GYMN-L Digest - 21 Nov 1995

There are 5 messages totalling 88 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Catania Cup
  2. Bogie & 90 Euros
  3. Society's reaction to the death of an athlete
  4. Grinkov dying & '95 Worlds Results
  5. Korbut tricks


Date:    Wed, 22 Nov 1995 10:59:00 +1100
From:    ***@A2.ABC.NET.AU
Subject: Re: Catania Cup

    I met Chen Cuiting at China Cup in 1993. It was her first time
    judging at an International event - she received her FIG brevet in
    the Chinese FIG course at the beginning of that year. She is a lovely
    girl, and also an excellent judge - she topped the Chinese course.

    She was studying Commerce, or Economics at university at the time.



Date:    Tue, 21 Nov 1995 20:00:01 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Bogie & 90 Euros

Rachele writes:

>Beth is completely right, but I just wanted to point out that Boginskaya did
sweep the gold medals at the 1990 European Championships, which is arguably
as much of a feat as if she had swept it at Worlds.

There was still no team competition.  Why don't the organizers of these meets
have someone that knows something about gymnastics write up the bios?


Date:    Tue, 21 Nov 1995 20:09:48 -0500
From:    ***@GROVE.IUP.EDU
Subject: Society's reaction to the death of an athlete

I thought of this when hearing the news reports on the death of skating star
Sergi Grinkov(sp?). Every news report I heard mentioned that there weren't any
drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of death.

Why is it that as a society, we assume that when an athlete dies at an early
age that that person has had a drug or alcohol over dose? This is the
impression that I got from the broadcast. Please tell me if there is something
to my line of reasoning, because my family tells me that I'm nuts.



Date:    Tue, 21 Nov 1995 20:42:32 CDT
From:    ***@ASNTSU.ASN.NET
Subject: Grinkov dying & '95 Worlds Results

I know I must sound like the most culturally isolated person on this
earth, but could someone kindly update me or provide more information
on exactly what happened to Grinkov and/or an address to send a sympathy
card to Gordeyeeva and family. I think the whole thing is very sad
since they were so young and just recently coming to the country. I know
this is a gymnastics mailing list but also skatefans-l people monitor
this list and if you want to email me privately I would be glad to
hear more. Also, if someone could give a quick review of top three
results for the '95 Worlds, I would appreciate it greatly. I lost net
access during the worlds and had all my gymn digests deleted because my
account overloaded. I don't have cable and I have never received an
issue of IG although I sent in my check six months ago. I also don't
have WWW access very easily. Thanks in advance. Hawaii


Date:    Tue, 21 Nov 1995 20:57:33 CDT
From:    ***@ASNTSU.ASN.NET
Subject: Korbut tricks

Korbut did two variations on a layout back salto. On beam she did a
back flip to a sitting position with no twist. I think she introduced
this after the '72 Olympics, it wasn't in her gold medal performance.
A Rulfova is a Korbut with a full-twist which was pioneered by Jana
Rulfova in the early '80's. I think she was the '83 World Beam champ.
shushanova also picked up on this trick and really made it famous.
On bars from the top bar, she would swing to a crouching position and
then do a layout back salto. Moukhina did indeed perform this trick with
a full twist, I know she did this at the '78 Worlds, I don't know if she
did this at the '77 Europeans where she and Comaneci shared the bars
title. Hope this helps.


End of GYMN-L Digest - 21 Nov 1995