GYMN-L Digest - 23 Jan 1996 to 24 Jan 1996

There are 13 messages totalling 323 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Kodak Invitational/Boguinskaya
  2. Shannon Miller Book Review
  3. IG (2)
  4. Collegiate Updates
  5. GYMN-L Collegiate Update v.1, no.7 (Correction)
  6. Reese's Conference
  7. CBS and other things....
  8. Gymnastics Insider
  9. European calendar
 10. Aussie Olympic Team
 11. A History of Womens Gym
 12. Chinese Acrobat Abuse


Date:    Tue, 23 Jan 1996 07:57:36 EST
Subject: Kodak Invitational/Boguinskaya

The Kodak Invitational is the open (elite) session of the Peachtree Classic.
Whoever picks up the TV rights names it.  I think last year it was Kodak also,
and the year before it was Hilton.  The rest of the meet (it begins Friday) is
at the Cobb Galeria and will be level 8 thru 10 (I think).

Cypress will be there with a team (Andree' Pickens, Monica Flammer, Melinda
Baimbridge, Kaitie Dyson, and Kinsey Rowe).  Some of the other gyms are Dynamo,
Browns, Docksiders, Atlanta School of Gymnastics (Hosts), I believe a team or
two from Canada, maybe Mexico.  I have the list but, don't have time to check
them out right now.  The date of the telecast has not been determined.

In another episode of  "musical gymnasts" (like musical chairs).  Boguinskaya
has left Brown's and returned to Karolyi's, without Alexander Alexandrov.



Date:    Tue, 23 Jan 1996 07:06:10 -0800
From:    ***@NETCOM.COM
Subject: Shannon Miller Book Review

It's about time someone wrote a book about the winningest US gymnast in
history.  Krista Quiner's new book, "Shannon Miller: America's Most
Decorated Gymnast," is much in the style of her Zmeskal biography:
comprehensive, fact-filled, and easy to read.

With a forward by coach Steve Nunno, the book closely follows Shannon's
career, from her first steps in gymnastics to the 1995 World
Championships.  Miller's greatest international successes -- 1992
Barcelona Olympics, 1993 Birmingham Worlds, and 1994 Brisbane Worlds --
are covered in exhaustive detail.  I was disappointed that the book relies
so heavily upon "International Gymnast" for competition information; being
a subscriber to that magazine, I did not learn anything new, meet-wise,
from this book.  Thanks to quotes from her parents and coaches, though, we
are able to find out something about Miller's personal life:  her favorite
subject in high school was chemistry; her favorite store is The Limited
Too; and she is learning to play golf.  Most interesting, perhaps, is the
fact that the stalker incident is covered, and in detail.

The book has 26 pages of black-and-white photos, several factual errors
(for example, 1991 World UB champion Kim Gwang Suk is from North Korea and
not China), and ends with a prediction by Nunno:  "I think that Shannon's
going to be a two-time Olympian, and I believe that she is going to be a
two-time Olympic medalist."  Considering her talent, determination, and
love of the sport, it just might happen.

Shannon Miller:  America's Most Decorated Gymnast can be ordered directly
from the publisher by sending a check or money order for $13. 95 ($11.95 +
$2.00 shipping) (sorry, no phone orders) to:

THE BRADFORD BOOK COMPANY   P.O. Box 283   East Hanover, NJ 07936

NOTE:   NJ residents, please include 6% sales tax.
        For international air delivery, the shipping charge is $6.50.

Please write or call The Bradford Book Company at (201)884-7209 for
information regarding discounts on orders of five or more or to
obtain a complete listing of available gymnastics products.


Date:    Tue, 23 Jan 1996 10:41:58 -0400
From:    ***@VMS.CIS.PITT.EDU
Subject: IG

I am a new subscriber to IG and I was just wondering when I can expect to
receive the issue?  I am getting the Feb. issue and I wondered if it comes in
Jan, like most magazines or if it doesnt come until Feb???


Date:    Tue, 23 Jan 1996 10:08:55 CDT
From:    ***@PROCTR.CBA.UA.EDU
Subject: Re: Collegiate Updates

If anyone out there has info on Utah and Georgia meets, would you
please consider writing updates and sending them to Patrick Tower
(poser@LELAND.STANFORD.EDU) for the Collegiate Update.
I have had a lot of people e-mail me and ask if I knew how they were doing.



Date:    Tue, 23 Jan 1996 10:59:50 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: GYMN-L Collegiate Update v.1, no.7 (Correction)

Oops! Under the "Rocky Mountain Open Results" I wrote ...
>Apologies for any mispelled names. I changed the ones I knew were wrong
>(like "Jon McReedy"), but I assume there might still be errors in the ones I
>was unfamilar with.

and then ...
>1. Gary Deok (OTC) 9.65

Duh! I must have been asleep to miss this one. Of course it *should* be ...
"Gary Denk"




Date:    Tue, 23 Jan 1996 11:49:44 -0800
From:    ***@EFN.ORG
Subject: Re: Reese's Conference

>Hey Gymn friends,
>This Saturday, beginning at 10pm EST, I will be hosting a LIVE
>conference of the Reese's Cup in Portland!

This reminds me, I'm sure a lot of us will be going to the Reese's Cup, do
those gymners attending want to try to find a place and/or time to meet?  I
would love to put faces to some of your names!  You can email me privately
if you don't want to post this to gymn and I will keep the location and time.




Date:    Tue, 23 Jan 1996 13:30:06 -0800
From:    ***@IX.NETCOM.COM
Subject: CBS and other things....

can't beleive it. It's not fair I mean obviously these people have
never expierienced doing gymnastics or else they would know that
gymnastics is such a good thing and what you get out of it it
priceless. It's really a shame.
                    Also, awhile ago I was whatching the Rock and Roll
Figure Skating Challenge and Bela and Kurt Thomas were judges. As I
recall, Bela was a judge last year too for the same competition. In
case you're interested, Kristi Yamaguchi and Scott Hamilton won(he got
a perfect score on both of his performances)


Date:    Tue, 23 Jan 1996 19:36:07 -0500
From:    ***@UMICH.EDU
Subject: Gymnastics Insider

Ok.  Regarding the message I wrote about the Gymnastic Insider.  I found
the subscription form on the Gymn homepage under magazines.  It is $15
for a year subscription.


Date:    Tue, 23 Jan 1996 20:18:18 -0600
From:    ***@SASKNET.SK.CA
Subject: European calendar

Just wanted to pass along some info on upcoming international
meets in Europe in 1996.  (Thanks to Gymnastics Canada for
providing me with the info).

  March 2-3  Internationaux France Telecom (M/W/R)
             Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
             Paris, France

March 15-17  Tournier Der Meister (M & W)
             Fair hall Cottbus
             Cottbus, Germany

March 22-24  XIII Coupe de la Cite des Papes (W)
             Parc des Expositions de Chateaublanc
             Avignon, France

March 30-31  Hungarian International Championships (M & W)
             Budapest, Hungary

    May 3-5  Romanian International (M & W)
             Poliesti, Romania

 Nov. 22-24  Swiss Cup (M & W)
             Saalsporthalle Zuerich
             Zurich, Switzerland

Nov29-Dec01  DTB Cup (M & W)
             Schleyer-Halle Stuttgart
             Stuttgart, Germany

Also, I believe Stars of the World (formerly Moscow News)
is March 22-24 (M & W), but I could be wrong.


Date:    Wed, 24 Jan 1996 13:55:00 -0600
Subject: Aussie Olympic Team

          Since many US Gymners have said who they hope will be on the
          Olympic team, here are my hopes for the Australian team:

          Joanna Hughes-I really hope she can be injury free this
          year. It would be such a shame if she missed atlanta in a
          similar situation as Barcelona. She is still the Aussie No1
          AA contender

          Ruth Moniz-She really is very good if she can hit. Her bars
          and beam are world class. If she goes, she will be the
          oldest member of the team!

          Lisa Moro-She can score high on beam and floor. Her polish
          in these events in optionals and compulsories would be an
          asset to the team.

          Jenny Smith-If she has no injuries she can make the team.
          Her compulsory floor is cool and so is her vaulting. She
          also has the highest tkachev I have ever seen!

          Nicole Kantek-she IS national champ. I hope she can do well
          again this year. the team could use her comp. bars. (9.512
          at worlds)

          Claire Cribbes-fantastic on beam and bars. Pretty
          experienced too. Wasn't she at 92 Chunichi Cup? She would
          have been 12 then!!

          Zeena McLaughlin-she is COOL. I really like her beam and
          floor. Is she old enough?

          If Aus has a healthy team I think they could move up as high
          as 9th.
          BTW do any Aussies know what happened to Karinda Whitwell
          and Bree Munro?
          If you have any q's about Aussie gymnasts, just ask!



Date:    Wed, 24 Jan 1996 13:59:00 -0600
Subject: A History of Womens Gym

          I received this book a week or two ago and it is
          FANTASTIC!(oh my gosh I am sounding like Monique
          Allen!)Great pics and layout. The text is easy to follow and
          competitions are described by rotation. It is just like
          being there! I only hope it sell well so other volumes will
          be produced. If you love gymnastics I urge you to buy this
          book. Reading it is a wonderful experience.



Date:    Wed, 24 Jan 1996 14:23:00 -0600
Subject: Chinese Acrobat Abuse

          On last nights local news there was a disturbing item about
          the cruel treatment of young acrobats in China. The item
          showed a young boy balanced in handstand repeatedly being
          smacked in the head by his coach. The boy was crying out in
          pain. The coach then hit the boy of the box he was on his
          hands on so that he fell in a heap on the floor crying. The
          children at this school were mostly from poor families who
          send them to the school in hope that they will become
          proffessional acrobats and earn money. The kids get up at 5
          each day and train until night fall. They are made to stay
          in a handstand for 10 minutes ate a time with no wobbling.
          the boy that they interviewed said he is forced to stay by
          his parents and that the food is terrible. The coach said
          that they can leave if they want to. My thought is that they
          have no where else to go. I think this item was filmed at
          the Beijing Acrobatic centre. Apparently this is the first
          time Western cameras have evr been allowed inside. Why now?
          Did they want us to see this abuse??



Date:    Wed, 24 Jan 1996 21:39:13 +1100
From:    ***@OZEMAIL.COM.AU
Subject: Re: IG

> Has the January IG come out yet?  I'm in NY so I know I'm one of the last to
> receive each issue, but it seems to be really late this month.  Maybe their
> were printing delays because of Christmas?
> -Emily
Try being in Australia. Today I finally received my December IG.

It would be nice to get IGwhen it due with two weeks not 8 weeks.

Currumbin Gymnastic, Gold Coast, Australia,

PS Hi Ruth Say hello to your Mum Helen.


End of GYMN-L Digest - 23 Jan 1996 to 24 Jan 1996