.862. Kosuge is still around -- front giant to front pike;
Tkachev; and tucked full-in for 9.587. A good routine, but she doesn't have
the same speed as she used to.
Mo was first up, and immediately took the gold with a very solid exercise
(not a wobble). Her Omelianchik had incredible flight and height
(definitely NOT an "oak tree"!); also a super-high RO LO to 2 feet, etc.
Only a tiny hop on the double tuck.... 9.875. Qiao Ya did LO on; FF LO LO;
split leap to immediate punch front; Popa jump (but really a 3/4); and a
double pike with a step back for 9.85. Tatiana Toropova (Kyrgyzstan--has
dyed her hair so blonde that it's almost white) used the LO on; FF LO FF;
punch front; double tuck (stuck), but her leaps were poor throughout
(9.387). Okawa (JPN) also used the LO on; fell on a punch front; FF LO; FF
LO LO; tucked full-in for 9.025. Sekine (JPN) mounted with FF FF LO; 2
"true" oak trees; double tuck for 9.200. Dzyundzyak (UZB) is quite tiny and
has the coolest mount: headspring to immediate punch front (!)
(unfortunately the front was out of line so she fell); FF LO FF; very fluid
moves like the Chinese; nice leaps, except for one which was very
reminiscent of Bontas; double tuck dismount (2 steps) for 8.587.
Chusovitina was solid but not very graceful (front tuck mount; punch front
to immediate back tuck; front aerial; 1/2 twisting straddle leap (big
break); and stuck double tuck) for 9.462. I'd never seen Evdokimova's B
before and IMO, she's more impressive here than on V. She started with a
front tuck on; punch front to Korbut; FF LO; nice leaps; an interesting
double spin on her butt while in an open-pike position; and double tuck
dismount (small hop).
Mo (piked full-in; 2 whips to double twist; front hand, 1.5 twist, FF, LO)
was terribly cute with the same routine as in Brisbane for 9.925. Park used
Greek music, showed nice dance but rather weak tumbles (only twists) for
9.412. Ye Linlin showed only twisting tumbles also (her left ankle was
bothering her after V) and used Latin-type music with expressive dance for
9.812 (a bit high, IMO). Chusovitina was by far the best tumbler (like this
is news): double layout; double full punch front; full-out (fall); and front
hand, front full, punch front to score 9.300. The other Korean here, Han,
had pretty dance but was otherwise unexciting for 9.487. Kosuge now uses
Portocarrero's music from '93, and even though her left ankle was heavily
taped her tumbling was right on: piked full-in; punch front, front hand,
front full; front hand, front full, punch front (9.737). Evdokimova's
(9.762) and Sugawara's (9.712) routines weren't shown....
After seeing them perform, I've got to say that the CHN girls could win the
gold in Dortmund. In terms of grace and expressiveness (not to mention
form), they are light years ahead of ROM....
Sorry this is so long!
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 1994 0:03:44 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Collegiate women gymnasts
Collegiate women have always been able to compete at the
USA Nationals and Olympic Trials and beyond. Look at
Kelly Garrison-Steves (my FAV gymnast!) who had already
won 2 NCAA AA titles when she won a stop on the '88 team.
NCAA gymnastics does not prohibit international competition.
The primary problem, in my opinion, is a lack of time.
Especially with NCAA practice time regulations, most gymansts
have little time to devote to the mastery of compulsory
routines. Quite a few gymnasts have the optional skills
to compete at the international level. (Gymnasts have long
been performing double layouts on floor and bars, tripple
fulls, consecutive layouts on beam, and other very high
level skills.) As for the Yurchenko vault, the rules only
prohibit its competition, not its practice.
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 22:21:46 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Fear (Help!)
I am 20 years old and have taken up gymnastics recently. I am, however,
paralyzed by fear whenever I do P-bars. It gets to the point where
swinging close to horizontal is just, well, terrifying, esp in the back
swing. I HATE this, but I don't know why I'm frightened like this. Has
anyone else felt this way? What can I do to overcome this? I have no fear
on floor at all, and little on the other apparatus, but P-bars: THEY'RE
THE BANE OF MY LIFE!!!!
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 18:05:37 -0400
Subject: More on US World Trials
More From the AP ... (direct quotes noted)
[since most of this is old news by now I'm only forewarding the parts that
pertain to the main thrust of the article which is Shannon's absence ... it
says here she was given a "medical exemption" which isn't true but go figure
with the non-gymn news media]
Dawes insisted that the abscence of 2 time World Champion, Shannon Miller,
didn't downgrade the World Team Trials last weekend in Richmond. "I don't go
out there with the idea that I'm competing against another person. When I'm
out there, it's like I'm competing with myself. My goal, always, is to be the
best that I can be."
Amanda Borden, who finished here in third place, added " These are the top 14
girls in the country. So we knew coming in that it was going to be good --
even without Shannon."
On her overall performace and near beam fall where she scored only a 9.575
Dominique says "My performances here, my optionals, especially, maybe weren't
quite as good as what I did at Nationals. But I'm still satisfied. I mean,
everybody makes mistakes, right?"
Strug who hasn't competed in a full meet since the fall of '93 said [in a
similar quote to the earlier one I, and Rachele, posted] "I'm very happy that
I made the world team. I got real nervous and had some breaks, but I'm real
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 22:44:10 -0400
Subject: Need Trivia Questions - Romania
Hi, gang. The topic this time is Romanian gymnastics, and i can use all the
trivia questions you can spare.
Just send me your questions (with answers included) via private e-mail.
You'll see the quiz in a few days.
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 18:19:20 -0700 (MST)
Subject: quiz (multiple choice)
1. Miller, Webster, and Meduna did not compete at trials because: A)
they don't feel that being a part of the US team is important B) their
coach doesn't feel that being part of the US team is important C) their
psychic advisor Latoya Jackson just said NO!
2. The best and the baddest is: A) Spivey-Sheely B) Laschenova C) The Fonz
3. The FIG technical commitees consist of: A) gymnastics loving people
who know the sport and are the most capable people in the world to do
their jobs B) dungaree-wearing hooligans! C) Cheech and Chong D) none of
4. The USGF consists of: A) people who make me, frankly, proud to be an
American! B) really, really, really, really, really, cool people C) the
cast from Bachelor Party D) none of the above
5. Mike Jacki is: A) secretly Scott Keswick B) dead and buried C) one
fine man! D) none of the above
6. New life is: A) a piece of crap B) fair C) Clinton health care plan
7. Compulsories are: A) a plot by the hammer and sickle commie-reds to
cheat out the deserving medalists from their medals B) kind of like
chicken C) underrated and being removed to the detriment of the sport
how many people can get all of these right?
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 18:45:19 -0700 (MST)
Subject: quiz (multiple choice) CORRECTION
4A should read: A) people who, frankly, make me *DURN* proud to be an
just thought I'd clear THAT up!
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 1994 20:24:15 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: quotes from World Trials
>From the AP:
Strug: "I'm very happy that I made the world team. I got real nervous
and had some breaks, but I'm real happy."
Chow: "I'm very happy and excited. I knew it was a possibility that I
would make the world team. I hope to go out and have fun and do well
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 14:55:11 -0400
Subject: Recovery from injury-biomagnetic
I am interested in discussing the use of biomagnetics to aid athletes to
recover from injury quicker and to maintain a higher level of competition.
Please forward this to anyone you know who might have an interest. I feel
biomagnetics has a good application in gymnastics.
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 15:34:01 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Recovery from injury - Contacts (fwd)
I got this in my mailbox, and not knowing ***@aol.com, don't
know why he chose to write to me... I guess he doesn't know about
gymn... Anyway, here's his note:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 14:46:35 -0400
Subject: Recovery from injury - Contacts
Hi, I am wondering if anyone knows the incidence of injury gymnastics? How
about the latest in recovery techniques?
Is anyone using biomagnetic therapy products?
I am sure there is a use for these new products in gymnastics, but do not
have any formal contacts to discuss this with. Anyone interested in knowing
more or who can share some experiences in their use I would appreciate it.
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 23:57:55 -0400 (EDT)
I hate to ask this, but what is wrong with the USA Gymnastics sending
the best possible team to World's? I agree that the decision making process
is not fair, but when the federation is put on the spot later asking
why it didn't win, who is to blame?
There are quite a few issues that need to be addressed here, not the least of
which is fairness, to the gymnasts, to their coaches, to everyone involved.
Before I continue, though, I will read some more message.
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 00:04:36 -0400
Subject: Trials on TV
ESPN has scheduled the World Trials for Sunday, October 23rd at 8pm Eastern.
1 and 1/2 Hours.
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 03:12:23 -0400
Subject: US Women's World Trials Wrap-Up (AP)
>From the AP (direct quotes noted) ...
The order changed little after the 60% compulsory round. Dominique Dawes
remained on top with a 39.175 optional performance (9.9 on VT & UB, 9.575 BB,
and 9.8 FX) and a weighted (60 compos/40 optionals) total of 77.96.
Kerri Strug maintained her 2nd place finish to complete her succesful
comeback that was delayed by a back strain she suffered at the '94 US
Classic. 77.14 "I'm very happy that I made the world team. I got real nervous
[Kerri nervous? ... I just can't picture it <vbg>] and had some breaks, but
I'm real happy."
Third in both C&O was Amanda Borden (76.8). Flip-floping for the 4th and 5th
spots were Amy Chow (76.55) and Jaycie Phelps (76.45). 6th place went to the
Larissa Fontaine (75.57) who was in her first full meet since elbow surgery
this summer. Kara Fry (74.9), of Parkettes, finsihed 7th and would have made
the team outright except for the USAG allowing Shannon Miller's National
Championships (held in August) point total of 77.76 to stand for team
qualification. [NOTE: the same score here would have put her 2nd behind Dawes
again ... Dawes dropped slightly from a 78.0 weighted total at Nationals].
Instead Fry is currently being refered to as the "alternate" for the team
even though no alternate as such will be allowed to travel (the whole point
of the new 7-6-5 system was to eliminate the usually useless traveling
Dortmund will be Amy Chow and Jaycie Phelp's first World Championships ...
the other 5 are "veterns" [this is assuming Shannon will go]. Amy was the
only athlete in the top ten after compos to gain ground with her optional
excercises. She scored a 9.625 on VT, 9.775 UB, 9.7 on BB, and another
9.625 on the floor. "I'm very happy and excited. I knew it was a possibility
that I would make the world team. I hope to go out and have fun and do well
in Germany." [personally having spoken with Amy Chow I find it hard to
believe that she spoke that much in a week let alone one press conferance :-)
- - - - - - - - - - -
Again the article was pretty boring so I added some obvious facts.Therefore
feel free to blame any and all errors (excepting scores where I just have to
trust them) on me ...
I'm really anxious to hear a comment from Nunno and Donna Strauss (is this
deja vu for them or what?) on the whole qualifier situation. The article
seemed to take it as a given that Shannon would compete since she qualified.
Anyone from "Gymn" there that could give us more info?
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 1994 20:32:37 -0400
Subject: US W World Trials (final results)
Competitor, Hometown, 2 day cum. score (C&O):
1. Dominique Dawes, Silver Spring, Md., 77.960.
2. Kerri Strug, Tucson, Ariz., 77.140.
3. Amanda Borden, Cincinnati, 76.800.
4. Amy Chow, San Jose, Calif., 76.550.
5. Jaycie Phelps, Greenfield, Ind., 76.450.
6. Larissa Fontaine, Deerfield, Ill., 75.570.
7. Kara Fry, Nazareth, Pa., 74.900.
8. Kellee Davis, Cambria Heights, N.Y., 74.120.
9. Summer Reid, Reno, Nev., 73.440.
10. Ashley Kever, Austin, Texas, 73.270.
11. Kristin McDermott, Allentown, Pa., 73.030.
12. Amanda Curry, Katy, Texas, 72.570.
13. Jenni Beathard, Altamonte Springs, Fla., 72.500.
14. Sarah Balogach, Allentown, Pa., 72.420.
-posted by Susan
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 18:11:36 -0400
Subject: Worlds and Compulsories
>I liked the original FIG concept for team worlds, with preliminaries, and
finals. Does anyone know why they dumped the idea?<
Several reasons that I know of ... First off, it's *very* expensive to run
a World Championships. Frankly, they lose money and it's hard to find a host
country who's willing to take the hit.
Another thought was that if gymnastics occurded every year and didn't have to
compete with the World Series it would get on TV faster (remember seeing the
'91 Women's AA 6 mo. later?) and more people would watch it inbetween the
The Championships themselves were also getting too long (Indy was what 14
days?) and most people won't come to see everything (Not to mention the
athletes at joy at competiting that long). Compos are pretty much watched by
2 athletes mothers, the Swiss fans, and of course me ... but then again I'm
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 21:04:18 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Worlds and Compulsories
> The Championships themselves were also getting too long (Indy was what 14
> days?) and most people won't come to see everything (Not to mention the
> athletes at joy at competiting that long).
"Full" Worlds are not 14 days, though some gymnasts may be there that long.
Actual competition is more like 8 (yes, still a lot, but still very
different from 14). 2 days of event finals, 2 days of all-around finals,
2 of optionals and 2 of compulsories. They start Saturday and end Sunday
of the following week.
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 94 11:03:51 BST
Subject: Worlds and Compulsories
>Another thought was that if gymnastics occurded every year and didn't have to
>compete with the World Series it would get on TV faster (remember seeing the
>'91 Women's AA 6 mo. later?) and more people would watch it inbetween the
Whoa there time out, sorry to throw a spanner in to the works but the
world series is only watched in America not all over the world, why
would FIG base a decision like this on the viewing habits of Americans.
Now I know gymnastics is fairly popular in America, but the
point is the popularity across the world is at least equal to if not
outweighs completely the popularity in America alone. So why change
the format of a world championships to cater for a minority audience when
you could equally claim there were more popular sports in the world going
on at the time of a gymnastic world championship.
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 09:03:18 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Worlds and Compulsories
> >Another thought was that if gymnastics occurded every year and didn't have to
> >compete with the World Series it would get on TV faster (remember seeing the
> >'91 Women's AA 6 mo. later?) and more people would watch it inbetween the
> Whoa there time out, sorry to throw a spanner in to the works but the
> world series is only watched in America not all over the world, why
> would FIG base a decision like this on the viewing habits of Americans.
> Now I know gymnastics is fairly popular in America, but the
> point is the popularity across the world is at least equal to if not
> outweighs completely the popularity in America alone. So why change
> the format of a world championships to cater for a minority audience when
> you could equally claim there were more popular sports in the world going
> on at the time of a gymnastic world championship.
It's certainly true that gymnastics is at least as popular, and probably
more, outside of the US, but I wonder if the issue is not how popular the
sport is where, but who is willing to pay the most money to televise
something, and my guess is that US TV pays the most. Scheduling
championships to accomodate them may be the best way for the FIG to get
its hands on the most cash.
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 14:38:51 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Worlds and Compulsories
I've gotten 3 or 4 copies of my message about the length of Worlds. If
others have too, I apologize, but I don't know why it happened. I
haven't re-sent it or anything.
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 13:26:26 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Worlds and TV
I think Adriana is possibly right on the mark when she said the FIG could
be catering to the American television networks, which DO pay the most (and
then provide the worst coverage - go figure). I heard somewhere that it was
because of American TV that the Winter and Summer Olympics got split up,
because no network could afford to cover both in one year. I personally enjoyed
having them both in the same year - it made them more special somehow - but if
the IOC is going to cave in to pressure from American TV, I could imagine
the FIG doing the same. And as Adriana said, it's not a question of popularity;
it all comes down to $$. Very sad in my opinion.
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 22:42:17 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: World Team Trials
Hey everyone, I was at Trials on Sunday, and they were great. Hmmm, I'm
not quite sure where to begin.
Kerri looked great. Her bars were in top shape, all her releases right
on, her pirouettes right on, and her dismount was nailed solid as usual.
Her routine was the same, I believe it was a full-out dismount. Her
vault, the half twisting Yurchenko, in usual Strug style, but with the
smallest step. Her new floor, opening with her double layout, slight
slight trouble on the landing. Barely anything. Front tumbling in her
second pass, a front handspring to front full, front layout? And she
ended with a tucked double back. And she rebounded out, very slightly,
with her stiff legged landing. Her western music is ok, it depends on
your taste. The choreography is good, but personally, I prefer her
previous routines. Not just in terms of music, but mainly the choreography.
And her beam, still dismounting with that tucked double. Her layout
layout sequence was nailed, but awfully sloppy. Gainer was solid,
everything else was good. Her back was bothering her considerably after
the meet, she was getting a good bit of attention, and even before the meet
ended, she was resting after floor, before her final event, beam. She
was doing a lot for her back, which of course is understandable.
Overall, a great meet for Kerri.
Dom was solid, her vaults, 1 1/2 twisting Yurchenko, are much improved.
Little step or hop, but much, much better, in terms of form as well.
Bars were good, same routine. Same floor, her tumbling was strong and
stuck, but not the best I've seen her do. And beam, ooooh, beam. A
slight wobble after the three layout sequence. then came her punch
front. Big, big, big problems. Almost off, everyone was holding their
breath. Very uncharacteristic mistakes, I was very surprised. Still,
she's human, and overall, looked good at the meet.
I'm soooooo impressed with Amy Chow. Man, is she one to look out for.
Her floor music stopped after her first tumbling pass, but she kept on
going. Did a wonderful job, and the crowd helped her along with clapping
and cheering throughout the whole routine. She nailed her first two passes,
came up short on her triple twist dismount. The biggest ovation of the
night, and she was very happy. It was wonderful, probably the highlight
of the meet. Her bars, wonderful. Great releases, great work. Stuck that
double double. Her beam, slight wobble on her standing full, but
otherwise, terrific. STill doing the piked front with a half on vault, but it
looked terrific. Wonderful meet for Amy, a take notice performance, really.
Larissa looked great, she fell on her Milosovici mount on beam, but she
came back strong. Bars were good, good releases, good dismount. NOrmal.
Floor was great, strong arabian double back. Vault was fairly good, the
half twisting Yurchenko, I don't have much recollection of how she
usually is on vault, but it was good, nothing spectacular, but decent.
Amanda looked great. Her vault is her weakest event, and it showed here,
but she has her 10.0 vault, and she's getting better. Bars, terrific,
same routine, just a small step on her double front. Floor, gorgeous
arabian double back, the rest was good, very clean, same routine. Beam,
normal, strong, the slightest of wobbles.
Jaycie Phelps was terrific, another one to look out for, she's solid, a
lot of difficulty, a consistent performer. Beautiful, terrific style.
For as young as she is, it's very impressive, her poise and maturity.
All four routines were solid, nothing too spectacular, but clean. Really
great gymnast, solid team performer, and a lot to offer.
And finally, Kara Frye, don't know much about her, don't have much to
make reference to, but she was solid, and clean, and that's what it took
to make the team. She's good, and she does have a pleasing style.
Some others there, I'm very impressed with Amanda Curry, she looks like
she has a lot of great potential. Terrible meet for Kristin McDermott,
fall on every event but I believe floor. Fell and touched down on both
vault, really, just a disappointing meet for Kristin. Summer Reid, Sarah
B., Ashley Kever, many had disappointing breaks. If you have any
specific questions, just ask, and I'll do my best to help out.
Overall, it was a good meet, we didn't look quite as sharp as I was
hoping for, but we looked great. Hopefully by worlds, we'll be peaked
and ready to vie for that medal. I can see much much potential in this
team, and in announcing the team, they announced Shannon as a member of it,
in teh number two spot. And they announced Kara Frye as the alternate
who stays in the US. Personally, I"m extremely pleased with the team, I
don't think we could have asked for more.
There was a short exhibition of Trent on high bar before teh meet began.
I missed taht because I was getting food, but everyone else there said he
was flawless. Toned down dismount of course, but the Kovaks was there,
all his releases were strong. And after the competition, Bart and Nadia
did a short exhibition on floor, p-bars, and beam. Nice, they really
blend well together.
The crowd was ok, they were really great with AMy's floor. And they
were all looking for Shannon. And many were looking for a glimpse of Kim
in the stands, which we didn't find. The kids looooove Shannon, man, do
they look up to her.
Everyone feel free to ask any questions, I don't know what kind of job I
did in this review, if you want more details on anything, just ask!
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 18:39:41 -0700 (MST)
Subject: World Team Trials
What did Borden vault at trials? Not the Yurtchenko 1/2 I
hope... I hope she has learned how to land it elsewhere than on her head...
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 21:09:43 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: World Team Trials (PR)
Press Releases from USA Gymnastics:
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM SELECTED AT NATIONSBANK
WOMENs GYMNASTICS WORLD TEAM TRIALS
October 16, 1994
The top six gymnasts from the NationsBank World Team Trials, along
with 1994 World Champion Shannon Miller, have qualified to the
1994 World Championships Team. The Trials took place in Richmond, VA,
at the Richmond Coliseum.
1994 National Champion Dominique Dawes from Silver Springs, MD, led
the competition. She was followed by Kerri Strug from Tucson, Ariz.,
who came back from a strained back. In third place was Amanda
Borden from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Although Miller did not compete in the trials, her score from the
1994 Coca-Cola National Championships remained in the top five,
therefore, according to the selection procedures, she qualified
to compete at World Championships.
Dawes commented, _I was really glad for today. I know what problem
areas I have to work for the World Championships._
Strug who was unable to compete at the 1994 Coca-Cola
National Championships due to a strained back came back strong with
her second-place finish. _I am very happy that I made the World Team!
I had a break and got nervous, but I am happy,_ said Strug.
Borden, the third-ranked member of the womens Senior National
Team, stated her goal for the Team World Championships, saying, _I
want to help the USA win a gold medal, and I want to have the best
meet of my life._
Chow, who will compete in her first World Championships, exclaimed,
_I am very happy and excited. I knew it was a possibility that I
would make the World Team. I hope to go out and have fun and do well
Phelps, a first-time Senior National Team member and the youngest
member of the World Championships team at age 15, said, _I am
very excited. My goal was to make the World Team. I want to go and
Fontaine, who finished 17th all-around at her first individual
World Championships in April, explained, _I am really happy. I have
a lot of work to do before World Championships. I am ready to
prepare for Germany._
Seven athletes comprise the womenUs team which will compete at the
1994 Team World Championships in Dortmund, Germany, November 15-20.
The mens team was selected at the 1994 Coca-Cola National
1994 NationsBank World Team,, Trials
October 16, 1994
(Weighted... Comp. 60% / Opt. 40%0
1. Dominique Dawes 9.675 9.700 9.675 9.890 38.850
HillUs Angles 9.900 9.900 9.575 9.800 39.175
**Shannon Miller 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
** Weighted total 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
from 1994 National Championships 77.760
3. Kerri Strug 9.800 9.500 9.250 9.900 38.450
Gymnastics World 9.875 9.675 9.700 9.500 38.750
4. Amanda Borden 9.450 9.200 9.675 9.825 38.150
Cincinnati Gym 9.700 9.700 9.525 9.850 38.775
5. Amy Chow 9.450 9.725 9.425 9.475 37.975
West Valley 9.625 9.775 9.700 9.625 38.725
6. Jaycie Phelps 9.475 9.675 9.275 9.600 38.025
Cincinnati Gym 9.650 9.675 9.600 9.600 38.525
7. Larissa Fontaine 9.425 9.425 9.200 9.425 37.475
Buffalo Grove 9.775 9.700 9.150 9.625 38.250
8. Kara Fry 9.300 9.350 9.200 9.500 37.350
Parkettes 9.600 9.000 8.900 9.400 37.600
9. Kellee Davis 9.675 9.275 9.025 9.325 37.300
American Twisters 9.600 9.000 8.900 9.200 36.700
10. Summer Reid 9.225 8.975 8.900 9.250 36.350
Flips Gymnastics 9.400 8.975 9.600 9.300 37.275
11. Ashley Kever 9.200 9.350 9.100 9.075 38.725
Capital Gymnastics 9.300 8.850 9.150 9.200 73.270
12. Kristin McDermott 9.300 9.400 8.600 9.625 36.925
Parkettes 9.025 8.575 8.950 9.350 35.900
13. Amanda Currt 9.075 8.900 8.400 9.250 35.625
Cypress Academy 9.525 9.125 9.150 9.475 37.275
14. Jenni Beathard 9.000 9.350 8.150 9.000 35.500
BrownUs Gymnastics 9.350 9.175 9.525 9.325 37.375
15. Sarah Balogach 8.525 8.875 9.100 9.350 35.850
Parkettes 9.550 8.775 9.350 9.075 36.750
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 1994 21:03:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: world trials
anyone have any news on the
results at World trials? All I know is that
Dawes won comp. and Strug was second...if anyone knows please post
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