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INTERNATIONAL 1973 Nov. 2-4 USGF Co ngress. Ocl. 26-28 European Cham pi o nshi ps for two best gy mn asts from each Fede rati o n ... Lo ndo n. Nov. 8-13 FIG Co ngress in Ro tterd am, Ne th erl ands (D elegat e co me fro m 12-13th ). Nov. 15-18 Mod ern Rh ythmic Gym nasti cs Wo rl d Champi onshi ps in Ro tt ,;,rdam, Net herl ands 1974 March Wo rld Ch amp io nships, Trampo line in Jo hann esb urg So uth Af ri ca . Ocl. FI G Co ngress poss ib ly in Tu nisia. Ocl. 19-26 World Championshi ps in Va rn a. 1975 Ocl. 15-21 Pan A me ri ca n Ga mes (3 3 co untri es possib ly w ill co mpete) Sa nti ago, C hil e. Gymnaest ra d a in Be rlin 1976 Sepl. FIG Co ngress in Mo nt rea l, Ca nad a and th e Ol ympi c Games. USA NATIONAL 1974 Jan 25-26 M ag no li a Ope n (Straw berr y ope n moves fro m SE Lo ui siana U to SW M ississippi Jr. Co ll ege in Summit, M ississippi ) o ne o f best run , re lati ve ly hi gh level meets yo u w ill see an yw here in the so uth. Jan. & Mar. Q ualifi yin g Ro und s fo r USGF Eli tes (C hampion ship of USA) These m ee ts w ill be subj ect to simil ar regul atio ns as in 1973 and th e qu ali fy ing sco re w ill be retain ed at 70.00 (8.75 Ave rage) . Th ose w ho d o not achi eve th e 70.00 tot al as in 1973 w ill revert to th e Jr. or St. Na ti o nal , YMCA, DGWS, o r AAU and attempt qu ali fica ti o n. The USGF -WTC reserves th e ri ght to raise th e necessa ry po in t to tal of 70.00 need ed fo r qu alifi ca ti o n into th e 1974 Elite Champi o nships. Such change, if desirabl e, w ill be ann o unced no later th an Janu ary 1, 1974. *.. Not ifi ca ti o n fro m M rs. Jac ki e U. Fi e, Chairm an o f USGF -WTC o n Sept ember 7th: " Th e Techni ca l Co mmitt ee has d ecid ed to all ow all gym nasts th at co mpeted in o r were qu ali fied fo r th e 1973 Elite Champi o nships to ent er th e Janu ary and Ma rch q ualifying meets. " Feb. Co mpulso ry Trainin g mee ts in four geog raphica ll y locat ed ce nt ers (Elite Progra m ). Lale Feb. A ll USGF State Meets to be held by thi s tim e. Mar. Seco nd Qu alifyin g Ro und for Elites. Mid Mar. All USGF Reg io nal M eets to be held by thi s tim e. (On e mo nth to work fo r Regi o nals). Mid Apr. USGF Jr. N ati onals ( o ne mo nth to wo rk on Ol ympi c Co mpul so ri es fo r pros pecti ve qualifie rs to pe rfo rm at Sr. Na ti o nals.) Apr. 19-20 YM CA Na ti onals in Seattle, W as hin gto n . Apr. ? A IWA Int erco ll egia te Na tion als in Sac rament o , CA Hosted by Sa cram ento State. Apr. Compul sory training meets in four geographi ca ll y loca ted ce nt ers (Elit e Prog ram). Mid-May USGF Sr. Na tionals (prosp ecti ve qu alifiers fro mJr. and Sr. Na ti o nals perf o rm Ol ympi c Co mpulso ri es in an att empt to qu alify fo r Elites. June USGF Elit es.. Se lecti o n of W ORLD GAM ES TEAM . 1975 YMCA N ation als o n A pr. 18-19. 1976 YMCA Na tion als o n A pr. 9-10.

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I W ant Gold is th e first fi cti o nal nove l ever d on e about th e spo rt o f W o men 's Gymn as ti cs . I n thi s wo rk , th e auth o r has tri ed to show as many o f th e tr ia ls and tribulati o ns as p oss ib le, it takes fo r all athl ete to make an Ol ym pi c Tea m . As th e sto ry states man y tim es, th e sport o f Gy mn as ti cs is p oss ibl y th e m os l beautiful athl eti c end eavo r a girl ca n go into, b ut as th e sto ry also brin gs ou t po litics, favo riti sm e tc. , ca n m ake it o n e of th e u glies t end eavo rs a girl ca n go into. LeeA nn Bea umo nt is a dedi ca ted, hard wo rkin g girl w ho wa nt s to repr ese nt h er co untry in th e Ol ympi c Games. Sh e is w illing to give th at ex tr a bit o f her life in o rd er to reach thi s goal. Sh e lea rn s th at athl eti c ability is no t th e onl y thin g it w ill take to make th e tea m. It is a hard lesson , o ne th at has se nt man y a go o d athl ete to th e sid elin es, b ut LeeA nn is m o re th an a goo d A thl ete. She is th e exce pti o n, th e o ne in seve ral milli o n.

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Profile for USA Gymnastics

Gymnast Magazine - August/September 1973  

Gymnast Magazine - August/September 1973