GYMN-L Digest - 14 Nov 1995

There are 4 messages totalling 84 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Doni Thompson
  2. Doni out
  3. Doni Thompson - out?
  4. Olympics


Date:    Tue, 14 Nov 1995 21:48:25 -0500
Subject: Doni Thompson

I remember them saying on the NBC Broadcast of 1995 Nationals that she
had been pouting and the coaches had been ignoring her during the
workouts.  I guess I figured that was her response to injury and fatigue
after the summer of intense training and thought she would be much
happier when she found the work was worth it (making the world team).  If
it is true that she really has decided to leave for good, it will be a
great loss to the sport-she had a unique style and fun personality that
were fun to watch.  Does anyone know how the Forsters and the Aeriels
team have reacted?  Was it an expected or sudden departure?


Date:    Tue, 14 Nov 1995 21:32:11 -0600
Subject: Doni out

I was rather surprised about this fact, too. I hope that there will be an IG
article about this so she can tell us why? It would be interesting.


P.S. Two days till Atlanta.


Date:    Tue, 14 Nov 1995 21:37:05 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Doni Thompson - out?

On November 14, 1995, Cindy wrote:

>Yesterday, I was told she had made the decision to leave gymnastics
>for good.  She wasn't having fun with it anymore.

This *really* surprised me (as I'm sure it surprised a lot of people).  Could
it be that her back injury was more serious than it appeared? I guess
appearances can be deceiving, but, to me, she seemed to be the happiest
member of the U.S. World Team!  All I can say is that it must be something
pretty serious, considering that she is supposedly giving it up a mere 8
months from the Olympic Games, immediately after establishing herself as a
strong member of the U.S. team in Sabae.

I heard on T.V. several times that Doni always prayed every night to "help
make her Olympic dreams come true".  In addition, it is especially puzzling
since she just won her first national title a few months ago in New Orleans -
she really seemed to be coming into her own!

Of course, there is probably much more that went into this decision than any
of us is aware of.  I wish her all the best -- I will definitely miss her
elegant line and clean presentation, which helped to make her a tremendous
asset to the United States team!



Date:    Tue, 14 Nov 1995 22:47:40 -0500
From:    ***@YORKU.CA
Subject: Olympics

        I just got confirmation of my Olympic tickets today!  I have one
ticket for July 24ths AA (I can't remember if it's men's or women's)
confirmed, but the one for the 25 couldn't be confirmed in the price I
wanted, but I've been reserved a more expensive one.  My friend will be going
to rowing.
        I was wondering if there are any gymners living in that area who
would be willing to but up a couple of people for about a week at the games.
Or even camp out in your backyard?  I need to get moving with accomodations.
I didn't want to count my chickens before they hatched, but I guess they've
hatched now.  I'd be happy to pay for your troubles, maybe even cook for
        Anyway, I'm just excited to get my confirmation.  And I though the
Subway Meet was fun...


End of GYMN-L Digest - 14 Nov 1995