GYMN-L Digest - 18 Apr 1996 - Special issue

There are 13 messages totalling 721 lines in this issue.

Topics in this special issue:

  1. USAG Worlds Web Page
  2. USAG Congress
  3. Cuba at worlds
  4. media bashing on GYM  (long)
  5. Vault at Wolrds: MAG
  6. Dumb question re Worlds
  7. GYMN-L Collegiate Update v. 1, no. 28
  8. Worlds: Reuters Photos
  9. Worlds FIG/WTC Tie Breaking!
 10. Joan Ryan's backround?
 11. FIG Release: 10 Women to Compete Bars Final!
 12. Worlds: Women's Semi-Finals Results
 13. Worlds: Men's Semi-final Results


Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 05:50:00 MDT
From:    ***@RMII.COM
Subject: USAG Worlds Web Page

Results, Press Releases (with quotes from the US Athletes), USA Athletes
Bios, etc regarding Worlds
can be found on the USA web site at

Also, this page has a link to Grace's Worlds web page.  ;)



Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 09:22:23 EDT
From:    ***@PRODIGY.COM
Subject: Re: USAG Congress

There are several hotels 30-40 minutes north of Boston on Route 1 (I-
95). These are probably a lot cheaper than the hotels in Boston are.
This highway also has several wonderful restaurants as well as your
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prices etc. I would be more than happy to check and let you know.
Please e-mail me!

Don wanted to know about weather!!  Well it should be around high
70's-80's but being New England you never can tell.  It could be cool
or HOT.



Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 13:09:56 -0400
From:    ***@BBS.CINCOS.NET
Subject: Cuba at worlds

I've been reviewing the preliminary results from worlds (both men and women)
and what I'm most suprised and impressed by is Cuba.  They qualified quite a
few gymnasts to semi-finals some of them even in the top three.  I've never
really seen Cuba truly contend at worlds, I  remember at Sabae the men
didn't even send a full team.  Maybe the fact that the worlds are being held
closer to them  allowed them, financially,  to send full teams and have a
better chance to do well  or maybe since they knew   worlds were going to be
held in South America  they prepared better.  Whatever the reason, I am
truly impressed.



Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 14:00:42 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: media bashing on GYM  (long)

> IT IS NOT THE ONLY SIDE OF THE SPORT!!!! *wonders a little bit  about
journalism >and why they take a yellow journalism approach  to gymnastics*
-----Michael's response:
>I feel that there has been a bit too much journalism/media bashing as of
late in regards >to gymnastics. The goal of journalism (I am one) is to
provide the most balanced view >possible. Granted, we as journalists do not
always succeed, but my guess would be >that most of us do. There will always
be bad apples in my business, such as tabloid >magazines and the like, but
don't let some inadequate reporting on the parts of a few >ruin the attitude
about the rest of the media. Whenever you see a talk show or news >program,
there will always be a little personal slant thrown in, even if but
unconciously; >we are only human, and we do make mistakes.    I feel that we
as the media have >done a good job in reporting gymnastics events. We may not
always attain that goal >because every journalist is different, but we do
try. --Michael :)

Sorry Mike, I know you intend well, but I think I think your defense of
Journalists re: Oprah's show was a little off.  Its very much like cops
covering up cops on the take. The Oprah show was a hit piece designed to
cripple a sport.  Did you notice the CNN headline story last night?  OPRAHS
show on Mad Cow desease caused a CRASH in beef futures.  Now, think for a many people who buy/sell beef futures are watching OPRAH?  Well,
when club owners, coaches and families who are desparately building booster
clubs and fundraisers so they can afford to let their kids  go to regional
and national competitions if they earn it have to defend the sport from
Oprahs trashing, it costs plenty.  Oprahs reach is staggering.  In an olympic
year, clubs should be reaping the rewards of their cumulative efforts.

Run with me now, as a journalist: Where was the investigative reporting of
Joan Ryan's background and possible motives for the book?  Why did they key
in on the penetration of eating disorders and "abuse" (WHOSE definition:
abuse?...certainly not the gymnasts on stage was it?) in one sport which has
a sparkling image compared to other sports?  Why was there no effort to
contrast the incidence of "abuse" with those that occur in other sports or
non-sport areas?  Where was the contrast of what these kids might be doing
were they not in the gym?   Where were the statistics of the percentage of
Gymnasts with arrest records, contrasted to, say, football, basketball (M&W),
and, say, track and field?  What about comparisons of academic performance of
these young girls... compared to non-sport participants?  Drug use
comparisons?  How many of them have EVER been kicked out of school?   There
are as many good, heavyweight topics to blend and contrast Joan Ryan's
material and REALLY make a hot debate based on fact...but, they were not
looking for those were they?  Because they SET OUT to slam the sport.  Here's
the reality check:

Some people just cannot allow anyone to rise above the pack.  It removes
their power to make huge new victim classes that can cite competition as evil
and destructive and promote social progrmas to mandate "fairness" of the
masses--preferably in government funded programs where certain ideas of
society can be burned into their little psychs' minds before someone teaches
them how to plan, relate consistantly focused hard work to
better-tan-expected results, prioritize and make "hard choice" decisions such
as a meeting daily commitments or shirking the commitment to steal off  to
the movies with the 19 year old gangbanger on the corner....etc.  Oprah's was
an agenda program; pure tabloid YELLOW journalism with a professionals polish
to hide the green slime of jealousy oozing from it.  Do you understand my
(Oprah show:Beef Futures) connection then to the irrevocable damage Oprah's
Little girls in Pretty Boxes show  has done to private clubs? Depending on
the local media spins, some clubs will see their prospective new athletes
down by 15 to 30 % when they should be up 50% in an olympic year.

Enough already. The points been made...I really wish these "journalists" saw
themeselves in the mirror when shave or put their make-up on every morning



Date:    Tue, 16 Apr 1996 05:43:21 PDT
From:    ***@AMDAHL.CO.ZA
Subject: Vault at Wolrds: MAG

Does anyone know if the South African vaulter at Wolrds got the vault he did
named after him. I heard something about it on the sports news, but obviously
they didn't know much about it. They tried to explain it but it didn't make
sense. The guy's surname is Hutchins. Does anyone know any other South
African results?
Thanks anyway, Helen.


Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 12:47:29 -0600
From:    ***@RMI.NET
Subject: Dumb question re Worlds

" And, whoa!  I see four US names (Chow, Phelps, Dawes, Powell).  I thought we
" were only sending three!?!
" Set me straight, folks...!  This Event Worlds thing has got me a little
" confused...


I think all of your other questions have been answered except for this
one.  The USA was always intending to send 4 girls.  One spot was for
Dominique Moceanu who qualified to the team by virtue of winning an
event medal at the '95 Worlds.  The other three were from the US
Classic (top three optionals).  However, since Moceanu declined her
invitation to be on the team, they went to the 4th ranked gymnast in
optionals and that was Kristy Powell.



Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 12:09:11 -0700
Subject: GYMN-L Collegiate Update v. 1, no. 28

                      GYMN-L's Collegiate Update
                           Volume 1, no. 28
                             Apr. 17, 1996


1. Southeast Regional Report (W)
2. West Regional Report (W)


    *****Item number 1.28.1*****

From: ***
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 1996 22:07:41 -0400
Subject: Southeast Regional Report (W)

Georgia wins as beam scares UF, kills Kentucky

     Beam, which often decides who wins or loses a meet, did something far
more significant at the NCAA Women's Southeast Regionals in Gainesville,
    It killed Kentucky's season.
    And it nearly ended Florida's season, too.
    Neither team counted a fall on beam. In fact, both teams had what they
considered very good nights on beam. But the judging on beam was the
toughest any of the teams had seen this year. How tough?
     Georgia, the country's number-one ranked team coming into regionals,
had no falls on beam but scored just a 48.600. Florida also had no falls
on beam, yet scored only a 48.5. And Kentucky counted no falls but earned
only a 47.650. (By contrast, Kentucky averaged 48.75 on its three other
    The Bulldogs of Georgia went on to win the meet with a 196.950, and
Florida was in second, earning a 195.375. Kentucky earned a 193.925,
followed by Towson (192.650), West Virginia (191.875), North Carolina
State (191.875)  and Maryland (189.900).
    When the meet was over, coaches in the after-meet party quietly
remarked that the tough beam scores kept Kentucky from qualifying to
nationals, and Florida was well aware that had they had another fall and
break on beam, they would not have advanced to nationals for the first
time ever.
    None of the coaches would comment publicly about the beam scores.
    Winning the beam title were the only two gymnasts to crack a 9.8 on
that event. Florida's Kristen Guise and Georgia's Lori Strong each scored
a 9.825.  Strong tied with teammate Leah Brown at 9.975 to take the bars
    Brown then turned around and won the floor title with a 9.925 (and a
whopping, skyscraping piked full-in). The vault title went to Gator
Freshman Susan Hines, who threw a perfect piked handspring-front to earn
her first-ever 10.00 (and the only 10.00 in the competition).
    The all-around title went to Strong at 39.600.
    Three-time defending national champion Jenny Hansen of Kentucky would
have won the all-around if she had not fallen on beam. But when the meet
was over, the all-around title and her qualifying to nationals was not on
her mind.
    Through near tears, Hansen, a senior, spoke quietly of her hope of her
team qualifying to nationals.
    "I've been to nationals three years by myself," she said, slowly
looking down. "It's lonely up there. I don't like being alone. I hope to
God my team makes it."


    *****Item number 1.28.2*****

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996
From: Kathy W
Subject: West Regional Report (W)

        The whole country waited with baited breath for the results
of the Western Regional Championships.  The excitement grew through
 the evening as the results rolled eastward from the Central,
Midwest and West Regionals.  Ultimately, the twelve top teams would
make the cut for Nationals.  Louisiana State in the Central Region,
Arizona State in the Midwest Region and Kentucky in the Southeastern
 Region sat precariously close to the bubble.  The final results
found three universities from the West ousting LSU, Kentucky and
Pac-10-mate Arizona State.
        In a tight meet that had UCLA and Oregon State entering
the last rotation in a dead heat at 146.225 each, UCLA came out
victorious (195.45) with Oregon State (195.00) nipping at their
heels.  The Cinderella story of the evening was Stanford's strong
third place finish (194.70), which earned them the 11th slot
 at Nationals.  Quietly, consistently, strongly, the Stanford
Cardinals kept up a steady stream of strong routines.  It will
be the first time since 1992 that Stanford has qualified to Nationals.
        In the third rotation, the drama of the night began to emerge.
 OSU moved to bars, which is usually one of their strongest events,
but Regionals has that reputation of being the meet where the
unexpected happens.  Oregon had a disastrous bars set with two
falls and numerous breaks, which gave the lead to UCLA.   On beam,
Bruin Louisa Portacarrero's 9.875 earned her first place and helped
 bolster her team's lead.  Coming off strong bars and beam sets, UCLA
 had a lead of .35 as the teams moved to their third event.
        As Oregon State moved to beam and UCLA to floor, the Beavers
gritted their teeth, dug in and tenaciously built their way back up.
They attacked the beam with grace and confidence averaging 9.775 per
routine to move even with the UCLA Bruins.  Meanwhile on floor, Bruin
Leah Homma had an uncharacteristic fall on her double-pike.  Undaunted,
 the Bruins showed their depth by averaging a 9.705 per routine.
        So the last rotation started with UCLA and Oregon State in a
dead heat.  UCLA headed for vault while Oregon strutted their stuff
on floor.  Every routine was critical.  Oregon had put a great beam
set between themselves and bars.  Their confidence was high as they
took the floor totally pumped.  The Beaver gave strong and dynamic
performances with scores averaging 9.745.  However, over on vault,
the Bruins were clawing their way to the top.  Their first vaulter
up scored a 9.65 and the scores kept rising from there.  The meet
came down to the last two gymnasts.  Leah Homma hit her front pike
for a 9.925.  That edged the Bruins into the lead over Oregon by
.175.  Teammate Dee Fisher held the meet in her hands.  She dug
down deep and hit the front pike vault of her life for the only
10.00 of the entire competition.  Later Dee Fisher commented that
the vault felt like the best she had ever done.  She felt honored
to earn a ten a be on a par with other gymnasts that she admires,
especially former Bruin Kareema Marrow.  Kareema was at the side-
lines to share in the cheers and add to the many hugs Dee was given.
        With that final vault UCLA had successfully defended their
Western Regional Championship and upset #1 seed Oregon State.  UCLA
did this all without the aid of Stella Umeh.  Stella had some
discomfort from a fracture of a small bone in her foot, and, more
disabling, an inner ear infection that effected her balance.
Hopefully, Stella will be well recovered and joining her teammates
 in Alabama for Nationals.
        As the crowd waited for the final results, the UCLA and
Oregon State bands joined as one to entertain the crowd.  In the
end, UCLA placed first with 195.75 (9.7725 per routine), Oregon
second with 195.00 (9.75 per routine), and Stanford close behind
Oregon with 194.70 (9.735 per routine).  As the averages show, it
 was a close and dramatic competition that literally hung "in the
balance".  One fall or a couple of wobbles, and it would be a
different story.  University of Washington (193.35) hung in there
for fourth place.  Boise State was fifth with a 192.25.  Sixth
place went to Cal-State Fullerton (191.45).  Cal-Berkeley lost senior
Sirinda Sincharoen to an ankle injury in the pre-meet warm-up.  They
had to replace her at the last moment on three events.  They never
quite recovered and ended up in seventh place (191.25).
        Returning to the Cinderella story of the evening the
Cardinals came into the meet ranked 19th in the nation.  They
had an outstandingly consistent performance to garner the 11th
slot at Nationals.  Going into the last rotation with only a .20
lead over the Washington Huskies, the Cardinals needed a strong
bar set to keep 3rd place.  When third-up, Misty Moore, fell, the
team took it in stride and kept their focus.  Coach Lisa Izzi said
afterward that before the meet they had discussed the possibility of
 mistakes and how they would deal with them.  They hit a remarkable
bar set of 49.075 (average - 9.815) to charge to a strong third place
 finish and a coveted berth at Nationals.  Obviously, the team dealt
with this set back well, proving their right to be at the NCAA
Championships.  In her first year as Head Coach, Lisa Izzi has
proved herself confident and capable by taking the team from last
year's 15th place to their first appearance at Nationals since 1992.
        When Coach Izzi knew that the Cardinals would be flying to
Alabama, she reported from Cloud Nine that "We believed that we could
 go to Alabama before we walked on the floor.  We just had to prove it
 to everyone else."  This has been a year of major transitions and
newness for the program so she wanted to express her gratitude for a
 great staff of coaches, trainers and doctors that kept the team
strong and healthy.  As a small team (9 gymnasts) everyone is
critical to their success.  As she is just building her program,
Coach Izzi feels especially lucky to have a young team that will
get a taste of high level competition.  As a former University of
Utah gymnast herself (and national floor champion), Coach Izzi is
not a stranger to high level competition.  When asked how she will
feel going up against her old coach and mentor, Greg Marsden, she
remarked that he was one of the first people to call and congratulate
 her.  She learned from her experience at Utah how to approach a
competition, she plans to focus on the team and keep building the
excitement from event to event.
        UCLA's Coach Valerie Condos expressed pride in her team.
She said they are a young team that kept her on her toes all season,
 but have managed to pull it all together at the right time.
Oregon State's Jim Turpin joked about the quirky falls and extra
swings during their bars set saying that he couldn't get angry over
it because the girls never gave up.  To quote Coach Turpin regarding
their ninth place entry into Nationals, "Maybe this way they won't
notice us and we can sneak up and bite them in the ass."
        In the individual honors for the evening, first place on
vault went to UCLA's Dee Fisher with her 10.00.  On bars, Heather
Bennett (OSU) was top Beaver with a 9.95.  On Beam it was Louisa
Portacarrero (UCLA), Megan Murphy (Oregon) and Keri Monahan
(Stanford) in a three-way tie for first each with 9.875.  On floor,
 UCLA's Amy Smith cleaned up with a 9.85.  In the all-around, leading
 the Cardinal surge with first and second rankings were Amy Murakami
(39.375) and Keri Monahan (39.15).  University of Washington Huskies,
 Tiffany Simpson (39.10) and Jaimie Stauffer (39.975) placed third
and fourth.

<***Editor's note: Many Stanford fans, myself included, bristle when the
team is called the Cardinals or the Cards.  As silly as it sounds, we are
the Cardinal; not a guy in a funny hat, not a bird, but a color.  Hey, if
Harvard and Cornell (our model school) can do it, so can we.  And now back
to gymnastics....>


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Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 15:39:59 -0400
From:    ***@COQUI.NET
Subject: Worlds: Reuters Photos

I'm doing a plug for the guys behind me in hopes of getting some of
their good photos for y'all.

I have some photos, mostly of Canadians including podium training, but
need to get them scanned in.  This is why the Web page looks so
barren.  So, for your immediate viewing pleasure...

Visit the REUTERS News pictures forum on Compuserve to see photos from
the competition here in San Juan.  There's already photos from last
night of Dominique Dawes and Jaycie Phelps.  Enter "GO REUTERS"
using WinCIM or MacCIM and browse the "Sports JPEGs" library.




Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 16:15:28 -0400
From:    ***@COQUI.NET
Subject: Worlds FIG/WTC Tie Breaking!

I was just handed a memo from FIG/Women's Technical Committee regarding the
Tie-breaking regulations for advancing to finals.

As you have seen, Jaycie Phelps (USA), Liu Xuan (CHN), and Kathleen Stark (GER)
for eighth on uneven bars with scores of 9.737.  Since WTC does not advance more
8 women to finals, the ties must be broken.

Based on combined preliminary qualification + semi-final score, China's Liu Xuan
will be the eighth finalist.  She placed first yesterday with 9.825.  She
a combination of giant full = giant full - one-arm giant - one-arm Gienger.
one-arm elements were a bit messier than yesterday's, plus she took a small step
the landing of her double layout dismount.

There are 2 other rules to break the tie and the 4th rule is allows all gymnasts
compete should the first 3 rules fail to break the tie.

As far as I know, so far, this does not apply to the men's finalists.




Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 16:53:33 EDT
Subject: Joan Ryan's backround?

Since I do NOT want to start up another round of discussion on
this subject, could someone please email me privately if they know
anything about Ms. Ryan's backround?  After hearing her contentions
for so long, I am curious if she has gymnastic or journalistic


ps GO USA!


Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 23:14:20 -0400
From:    ***@COQUI.NET
Subject: FIG Release: 10 Women to Compete Bars Final!



18TH APRIL 1996

The FIG wishes to announce an official modification to the finals list
Women's Uneven Bars Finals for the competition scheduled Friday, 19th
April 1996.

During the Women's Technical Committee review of the results, it was
determined that 2 gymnasts received inappropriate start values.

To be fair to all the gymnasts who were already declared as the
for Uneven Bars, the FIG Executive Committee has approved 2 additional
competitors for the event.

The new list of the finalist is as follows:

Order  Name                Fed

  1    MILOSOVICI Lavinia  ROM
  2    LIU Xuan            CHN
  4    CHORKINA Svetlana   RUS
  5    SEVERINO Isabelle   FRA
  6    DAWES Dominique     USA
  7    PHELPS Jaycie       USA
  8    PISKUN Yelena       BLR
  9    TEZA Elvire         FRA
 10    SHEREMETA Lioubov   UKR

Federation Internationale de Gymnastique
Norbert Bueche
Secretary General


Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 23:19:40 -0400
From:    ***@COQUI.NET
Subject: Worlds: Women's Semi-Finals Results

Women's Semi-finals Results
April 18, 1996


 1 Simona Amanar            ROM 9.831
 2 Annia Portuondo          CUB 9.749
 3 Gina Gogean              ROM 9.743
 4 Svetlana Khorkina        RUS 9.662
 5 Yureisis Bermudes Leyva  CUB 9.643
 6 Elisabeth Valle          ESP 9.631
 7 Vasiliki Tsavdaridou     GRE 9.612
 8 Joana Juarez             ESP 9.568

 9 Svetlana Zelepukina      UKR 9.537
10 Anna Mirgorodskaya       UKR 9.518
11 Adrienn Varga            HUN 9.506
11 Roza Galieva             RUS 9.506
13 Alena Polozkova          BLR 9.268
14 Shanyn MacEachern        CAN 9.149
15 Amy Chow                 USA 9.125
16 Kathleen Stark           GER 8.793

 1 Svetlana Khorkina        RUS 9.825
 2 Dominique Dawes          USA 9.800
 3 Elena Piskun             BLR 9.762
 4 Elvire Teza              FRA 9.750
 4 Isabellle Severino       FRA 9.750
 4 Lyubov Sheremeta         UKR 9.750
 4 Anna Mirgorodskaya       UKR 9.750
 8 Kathleen Stark           GER 9.737
 8 LIU Xuan                 CHN 9.737
 8 Jaycie Phelps            USA 9.737

11 Simona Amanar            ROM 9.725
12 Lavinia Milosovici       ROM 9.662
13 Vasiliki Tsavdaridou     GRE 9.650
14 Alena Polozkova          BLR 9.512
15 Dina Kochetkova          RUS 9.250
16 Mercedes Pacheco         ESP 9.212


 1 Liu Xuan                 CHN 9.887
 2 Dina Kochetkova          RUS 9.862
 3 Jaycie Phelps            USA 9.837
 4 Gina Gogean              ROM 9.800
 5 Dominique Dawes          USA 9.787
 6 Alexandra Marinescu      ROM 9.737
 7 Vasiliki Tsavdaridou     GRE 9.700
 8 Mercedes Pacheco         ESP 9.687

 9 Soraya Carvalho          BRA 9.600
10 Roza Galieva             RUS 9.462
11 Alena Polozkova          BLR 9.275
11 Kui Yuanyuan             CHN 9.275
13 Elena Piskun             BLR 9.250
14 Elisabeth Valle          ESP 8.787
15 Leyanet Gonzalez         CUB 8.550
16 Ruth Moniz               AUS 8.100


 1 Gina Gogean              ROM 9.812
 2 Kui Yuanyuan             CHN 9.800
 3 Lavinia Milosovici       ROM 9.787
 4 Roza Galieva             RUS 9.762
 4 Ludivine Furnon          FRA 9.762
 6 Lyubov Sheremeta         UKR 9.725
 7 Vasiliki Tsavdaridou     GRE 9.700
 8 Gemma Paz                ESP 9.650

 9 Annia Portuondo          CUB 9.587
10 Annika Reeder            GBR 9.562
11 Joana Juarez             ESP 9.537
11 Kristy Powell            USA 9.537
13 Olga Kozevnikova         KAZ 9.450
14 Dina Kochetkova          RUS 9.425
15 Anna Mirgorodskaya       UKR 9.012
16 Kyriaki Firinidou        GRE 8.900


Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 23:25:12 -0400
From:    ***@COQUI.NET
Subject: Worlds: Men's Semi-final Results

1996 World Gymnastics Championships
Men's Semi-final Results
April 18, 1996


 1 Vitaly Scherbo           BLR 9.712
 2 Alexei Voropaev          RUS 9.687
 3 Grigory Misutin          UKR 9.675
 4 Ivan Ivankov             BLR 9.637
 4 Eugeni Podgorni          RUS 9.637
 6 Ivan Ivanov              BUL 9.612
 7 Thierry Aymes            FRA 9.587
 7 Sergei Fedorchenko       KAZ 9.587

 9 Jordan Jovtchev          BUL 9.562
10 Kris Burley              CAN 9.537
11 Ioannis Melissandidis    GRE 9.500
12 Diego Lizardi            PUR 9.425
13 Magnus Rosengren         SWE 9.275
14 LI Bo                    CHN 9.225
15 Steve McCain             USA 9.200
16 Francisco Lopez          MEX 8.925

(Valeri Belenki scratched)


 1 Pae Gil Su               PRK 9.812
 2 Li Donghua               SUI 9.787
 3 Alexei Nemov             RUS 9.700
 4 Patrice Casimir          FRA 9.675
 4 Grigory Misutin          UKR 9.675
 6 Ivan Ivankov             BLR 9.662
 7 Eric Poujade             FRA 9.637
 8 Kim Hyon Il              PRK 9.625

 9 Andreas Wecker           GER 9.612
10 Catalin Mircan           AUT 9.462
11 Csaba Fajkusz            HUN 9.125
12 Eric Lopez               CUB 8.950
13 Zoltan Supola            HUN 8.925
14 Vitaly Scherbo           BLR 8.850
15 Alexei Voropaev          RUS 8.225
16 Dmitri Rybalko           KAZ 8.200


 1 Yuri Chechi              ITA 9.775
 2 Ivan Ivankov             BLR 9.725
 3 Damian Merino            CUB 9.712
 3 Szilveszter Csollany     HUN 9.712
 5 Dan Burinca              ROM 9.700
 6 Jordan Jovtchev          BUL 9.650
 6 Chris Lamorte            USA 9.650
 8 Alexei Voropaev          RUS 9.600

 9 Andreas Wecker           GER 9.587
 9 Alexei Demianov          CRO 9.587
11 Grigory Misutin          UKR 9.550
12 Valeri Belenki           GER 9.550
12 Rustam Charipov          UKR 9.550
14 Sergio Alvarino          ESP 9.512
14 Andrei Kan               BLR 9.512
16 Wang Xunn                CHN 9.500
17 Diego Lizardi            PUR 9.450


 1 Yeo Hong-Chul            KOR 9.850
 2 Alexei Nemov             RUS 9.800
 3 Andrea Massucchi         ITA 9.750
 4 Alexei Voropaev          RUS 9.662
 5 Vitaly Scherbo           BLR 9.650
 5 Sergei Fedorchenko       KAZ 9.650
 7 Valeri Belenki           GER 9.575
 7 Zoltan Supola            HUN 9.575
 7 Dieter Rehm              SUI 9.575

10 Cho Seong-Min            KOR 9.562
10 Grigory Misutin          UKR 9.562
12 Thierry Aymes            FRA 9.550
12 Masanori Suzuki          JAP 9.550
14 Magnus Rosengren         SWE 9.475
15 Abel Driggs Santos       CUB 9.275
16 Eric Lopez               CUB 9.225


 1 Valeri Belenki           GER 9.700
 1 Ivan Ivankov             BLR 9.700
 3 Alexei Nemov             RUS 9.687
 3 Rustam Charipov          UKR 9.687
 5 Vitaly Scherbo           BLR 9.675
 6 Ivan Ivanov              BUL 9.587
 7 Pae Gil Su               PRK 9.575
 8 Jung Jin-Soo             KOR 9.562

 9 Deyan Peytchev           BUL 9.537
 9 Yuri Chechi              ITA 9.537
11 Steve McCain             USA 9.525
12 Richard Ikeda            CAN 9.512
12 Jesus Carballo           ESP 9.512
14 Igor Korbobchinski       UKR 9.373
15 Alexei Dimimitrienko     KAZ 9.000
16 Andreas Wecker           GER 8.975


 1 Aljaz Pegan              SLO 9.725
 2 Vitaly Scherbo           BLR 9.712
 3 Jesus Carballo           ESP 9.675
 3 Sergei Fedorchenko       KAZ 9.675
 5 Krasimir Dounev          BUL 9.662
 6 Chainey Umphrey          USA 9.650
 7 Zoltan Supola            HUN 9.600
 8 Richard Ikeda            CAN 9.550

 9 Eric Poujade             FRA 9.525
10 Bill Roth                USA 9.487
11 Cheng Liang              CHN 9.475
12 Csaba Fajkusz            HUN 9.400
13 Andreas Wecker           GER 8.975
14 Alan Nolet               CAN 8.750
15 Alexei Voropaev          RUS 8.525
16 Jari Monkkonen           FIN 8.225
17 Ivan Ivankov             BLR 7.450


End of GYMN-L Digest - 18 Apr 1996 - Special issue