GYMN-L Digest - 22 Dec 1995 to 23 Dec 1995

There are 9 messages totalling 210 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. jewelry/Dawes
  2. Dominique Dawes - College Ineligibility....  One more time :-)
  3. Team USA to train in NC
  4. COACHES:  Lever position and Tumbltrak
  6. Spanish Men's team
  7. COACHES: Lever position and Tumbltrak
  8. Kerri Strug (2)


Date:    Fri, 22 Dec 1995 08:29:16 -0500
From:    ***@EAGLE.LHUP.EDU
Subject: Re: jewelry/Dawes

I have often wondered the jewelry question myself.  The FIG Code of
Points does have a section about this but the deduction is never taken
internationally.  I have seen it taken in the JO program.


> (1)  I noticed in the telecast of the Atlanta Invitational
> that a lot of the gymnasts were wearing necklaces.
> I had always been told that dangly jewelry was off-
> limits in competition.  What's up?  Any rules on this?
> (2)  Did anyone ever have an answer to the question of
> what Dominique Dawes did that made her ineligible for NCAA?
> Leotard endorsements?  Just curious.  And any peep from
> Shannon Miller on college plans (obviously not competition,
> but attendance?)  Is she finished high school yet?
> Happy holidays to all!
> --Mary Lynne


Date:    Fri, 22 Dec 1995 11:48:39 -0500
From:    ***@GOOFY.UMD.EDU
Subject: Dominique Dawes - College Ineligibility....  One more time :-)

Mary Lynne (and others) asked...

>(2)  Did anyone ever have an answer to the question of
>what Dominique Dawes did that made her ineligible for NCAA?
>Leotard endorsements?  Just curious.

When Dominique turned 18 she signed with an agent, Len Elmore.  This alone
makes her ineligible for a college scholarship.  She is currently enrolled at
the University of Maryland while she continues to train for the Olympics with
her coach, Kelli Hill,  As an aside, Kelli is an alumna of the University of
Maryland and was a member of their Women's Gymnastics Team under the current
coach, Bob Nelligan.

Dominique plans to attend Stanford after the Olympics.


Date:    Fri, 22 Dec 1995 13:03:07 EST
From:    ***@EOS.NCSU.EDU
Subject: Team USA to train in NC

Since so many foreign and U.S. Olympic teams are coming to train here in
the South before the Olympics next summer, I called NC Sports
Development to find out who was coming to NC and where they would be
training at.  N.C.S.D. sent me a map of all the training sites here, and
to my surprise, I saw that the gymn team will be training in Greensboro.
This was a surprise to me, and I LIVE here.  I had heard last summer
that China's gymn team would be training in Monroe (near Charlotte), but
it wasn't marked on the map I was sent.  Anyone know if they changed
training venues?  The lady I spoke with also said that they working with
several other countries, so maybe we'll be getting some more gymn teams.

We'll be having the Aussie and New Zealand track & field teams and
several Norwegian teams training here in Raleigh, as well.



Date:    Fri, 22 Dec 1995 19:20:48 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: COACHES:  Lever position and Tumbltrak

I was watching a training video, and the coach was having the girls reach as
far as possible when passing through the lever position into the handstand
position.  I thought the hands should be placed at the comfortable distance
from the feet as opposed to reaching past that position.  What is the reason
for this?

Also, does anyone have a Tumbltrak system?  How do you like it?  What all do
you use it for?  We are in the process of getting the funding to purchase one
and I am curious what others think and how it enhances the gymn training.



Date:    Fri, 22 Dec 1995 21:45:40 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM

I'm a gymnast and we have a tumble track at our gym and i would recommend it
to any gym. It can make the learning process of difficult tricks go by very
quick and you can virtually do anything on it. Theres a bar you can attach
that is great for handstand piroqueets and tkatchev drills. It's also great
if you have a hurt gymnast so they can train without stressing the injuried
part of their body.

   And for the question about putting your hands out so far on
handstands(sorry i earesed who wrote it) My coaches say that we do that to
help you open your hip and shoulder angles. it's accually very effective and
has helped alot of the gymnasts on our team in other skills and evelnts that
have that handstand position in it.



Date:    Fri, 22 Dec 1995 23:14:45 -0500
From:    ***@YORKU.CA
Subject: Spanish Men's team

        I was looking through the world's results in IG, and they
mentioned how Jesus Carballo from Spain did a back toss on PB that
dislocated before the release.
        I saw his name in the AA results, then tried to find the results
for the Spanish men's team.  They weren't listed in the team compeition,
and there were no Spanish men listed among the individual gymnasts
either.  Was this a huge oversight on IG's part?  Spain usually fields a
full men's team for worlds, and if Jesus competed in AA finals, he must
have qualified from prelims.  Does anyone know how the Spanish team (if
there was one) did?  Or if he was only an individual, did IG just
"forget" to include his prelim score?  If so, Glenn Sunby would be very


Date:    Fri, 22 Dec 1995 23:37:34 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: COACHES: Lever position and Tumbltrak

I am a Level 8 Optional gymnast that trains at the Las Vegas Flyers
Gymnastics Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I'm responding to the question
about a tumbltrak.  My gym just recently purchased one, and I absolutely love
it.  We use it for all kinds of things, but mostly to train harder skills
like double-backs, fulls, double fulls, ect.  We have a portable pit that we
placed at the end of the trak for softer landings.  It is definitely worth
purchasing!!!  Off the subject a bit, if there are any judges or coaches
reading this, could you please tell me how many tenths are taken off for
missing a "B" skill in Level 8? THANKS!!!



Date:    Fri, 22 Dec 1995 23:56:10 EST
Subject: Kerri Strug

To those who keep track of such things...Kerri Strug, who has been at Colorado
Aerials since early summer, has relocated to Karolyi's in Houston.  With Doni
Thompson's "retirement", this leaves Kristy Powell the remaining  "well known"
gymnast at Colorado Aerials.  Kerri remains on the team regardless of the gym
she is associated with.  An explanation of her move, coming from USA Gymnastics
is that "she is just checking it out."  I do know that she was scheduled to
workout one day last week at Brown's Houston Gym, but never showed up.



Date:    Sat, 23 Dec 1995 00:34:01 -0500
From:    ***@YORKU.CA
Subject: Re: Kerri Strug

        What did you mean when you said Kerri remains on the team
regardless of what gym she is with?
        I think world team member Theresa Kullikowksi should also count
as a well known Colorado Aerials gymnast.
        I'm sure Bela will be happy to have her back; I know he enjoyed
coaching her.  I've always been a big fan of Kerri's, and I feel she's
been underrated in the past, and still is.  She should easily have been
5th at Worlds.  I hope she makes AA again in Atlanta.  If anyone can get
her there, Bela can.  But what would a US Olympic team be without 3
Karolyi gymnasts on it?


End of GYMN-L Digest - 22 Dec 1995 to 23 Dec 1995