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U.S. Women's Olympic Team poses with President (linton and family (from I to r): Back row-(helsea (linton, Hillary Rodham (linton, Amy (how, arid Bill (linton. Front row-Jayde Phelps, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Dominique Moceanu, Kerri Strug, and Amanda Borden.

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The Russian team defeated China and Ukraine for the team title. The U.S. men's team placed fifth, moving up from ninth place at the 1995 World Championships. This improved team was in the hunt for the bronze medal throughout the entire competition. Jair Lynch earned the s ilve r medal on parallel bars in event finals and both John Roeth lisberger and Blaine Wilson broke into the top 10 in the all-around.

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The rhythmic group event competed in its first Olympic Games at the 1996 Games in A tlanta. The U.S. rhythmic program accomplished its goal, which was to ex pose the sport to the American public.

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The U.s. women's gymnastics tearn made history by w inning the first team gold medal in the history of the sport. The strong team defeated Romania, Russia and China to win the title. In event finals, Shannon Miller added a second gold medal when she won beam, Amy Chow earned the silver medal on bars and Dominique Dawes won the bronze on floor.

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he excitement. The drama. The gold medal. This describes the women's gymnastics team competition during the 1996 Olympic Games. All 39,000+ fans and millions of television viewers witnessed the U.S. women' s team earn the gold medal and make history, becoming the first American Women's Gymnastics Team to win a team gold medal. It was a moment most of us will ren"lember for a very long time. In addition, Shannon Miller won the gold medal on beam, Amy Chow won the silver on bars, and Dominique Dawes won the bronze on floor!

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The men also added to the drama of the Games w hen they vaulted from ninth at the 1995 World Championships to fifth as a team a t the 1996 Olympic Games, an incredible jump in just eight sh ort months. The men missed the bronze medal by less than a point, but they w ere in the hunt for the entire competition. Jail' Lynch added a silver medal on parallel bars to the U.s.

gymnastics medal count and John Roethlisberger and Blaine Wilson broke into the top 10 in the allarow"ld, a feat W'U1"latched in a non-boycotted modern Olympic Games. The Rhy tlU1"lic Group Team, which was added for the first time in 1996, showed that they can compete effectively in world competitions. In the rhythmic individual event, Jessica Davis did a beautiful job demonsh'ating why she is a repeat national champion. The Olympic Games had some great moments for USA Gynu"lastics, moments which you will get to reli v e with the John Hancock 1996 Tour of World G y mnastics Champions, sanctioned by USA Gynmastics and produced by Jefferson Pilot Sports and Bill Graham Presents. (A full schedule of tour stops is listed on page 40 .)

I know the momentum in gymnastics will continue to build, as we all share in the glory of the success, good sportsmanship and superb teamwork of our 1996 Olympians.

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USAG REGION VIII LEVEL 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS I. Amanda Bilselle 2. Sorrie Rubin 3. Keri fryoux

OS( POildomA OS( POildomA Miromor Gym.

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There were 146 sessions with topics ranging from cheerleading safety to teaching multiple twists and saltos. Additionally, there were 88 exhibitors who displayed everything from equipment to chair massage. Two new programs were showcased featuring a session exclusively for parents and the Athlete Well ness Program, both of which were very well received.

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SERVICE/STAR AWARDS Dr. Dan Benardot, ph.D. Linda Barclay Mike Jacki

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HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES Bart Conner Kimberly Chace May Roxan ne Pierce Norma Zabka

COACH OF THE YEAR Women : Mary Lee Tracy Men : Peter Kormann Rhythmic: Lana Lashoff

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The USA Gymnostics Holl 01 Fome 1996 inductees ore Bort Conner, Kimberly Chace May, Roxanne Pierce and Norma Zabka.

The 1996 USA Gymnastics Congress in Boston was both informative and very exciting! The 1996 Olympic Trial s provided all the participants with great gymnastics performances and an opportunity to see our men's and women's Olympic Team in action. USA Gymnastics and the local organizing committee did a superb job. The arena was sold out for the competition and the crowd was most enthusiastic. The city of Boston embraced all the participants and made everyone feel very welcome.

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MPIC TRIALS-GYMNASTICS On his outlook for the team in Atlanta, Roethlisber-

Trials-Gymnastics was held in Mass., at the fleetCenter, June 27-30. The U.S. Men's Olympic Team that was selected at the event is a strang and experienced group of seven gymnasts, ready to make their mark in Atlanta. Members include: Mihai • DID You KNOW' Bagiu, Jair Lynch, John Macready, John Asell·oul (rowd of 17112 • Roethhsberger, Kip Simons, Chainey Umphrey, wal(hed Ihe wamen" . (ampelilian and pea;l:p::~al and Blaine Wilson. Lynch and Roethlisberger sl,alpmg Ikkels aUlside Ihe are two-time Olympians and all seven gymf,eel(enler far S500 each. nasts have been members of at least one World Championships team. Roethlisberger won the competition followed by 1996 National Champion Wilson and Macready followed in third.

ger said, "We're not going there to trade pins." Bagiu earned the last of the seven Olympic spots, winning the battle over Josh Stein and Jay Thornton with a 9.650 on his final routine, the high bar. "1 knew I was right on the bubble, n Bagiu said. "1 tried to stay relaxed and go up and hit my routine like I do in a workout. I tried to not think about being on the bubble and once I got up, I just tried to relax and swing my routine." The seven highest ranked male gymnasts, based on 40 percent of their National Championships score and 60 percent of their Olympic Trials score, made the U.S. Olympic Team. The men's compulsory and optionals each counted 50 percent of the total score from the trials. 1996 Men's Olympic Team Coach Peter Kormann said, "I think we have the bes.t group of young men from the two sets of trials that were held. Every member of the team has competed in either a World Championships or an Olympic Games and every guy has proven he can win. After our two-week training camp we will not be walking out as seven individual guys in Atlanta, we will be walking out as one American Team. There's a lot of strength in that and I know they can feel it. n Mark Williams was named the assistant coach of the 1996 Olympic Team. The U.S. women will field one of the most experienced teams ever when they walk into the Georgia Dome for the 1996 Olympic Games. The U.S. team includes: Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jayde Phelps, and Kerri Strug. This group of athletes includes three two-time Olympians and all seven members having represented the U.S. in at least one World Championships competition. Dawes won the U.S. Olympic TrialsGymnastics competition with a combined all-around score of 78.1 57. "This is a dream come true to make two Olympic Teams. I've been nervous for this competition for three to four weeks now, I'm glad to get it off my shoulders. I had goals of coming in the top three in this competition and I did that. I won," said Dawes. The 19-year-old Dawes was followed by 1992 Olympian Strug and Phelps. (continued on page 37)


From the first moment the women took the podium for training at the Georgia Dome, it was clear the u.s. team was the one to beat. The near capacity crowds watching podium training got a gl impse of what was to come! The U.S . women's team was nicknamed the MAG 7 (short for magnificent 7) before they even set foot in Atlanta . They certainly lived up to their nickname, proving that they are the best u.s. women's team in history and the best in the world! During compulsory competition the U.S . women hit 23 out of 24 routines to take the lead over Romania . However, China and Russia competed in the last round and Russia took the lead over the U.S. 193.796 to 193.669. The u.s. didn't give up and began optional bars with a bang . Jaycie Phelps was the lead off person scoring a 9.787 and the rest of the bar scores did not drop below that mark. After the first round of optional competition the u.s. had taken the lead over Russia and all 32,040 fans applauded their effort. Beam and floor continued with the same momentum, each and every u.s. gymnast performed to the best of her ability. The excitement escalated as the us began their last event, vault. Phelps, again, did a great job as the lead performer scoring a 9 .662 . Amy Chow

added a 9.712, followed by Shannon Miller's 9.700, and Dominique Dawes' 9.762. It was nearly certain that the U.S. women would clinch the gold , but then the drama began . Dominique Moceanu , who was recovering from a stress fracture in her leg, fell on her seat on both Yurchenko layout one-and-a-half twist vaults. Moceanu's score was a 9.200. The U.S . looked to the last vaulter, Kerri Strug, to pull it out. Strug, who also' does a Yurchenko layout one-and-a-half twist vault, also had trouble with the landing and fell on her seat. She injured her left ankle in the process, but courageously completed her second vault and scored 9.712 which secured the gold medal for the U.S. team . She was carried onto the podium by her coach, Bela Karolyi , and her teammates helped her up on the award platform to receive a team medal. The U.S . women's gymnastics team captured its first gold medal in the team competition in Olympic history scoring 389.225 to outdistance silver medalist, Russia , at 388 .404 and third-place Romania at 388 .246 . (continued on page 26)


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ALL-AROUND FINALS Miller, Dawes and Strug qualified to the all-around finals , however, Moceanu replaced injured Strug in the lineup. Moceanu drew first up on beam and had an uncharacteristic wobble to score only a 9.60. Miller and Dawes started off strong on bars scoring 9.750 and 9.812. In round two, Moceanu scored a 9.687 on floor, while Miller and Dawes earned 9.862 and 9.825 on beam . Dawes took the lead and Miller was second after two rounds of competition . In round three, Moceanu completed the vault that gave her trouble in team competition scoring a 9.706. Miller and Dawes unfortunately had troubles on floor scoring 9.475 and 9.000, respectively. Both had lost their chance at medaling in the all-around competition and their faces showed the disappointment. In the end , Miller finished eighth, Moceanu ninth, and Dawes tied for 17th in the allaround . Certainly not the results that any of the three would have hoped for, but nonetheless they had all won the team gold! The all-around title went to Ukraine's Lilia Podkopayeva, who became the first woman to follow her world title with an Olympic crown since the Soviet Union's Ludmila Turischeva did so in 1972.

Quiet and reserved Chow came to life on bars during event finals. She was the seventh of eight gymnasts to compete on bars and scored a 9.825 to win the silver medal. Coach Mark Young said, 'Wow. That was pretty close to the best routine she's ever done. I've always thought she

o f the best bar workers in the world and now she has proven it."

Miller regained her confidence on beam and proved that she's the best in the world . She hit a solid routine and won the gold with a score of 9.862. "It's a great note to end on ," said Miller. "It was my chance to redeem myself from yesterday's vault. " She added, "It was one of the best routines I've ever done. " Dawes put the icing on the cake when she tumbled and danced her way to the bronze medal on floor with a score of 9.837. Coincidentally, this is the event that caused her trouble in the all-around .finals. In addition, Dawes was the replacement on floor for injured Strug . Dawes said, "I was disappointed I couldn' t do it for myself in the all around finals but I found out at the last minute I was replacing Kerri and I wanted to go out and show the world and myself what I could do. "

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lea. In the worlel," arBlaliln. The .en were 11th Ga.e., .Ixth In 1992, anel now fifth In 1 996. By Luan Peszek

Alexei Nemov led a strong Russian team to a first place finish, more than a point ahead of the Chinese and more than five points ahead of the bronze medalists from Ukraine. Belarus, led by six-time Olympic Gold Medalist Vitoly Scherbo, finished in fourth , just ahead of the U.S. team. It was an interesting strategy used by Russian Coach leonid Arkaev to put only two

gymnasts, Nemov and Alexei Voropoev, in the all-around competition. Obviously, his strategy worked. Loaking at the results, three countries from the former Soviet Union placed in the top four including Russia (first), Ukraine (third), and Belarus (fourth). If the Soviet Union was still one country, the U.S. would have been third in the team competition. As it stood, the U.S. men's team came just .725

short of earning the bronze team medal. The men fin ished fifth, moving up four positions from the 1994 and 1995 World Champion,ships. "This is the most improved team in the world," said Coach Peter Kormann . The men were 11 th at the 1988 Olympic Games, sixth in 1992, and now fifth in 1996. One year ago, many speculated if the U.S. men's team would even qualify in the top 12 at the World Championships and be eligible to field a team at the Olympic Games. The U.S. men's team not only qualified , but fini shed a respectable fifth , less than a point away from a medal. (continued on page 44)


1996 OLYMPIC GAMES

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GAIN EXPERIENCE Jessica Davis representthe U.S. in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual AIIAround Competition at the Olympic Games: The rhythmic competition was held at the University of Georgia Coliseum in Athens, Ga.

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performed four excellent routines. li lt was one of the best ribbon routines I've ever done, but there was just that one mistake. I wanted to make top 20. Three out of my four routines were without mistakes, but the last one just happened. I had a problem with a toSS ." Davis placed 30th in the qualification round and did not advance to the semifinals, but feels positive about her Olympic experience. "I had a good time and now it's over. It's kind of sad now because I'm retiring and I'll never be out there again . I will always be able to say, 'I'm

an Olympian.' I' m one of the few people that got to experience this. It's going to be weird in five minutes when I walk out of here to think this is it. I've been in this sport for 10 years; it's sad ," said Davis . Davis' first stop after the Olympic Games was a trip to Williamsburg , Va ., to meet the President and then on to Busch Gardens. "when I get home, I plan to help teach kids at my gym and promote rhythmic gymnastics . in my area . I . will also participate in the gymnastics tour to demonstrate the sport of rhythmic gymnastics to thousands of people. I will start college in (continued on page 44)

RHYTHMIC GROUP RESULTS 1.Spain 2. Bulgaria 3. Russia 4. France 5. (hina 6. Belarus 9. USA

38.933 38.866 38.365 38.199 37.999 37.982 36.633' ' qualifying round

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team/club/programs. Listed below are some highlights of that session, courtesy of Jake Jacobsen, cooch at the University of Missouri: (1) Make promotions an equal priority with recruiting and/or coaching. You cannot leave it to someone else. (2) publicize your team/ program. Don't count on anyone else to do it. (3) Make yourself and your gymnasts accessible at all times to the media and other groups.

(4) Get where the money can be raisedcountry clubs, Chamber of Commerce, Shriners, etc. (5) Form a booster club. (6) Be creative. Look for some way to obtain financial support from corporations, businesses, etc. (7) Present a plan to your administration / club owner and fight for it. (8) Initiate a gymnastics program for youngsters in your college. If you have any questions regarding collegiate gymnastics, call: Sandy Thielz (610-436-5074 phone, 610-436-1276 fax) or Kathy Feldmann (617-784-5830 phone/ fax).

FRANK KUDLAC NAMED NCAA DIVISION II COACH OF THE YEAR

Frank Kudlac, the head coach of Texas Woman's University, was named the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women at its annual convention In Boston, Mass. This is the fourth consecutive year Kudlac has received this honor, . w hich is voted on by other Division II coaches . â&#x20AC;˘

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GYMNASTS CARRY OLYMPIC TORCH The United States Olympic Committee announced the names of gymnastics Olympians who participated in the Olympic Torch run. They were:

Richord Beckner ('56) Williom Bonsoll (,4B) Wendy Bruce ('92) John Crosby (72) Jomes Culhone (72) Vincent D'Autorio (,48, '52) Trent Dimos (,92) Michelle Dusserre Farrell ('84) Mitch Goylord ('84) Kenneth Griffen ('36) Debra Hill (72) Carolyn Pingotore Holmes ('68) Kothy Howard (76) Kothy Johnson¡Clark ('80, '84)

Jenifer lovell ('92) ScoN Keswick ('92)

Shonnon Miller ('92, '96) Phoebe Mills ('88) Joon Moore Gnot (72) Williom Roetzheim (,48, '52) Hope Spivey ('88) Armondo Vego ('56) Peter Vidmor (,80, '84) Goil Whitney ('60) Corrie Englert Zimmermon (76) Kim Zmeskol ('92)

CLUB RECEIVES WOMEN'S SPORTS FOUNDATION GRANT The Rhythmflex Rhythmic Gymnastics Team, based in Rockville, Md., is a recipient of an Ocean Spray Travel and Training Grant. RhythmAex is the only rhythmic gymnastics team in the country to receive the 1996 award . The grant program was created by the Women's Sports Foundation and Ocean Spray. The grant gives direct financial assistance to team members with successful competitive records who have the potential to achieve higher rankings. " In the past these grants have helped athletes such as Kristi Yamaguchi, Picabo Street and Michelle Kwan pursue their athletic goals. It is important for companies to show their support for female athletes," says Wendy Hilliard, president of the Women's Sports Foundation . Rhythmflex Gymnastics is the home of USA Gymnastics Rhythmic National Team Members Alicia Albe, Kate Jeffress, Ginny Ledgerwood, Amy Ng, and Johanna Shoemaker.

USA HOLDS TOP SPOTS During the International Gymnastics Federotion Congress held in Atlanta, July 13-17, four representatives from the U.S. were elected to official FIG positions. Jackie Fie was re-elected as president of the Women's Technical Committee; Jay Ashmore was elected to the FIG Executive Committee; Andrea Schmid was re-elected to the Rhythmic Technical Committee; and Gearge Beckstead was elected to the Men's Technical Committee. The U.S. holds the most positions (four) of any country on the technical committees of the FIG. The Italian Gymnastics Federation President Bruno Grandi w as elected president of the International Gymnastics Federation . Grandi replaced Russia 's Yuri Titov, who held the position for 20 years. Earning a position on a committee of the FIG is extremely difficult. There are only seven members on each Technical Committee and 10 members on the Executive Committee. The positions were elected by the general assembly, which consisted of 102 nations. The Technical Committees are responsible for gymnastics' rules and their implementation in the world.

USA WOMEN'S TEAM SELECTED FOR WHEATIES BOX Wheaties, the breakfast of champions, selected the U.S. women 's gymnastics team to appear on the cover of the cereal box. Five different boxes will honor athletes who have inspired America and w on gold medals in the 1996 Olympics, marking for the first time in history that more than one Olympic athlete has been chosen to appear on the box. The other four versions include Michael Johnson , Tom Dolan , Amy Van Dyken , and Dan O ' Brien. Next time you' re grocery shopping, look for the U.S. women 's gymnastics team on the cover of the Wheaties box .

S E PTEMB E R / OC T OBER

1996


OLYMPIC QUOTES MARY LEE TRACY'S comments after team competition: "This is the happiest mOlilelit ill my life alld ill all these kids' lives. We made history. The will is llOt a surprise. We had tile ability, strellgth alld maturity to will tlle medal. "

DOMINIQUE DAWES' comments regarding training: 'The last foul' years are defillitely worth it. I'm glad I kept tryillg alld practicillg with Kelli. It was a great mOlilellt alld a toppillg to my career."

MARY LEE TRACY'S comments regarding Jaycie Phelps going first in the lineup: "Each girl played a part ill the success of this team. It's 1I0t always easy goillg first. faycie did a great job of startillg this team offfor the go ld medal." SHANNON MILLER'S comments regarding the post-event huddle: "1tllillk a lot of tllillgS were said. We cml't believe we've COllie so far as a team. We wallted to make sllre Kerri was okay. We were excited to be together alld to compete as a team. Tllis was a 10llg time comizlg."

AMANDA BORDEN'S comments on winning: "It's illcredible. No words call describe it. We did the best we could. Kerri made ml IIllbelievable move. Slle came through when it coullted. We didll't wallt to march out Wit/lOut Ken路i. She gave everythillg she had. We told her we couldll't Ilave dOlle it without her alld IlOw thallkful we were." DOMINIQUE MOCEANU'S comments on winning: "We didll't k,IOW llIltil the last momellt tllnt we'd wall thegold. You cml't thillk about it (tlle score). We just do our routilles alld keep cheerillg each otlleroll. "

SHANNON MILLER'S comments on the team gold: 'Tm so excited. 1call't believe we have a gold medal alld tllnt all of this hard work has paid off 1 thillk it helped that three us had beell 011 all Olympic team before alld all of us have beell at the World CIlnmpiollsllips." DOMINIQUE DAWES' comments regarding the team gold: "It's goillg to be really hard to take this medal off 1may be showerillg mId sleepizlg with it tOlligllt." DOMINIQUE DAWES' comments regarding her age: "Bcillg 19 defizlitely did Ileip. 1 was able to calm dowllmy lIeI-VeS, 1 could pull all my experiellce fro m foul' years ago. 1 was just thillkillg team first, izldividual secolld."

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JAYCIE PHELPS' comments on being the lead person: "1was really excited to COIIIpete. 1 k,lew startillg off the team, 1 lind to have a good routizle. I'm excited I did."

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BELA KAROLYI'S comments on Kerri: "Ken'i showed courage, w illp owel~ alld toughlless. She's 1I0t ill the backgrolllld allY more." RON GALIMORE'S comments after the compulsories: "Olle dOWII, aile to go. We had a great compulsory rOlllld (a t tile World CIlnmpiollships) ill Sabae mId I,ere we 'Iit a lot of routilles. We positiolled ourselves to be competitive. We Ileed to stay fOCllsed alld hit every optiollal set." PETER KORMANN'S comments on the team: "Tllis is tile most improved team ill the world. We werell't absolutely pelfect, but we Illade improvelllellt. We were lIillth ill 1994 alld 1995. We fought hard. We were ill the IlIlIlt the whole way. Olle year ago, 110 OIIe would Ilnve thought we would Ilnve beell ill ti,e hllllt for a medal. "

CHAINEY UMPHREY'S comments on the team: "Tile LISA is back. l-\'e'refilia lly a world powel:" KIP SIMONS' comments on the team: "We were clznmpiolls out there today. We stayed ill colltrol. We fought tough for every tenth We had mistakes. It's hard to go tllrough all ell tire eVellt with 110 mistakes." CHALLEN SIEVERS' comments on competing at the Olympics: "It was grea t to be here ill the LIllited States to represellt our CO IIII try. " BRANDI SIEGEL'S comments on the team: "1ollly have OIle brothel' but IIOW 1 IUlVe five sisters (teammates). 1really leamed how to illteract with people. It was a lot of fllll iivillg with all the girls."

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BLAINE WILSON'S comments on coach Kormann: "Peter Korma llllhad a quick meetillg with us after tlle evellt mId sa id he was impressed mId proud to be our coach 1 ollly regret tllat we didll't will a meda l. We worked as a team to get a medal." MIHAl BAGIU'S comments after compulsories: "We've waited so 10llg to compete ... it's what we've waited all of our lives fa I: Now it's here, alld it's great to Ilave it filially start."

JESSICA DAVIS' comments on the crowd: "It was great to heal' all tile cheerillg. Whell 1 sta rted Illy ball routille, 1was afraid 1 wouldll't be able to heal' my music, but they (the crowd) quieted dowll. 1have 28 fau lily members here to cheer me all." JESSICA DAVIS' comments on her most memorable moment of the Games: "Opellillg CeremollY was the most memorable part of tile Olympics. We were ill thefrollt row because we all are so slzort. Tizis was so differellt tllml allY other competitioll because you get to lIleet so IIlnlly people."

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1. USA

48.661 48.548

48.736 49.073

47.511 48.7 61 48.899 49.036 Total

193.669 195.556 389.225

2. Russia

48.674 48.474

48.724 48.874

47.837 48.561 48.636 48.624 Total

193.796 194.608 388.404

3. Romania

48.799 48.686

48.911 48.624

47.111 48.317 48.775 49.023 Total

193.138 195.108 388.246

4. China

48.049 48.425

48.174 48.611

47.249 48.461 48.249 48.649 Total

191.933 193.934 385.867

5. Ukraine

48.149 47.998

48.311 48.662

47.387 48.461 48.462 48.411 Total

192.308 193.533 385.841

6. Belarus

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48.248 48.061

48.374 46.811

46.986 47.961 47.373 47.449 Total

191.569 189.694 381.263

47.187 47.462

48.236 47.749

46.111 47.924 46.437 46.975 Total

189.458 188.623 378.081

46.761 47.299

48.160 47.912

44.287 47.886 47.249 48.161 Total

187.094 190.621 377.715

9. Hungary

47.749 47.450

47.811 47.661

45.661 47.299 46.335 47.498 Total

188.520 188.944 377.464

10. Australia

46.574 47.074

47.099 47.286

46.086 47.086 45.561 47.649 Total

186.845 188.570 375.415

11. Greece

46.898 46.999

45.912 47.074

45.411 45.311 45.874 47.812 Total

183.532 187.759 371.291

12. Japan

46.323 45.423 46.474 45.411

44.961 46.711 45.011 46.748 Total

183.418 183.644 367.062

7. Spain

8. France

1. Lilia Podkopayeva 2. Gina Gogean 3. Simona Amanar 3. Lavinia Milosovici 5. Mo Huilan 6. Dina Kochetkova 7. Rozalia Galiyeva 8. Shannon Miller 9. Dominique Moceanu 10. Oksana Chousovitina 11. Qiao Ya 12. Yelena Piskun 13. Isabelle Severino 14. Svetlana Boguinskaia 15. Svetlana Chorkina 16. Elvire Teza 17. Monica Martin 17. Dominique Dawes 19. Ludivine Furnon 19. Mao Yanling 21. Vasiliki Tsavdaridou 22. Lioubov Shere meta 23. Svetlana Zelepoukina 24. Joana Juarez 25. Alena Polozkova 26. Yvonne Tousek 27. Mercedes Pacheco 28. Adrienn Varga 29. Risa Sugawara 30. Adrienn Nyeste 31. Anastasia Dzyundzyak 32. Nikolett Krausz 33. Giordana Rocchi 34. Joanna Hughes 35. Ruth Moniz 36. Lisa Skinner

Ukraine Romania Romania Romania China Russia Russia USA USA Uzbekistan China Belarus France Belarus Russia France Spain USA France China Greece Ukraine Ukraine Spain Belarus Canada Spain Hungary Japan Hungary Uzbekistan Hungary Italy Australia Australia Australia

39.255 39.075 39.067 39.067 39.049 38.980 38.905 38.811 38.7 55 38.743 38.718 38.649 38.524 38.499 38.455 38.454 38.318 38.318 38.243 38.243 38.217 38.204 38.024 37.955 37.799 37.793 37.786 37.592 37.399 37.237 37.224 36.936 36.817 36.568 36.418 36.199

1. Simona Amanar 2. Mo Huilan 3. Gina Gogean 4. Rozalia Galiyeva 5. Svetlana 80guinskaia 6. Dominique Dawes 7. Elena Grosheva 8. Shannon Miller

ROM CHN ROM RUS BLR USA RUS USA

9.825 9.768 9.750 9.743 9.712 9.649 9.637 9.350

UNEVEN BARS • JULY 28 1. Svetlana Chorkina 2. Amy (how 2. Bi Wenjing 4. Dominique Dawes 5. Simona Amanar 5. Dina Kochetkova 5. Lilia Podkopayeva 8. Lavinia Milosovici

RUS USA CHN USA ROM RUS UKR ROM

9.850 9.837 9.837 9.800 9.787 9.787 9.787 9.750

BALANCE BEAM • JULY 29 1. Shannon Miller 2. Lilia Podkopayeva 3. Gina Gogean 4. Dina Kochetkova 5. Olga Teslenko 6. Dominique Moceanu 7. Rozalia Galiyeva 8. Alexandra Marinescu

USA UKR ROM RUS UKR USA RUS ROM

9.862 9.825 9.787 9.737 9.625 9.125 9.112 8.462

FLOOR EXERCISE • JULY 29 1. Lilia Podkopayeva 2. Simona Amanar 3. Dominique Dawes 4. Dominique Moceonu 5. Dina Kochetkova 6. Mo Huilan 7. Gina Gogean 8. Ji Liya

UKR ROM USA USA RUS CHN ROM CHN

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I. Russia

48.211 48.573

47.612 47.674

47.275 48.262

48.187 48.562

47.961 48.212 Total

48.012 287.258 48.237 289.520 576.778

2. China

47.599 47.962

48.361 48.324

47.037 48.299

47.962 48.311

47.7 49 48.461 Total

47.575 286.283 47.899 289.256 575.539

3. Ukraine

47.450 47.912 47.699 47.062

47.124 48.099

48.086 47.887

47.525 47.774 Total

47.262 285.359 47.661 286.182 571.541

4. Belarus

47.699 47.562 48.162 47.899

46.675 47.925

48.287 47.774

47.662 47.374 Total

47.337 285.222 47.025 286.159 571.381

5. USA

47.362 47.475

47.512 46.937

47.374 48.087

47.836 47.500

47.475 47.562 Total

47.075 284.634 48.423 285.984 570.618

6. Bulgaria

47.112 47.249

47.125 47.224

47.011 47.749

48.062 47.487

47.125 46.600 Total

47.099 283.534 47.724 284.033 567.567

7. Germany

47.312 47.337

44.950 47.487

47.300 48.412

47.736 47.199

47.112 46.750 Total

47.737 282.147 48.073 285.258 567.405

47.225 47.299 Total

47.449 283.384 47.724 283.670 567.054

8. Korea

47.524 47.987

47.499 45.349

46.200 47.849

47.487 47.462

9. Romania

47.087 47.187

47.262 47.812

46.300 47.625

47.349 47.174

46.750 46.837 Total

47.125 281.873 47.749 284.384 566.257

10. Japan

47.562 47.500 47.175 46.711

46.000 47.674

47.699 47.187

46.800 47.887 Total

47.262 282.823 46.562 283.196 566.019

II . France

47.137 47.050 47.299 47.949

46.400 47.112

47.424 46.375

46.825 47.237 Total

47.361 282.197 47.612 283.584 565.781

12. Italy

46.662 46.175 46.737 47.024

46.962 48.073

47.737 47.037

45.950 47.149 Total

47.074 280.560 47.562 283.582 564.142

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I. Li Xiaoshuang 2. Alexei Nemov 3. Vitaly Scherbo 4. Zhang Jinjing 5. Shen Jian 6. Valeri Belenki 7. John Roethlisberger 8. Rustam Sharipov 9. Alexandre Svetlichnyi 10. Blaine Wilson II . Cristian Leric 12. Naoya Tsukahara 13. Andreas Wecker 13. Jesus Carballo 15. Yoshiaki Hatakeda 15. Igor Korobchinski 17. Jordan Jovtchev 17. Yuri Chechi 19. Hikaru Tanaka 20. Lee Joo-Hyung 21 . Krasimir Dounev 22. Zoltan Supola 23. Jan-Peter Nikiferow 24. Alexei Voropaev 25. Ilia Giorgadze 26. Sebastien Tayac 27. Boris Preti 28. Roberto Galli 29. John Mocreody 30. Andrei Kan 30. Vitaly Rudnitski 32. Dimitar Lunchev 33. Frederick Nicolas 34. Han Yoon-Soo 35. Brennon Dowrick

China Russia Belarus China China Germany USA Ukraine Ukraine USA Romania Japan Germany Spain Japan Ukraine Bulgaria Italy Japan Korea Bulgaria Hungary Germany Russia Georgia France Italy Italy USA Belarus 8elarus Bulgaria France Korea Australia

58.423 58.374 5B.197 58.148 57.861 57.848 57.762 57.712 57.698 57.686 57.574 57.561 57.412 57.412 57.211 57.211 57.124 57.124 56.999 56.986 56.974 56.962 56.824 56.823 56.799 56.699 56.661 56.449 56.210 55.962 55.962 55.899 55.862 55.836 46.900

EVENT FINALS

POMMEL HORSE. JULY 28 I. Li Donghua 2. Marius Urzica 3. Alexei Nemov 4. Patrice Casimir 5. Yoshiaki Hatakeda 5. Huadong Huang 7. Eric Poujade 8. Fan Bin

9.875 9.825 9.787 9.762 9.712 9.712 9.350 9.300

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STILL RINGS • JULY 28 I. Yuri Chechi 2. Szilveszter Csollany 2. Dan Burinca 4. Jordan Jovtchev 5. Andreas Wecker 5. Fan Hongbin 7. Blaine Wilson 7. Marius Toba

9.887 9.812 9.812 9.800 9.762 9.762 9.737 9.737

ITA HUN ROM BUL GER CHN USA GER

VAULT. JULY 29 I. Alexei Nemov 2. Yeo Hong-Chul 3. Vitaly Scherbo 4. Ivan Ivanov 4. Li Xiaoshuang 6. Alexei Voropaev 7. Igor Korobchinski 8. Ivan Pavlovski

RUS KOR BLR BUL CHN RUS UKR BLR

9.787 9.756 9.724 9.643 9.643 9.618 9.568 9.493

PARALLEL BARS • JULY 29 I. Rustam Sharipov 2. Joir Lynch 3. Vitaly Scherbo 4. Zhang Jinjing 4. Alexei Nemov 6. Huang Liping 7. Lee Joo-Hyung 8. Sergei Charkov

UKR USA BLR CHN RUS CHN KOR RUS

9.837 9.825 9.800 9.750 9.750 9.737 9.687 9.650

FLOOR EXERCISE • JULY 28 HORIZONTAL BAR • JULY 29 I. loannis Melissanidis 2. Li Xiaoshuang 3. Alexei Nemov 4. Ivan Ivanov 4. Thierry Aymes 6. Eugeni Podgorni 7. Vitaly Scherbo 8. Grigory Misutin

GRE CHN RUS BUL FRA RUS BLR UKR

9.850 9.837 9.800 9.750 9.750 9.550 9.275 9.100

I. Andreas Wecker 2. Krasimir Dounev 3. Vitaly Scherbo 3. Fan Bin 3. Alexei Nemov 6. Alexei Voropaev 7. Jesus Carballo 8. Lee Joo-Hyung

GER BUL BLR CHN RUS RUS ESP KOR

SEP TE MBER/OC T OBER

9.850 9.825 9.800 9.800 9.800 9.712 9.350 8.525

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PB

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9.162 9.110 8.625 9.500 8.810 9.475 9.025 9.350 8.350 9.125 9.425 9.625 9.450 9.737 9.250 8.875 8.925 9.210 8.400 9.600 8.150 8.900 8.550 8.750 8.650 9.525 9.025 8.125

9.700 9.600 9.725 9.787 9.512 9.587 9.487 9.475 9.525 9.525 8.975 9.150 8.650 8.750 9.200 9.375 9.150 9.025 9.425 9.300 9.650 8.950 9.450 9.025 8.600 8.825 8.810 9.275

9.637 9.375 9.600 9.487 9.562 9.525 9.550 9.300 9.675 9.350 9.700 9.250 9.600 9.150 9.562 9.275 9.700 9.450 9.375 8.800 9.575 8.800 9.600 8.950 9.700 8.900 9.375 9.100

9.421 9.421 9.400 9.400 9.475 9.050 9.475 9.537 9.275 9.150 9.625 9.700 9.125 9.000 9.000 9.250 9.025 9.100 8.725 9.325 9.375 9.325 8.900 9.450 9.300 9.200 8.625 9.100

9.787 9.710 9.650 9.700 8.875 9.537 9.375 9.350 9.450 9.600 9.637 8.100 9.712 9.650 8.700 8.625 9.200 9.075 9.350 8.900 9.375 8.850 9.700 8.450 9.275 9.300 9.075 9.375

57.486 56.825 56.350 57.249 55.649 16.786 55.987 56.262 55.425 55.925 56.387 55.462 55.712 55.012 55.087 54.800 55.325 55.525 54.350 55.025 55.350 54.025 55.400 53.650 54.700 55.025 53.575 53.900

UB

BB

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AA

WI.

TOTAL

47.220 47.100 46.768 31.388 46.588 31.520 46.887 30.848 46.377 30.889 45.913 31.248 45.433 31.058 45.568 30.799 45.270 31.020 45.314 30.479 44.970 30.749 44.504 30.799 44.534 30.588 45.044 29.919 45.163 29.488

73.380 78.220

9.750 9.612 9.887 9.925 9.837 9.712 9.487 9.712 9.812 9.787 9.637 9.637 9.487 9.537 9.550 9.700 9.625 9.462 9.050 9.200 9.200 9.625 9.450 9.612 9.637 8.350 9.475 9.062

39.350 39.250 38.974 39.236 38.824 39.400 39.073 38.561 38.648 38.612 38.261 39.061 37.861 38.823 37.974 38.499 37.725 38.775 37.762 38.099 37.475 38.437 37.087 38.499 37.112 38.236 37.537 37.399 37.636 36.861

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9.862 9.850 9.887 9.950 9.762 9.737 9.812 9.800 9.700 9.625 9.700 9.662 9.612 9.562 9.575 9.625 9.537 9.725 9.575 9.812 9.575 9.675 9700 9.825 9.675 9.825 9.4 12 9.612

9.725 9.950 9.475 9.700 9.662 9.825 9.712 9.825 9.262 9.787 9.562 9.737 9.550 9.775 9.100 9.825 9.075 9.162 9.550 9.750 9.162 9.737 8.575 9.350 8.975 9.662 9.512 9.087

9.637 9.825 9.575 9.825 9.812 9.287 9.637 9.275 9.487 9.862 8.962 9.787 9.325 9.625 9.500 9.625 9.525 9.750 9.300 9.675 9.150 9.462 9.387 9.450 9.250 9.562 9.237 9.100

TOTAL

228.873 228.159 225.142 223.058 222.820 222.598 221.328 220.744 220.200 219.570 219.370 219.140 218.990 217.650

78.157 78.108 77.736 77.267 77.162 76.491 76.368 76.290 75.793 75.719 75.303 75.123 74.963 74.652

· Non·competing athlete. Scores carried over from 1996 Coca-Colo National Championships. Note: Compulsories (ount 60% of the total score and optionals count 40% of the tala I score.

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1996 National Champion Shannon Miller, and 1995 National Champion Dominique Moceanu, petitioned Into the u.S. Olympic Trials-Gymnastics due to Injuries. Miller had a nagging wrist Injury and Moceanu had a stress fracture In her right tibia. According to the Olympic selection procedures, the scores they each received from National Championships stood as their scores for the Olympic Trials. Their scores stayed within the top seven at the conclusion of the Olympk Trials and, therefore, they earned one of the seven spots on the u.s. Olympic Team. Mdler, one of the thrH 1992 Olympic veterans on the team, said, "I think we'll be able to go out and do well (In Atlanta). We have thrH Olympians and everyone has been to a World Championships. We know what to expect." Martha Karolyi and Mary LH Tracy were selected as the head coach and assistant coach to the 1996 Women's Olympic Gymnastks Team.

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JISSICA DAVIS WINS U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALSRHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS Two-time Rhythmic National Champion Jessica Davis won the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials held at The Wang Center in Boston, Mass., from June 25-26, and earned the only spot on the u.S. Olympic Team for an individual rhythmic gymnast. Davis is coached by Jan Exner who will serve as a member of the Olympic coaching staff for rhythmic gymnastics. "I've watched the Olympic Games since probably 1988 or '84 and I've always wanted to go to the opening ceremonies," the 18-yearold Davis said. "I went into It tkonlghtthlnking, 'Ihcanfj't reilax.' I new (going into er Ina routine, the ribbon) that I was ahead, but I

decided what happened last night (an 8.55 rIbban routine) wasn't going to happen again. I knew I couldn't relax. I decided I would dive for everything. I tried to slay confident and just hit all my routines." Natalie Lacuesta, wha finished secand aI-around at the 1996 Rhythmk National Championships, scratched from the Olympic Trials competition due to a stress frare In her left fibula. Accorclng to the selection procedures, her second day score from National Championships was doubled and used as her fjnal score for the Olympic Trials (71.962). rma Tharp finished third in the allaround competition (71.875). The Rhythmic Olympic Group Team was also selected at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials-Rhythmic Gymnastics. In accordance with the selection procedures, the head coach, Rossitza Todorova, In consultation with the assistant coach, and one non-participating athlete representative, named the Olympic Team for Group Competition (6 athletes) and the non-competing USA Gymnastics Group athletes (2 athletes) at the U.S. Olympic TrialsRhythmic Gymnastics. Members of the team Include: Aliane Baquerot, Mandy James, Kate Nelson, Brandi Siegel, Challen Sievers and Becky Turner. Non-competing members include: Lori Fredrickson and Virginia Ledgerwood. Todorova will also serve as a member of the Olympic coaching staff for rhythmic gymnastics.

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1996 JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR MEN TULSA, OKLAHOMA • MAY 10-12

K.M.Cs Level 4 Boys Team won first place at Ihe Pennsylvania State Chompionships. Team members are (left to right): Jake LaSalle, Steve Blittersdorf, Brad Goodis, Chris Bell and Derek Schiller. CLASS 6 (AGE 10-111 WINNERS

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Sleven Devenney (hris 8ell Joy Heller Joy Heller Joy Heller Joy Heller Joy Heller

Kehler's K.M.C Posilive fit. Posilive fit. Posilive fit. Posilive fit. Posilive fit.

7.00 6.90 6.BO 7.30 6.20 7. 10 39.60

CLASS 5 (AGE 8-91 WINNERS

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Harford K.lH. Harford K.M.C Harford Horford Harford

6.95 6.40 6.70 6.20 6.30 6.20 37.B5

CLASS 5 (AGE 10-12) WINNERS

fX PH SR V PB HB AA

Blair Websler Blair Websler (osey Purcell Ezra Proger Josh Eslock Mollhel'l Lowry BloirWebsler

Owings Mills Owings Mills KMC lancers

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6.BO 7.00 6.40 6.40 6.50 6.30 3B.30

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fX John Royer PH Andrew Ludwig SR Josh Kinlzler V John Royer PB John Royer HB Greg Pelers AA John Royer

Owings Mills lancers Posilive fil. Owings Mills Ol'lingsMilis Delmarva Owings Mills

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5.60 5.70 5.60 5.50 5.70 5.70 33.40

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5.50 5.50 5.20 5.20 5.30 5.45 3165

WASHINGTON LEVEL 9 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS PUYALLUp, WASHINGTON MARCH 30, 1996

5.BO 5.BO 5.90 5.40 5.BO 5.BO 33.35

JUNIOR ELITE CLASS I

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270.675 267.975 264.625

I. Region 3 2. Region 7 3. Region 9 ALL- AROUND

I. Yel'lki lomilo 2. Derek Leiler 3. Guord Young 4. Sanjuan Jones 5. Ryan Waggener 6. Joy 1I0rdeili 7. Joson furr B. (roig lIesbill 9. Juslin Delohunl 10. lodd Guilbeau II. Seon 10l'lnsend 12. Bloke Bukocek

Gym World IISG Bort(onner Gym force Aclion Gym. (opilol Gym. (opilol Gym. Springfield Gold (up Houston Gym.

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55.400 55.350 55.050 54.975 54.950 54.875 54.650 53.900 53.850 53.800 53.725 53600

FLOOR EXERCISE

I. Huy Ly 2. Yewki lomilo 2. Guard Young 4. Jeff Howell 5. Joson furr 6. I. VonAmerongen

GymWarld Barl (onner (oscode Elile (opilol Gym (oscode Elile

9.30 9.10 9.10 9.05 B.65 B.35

IISG Barl (onner Gym World (olumbus Albuquerque Melroplex

9.25 9.20 9.10 9.10 9.05 B.65

Aclion Gym. Meyer's Gym. Gym force GymMosler NSG Surgenls Elile

9.25 9.15 9.15 B.70 B.60 B.60

(opilol Gym. (opilol Gym. fresno Gym. IISG 1I0rlhl'lesi

9.55 9.45 9.40 9.30 9.25 B.95

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9.40 9.35 9.35 9.10 9.05

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6.90 6.60 6.65 6.60 6.60 6.20 3B.IO

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fX PH SR V PB HB AA

fX Kellen lichenor PH Sandy Rand SR Sandy Rand V Kellen nchenor PB Kellen nchenor HB Kellen nchenor AA Kellen nchenor

The 1996 Junior Olympic Notional Championships for men was held a t Ihe Tulsa Convention Center and hosted by Action Gymnastics of Tulsa . This year's JO. Nalionals was the largest ever wilh over 450 young men competing in three age groups, 12-13, 14-15 and 16- 18. The level of d ifficulty and proficiency a t this competition was outstanding with scores as high as 9.9 being achieved . The top 14 Class III 12-13 year aids became USA Gymnastics All Americans and earned a spot on Ihe Junior National Team . The tap 12 Junior Elite Class II 14-15 year a ids and the lop 12 Junior Elile Class I 16-18 year a ids became USA Gymnastics All Americans and earned the right to go on to the Coca-Cola National Championships and compete for a spot on the Junior Elite National Team . In addition, the top six individual event fi nishers from each age group a lso became USA Gymnaslics All Americans. Also, the nine regions competed for lop honors in the Regional Team competition held for each age group. Congrolulations to a ll of Ihis year's JO. Nationals participants and a special congratulalions to Meet Director Mike Thomas and all of the staff and volunteers from Action Gymnaslics for hosting an exceptional event!

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8.75

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9.725 9.60 9.50 9.40 9.25 715

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TEAM

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256.550 256.150 255.775

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Spokane Elite Gymnaslics from Spokane, Wash., were the Level 9 team state champions. Team members are: (front row) Meloney Monaghan; and (back row, lelt to right) Gail Larsen, Coach Bob ito, Karlee Poirier, lindsay Brandle, Seay Thornton, Brooke Bishop, Coach Nancy Ito and Jaime Brunner. GYMNASrles

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(olcodeElile Albuquerque Knoxville Gym UIOT( Gold (up Gym Pocilico

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loch Roberts

Sterling Richards

Tyler Marlott

Poul Hamm

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I. loch Roberll 2. Joey Hogerly 3. Paul Homm 4. Ileriing Richordl 5. Tyler Morloll 6. Kevin Ton

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HIGH BAR

I. Ileriing Richordl 2. (orey Burch 3. Heolh Mueller 4. lloioh Vesl I. Kevin Ton 6. lInle Rehrig

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I. Paul Homm 2. (orey Burch

B.20 B.OO 7.95 7.BO 7.50 7.31

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227.650 226.425 222.B21

ALL-AROUND

I. Ileriing Richordl 2. Paul Homm 3. Tyler Morloll 4. HeolhMueller 5. Will Becker 6. (orey Burch 7. loch Roberll B. lloioh Vesl B. Joey Hogerly 10. Joey Korecki II. LOI'Mn Hili 12. KevinTon 13. Morgan Homm 14. Moll Melzger

Swiss Turners

STILL RINGS

JUNIOR ELITE CLASS III I. Region 9 2. Region I 3. Region 7

B.40 B.25 B.IO 7.95

POMMEL HORSE

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I. Brell Mc(lure 2. Ryan Roberll 3. J.G. Kelchom 4. Daniel Furney 5. Adom Berkenbile 6. Ileve Von Etten

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The u.s. team's problem event was optional pommel horse. The team had to count a 9.10 on pommel horse after Mihai Bagiu and John Roethlisberger both took uncharacteristic falls on that event. "I take responsibility For John (Roethlisberger) and Mihai's (Bagiu) mistakes (on pommel horse)," said Kormann. "Iencouraged them to do a more difficult routine. It just caught up with us. We needed a little bit more time." However; adding the halF point from the fall to the team score, the U.S. still would have been just shy of the bronze medal. "Our team has come together," said Jair Lynch. "We worked hard to hit routines, and that is what a team is all about." High bar was the U.S. team's highest scoring event in compulsory and optional combined scores. The men's team included: Mihai Bagiu, Jair Lynch, John Macready, John Roethlisberger, Kip Simons, Chainey Umphrey and Blaine Wilson. ALL-AROUND FINALS 1995 World Champion Li Xiaoshuang from China defended his all-around title scoring a 58.423 and narrowly defeating Russia's Alexei Nemov For the gold. The bronze medal went to Belarus' Vitaly Scherbo, who was upset with his third place standing.

Roethlisberger finished seventh and was pleased with his finish. "I finally broke into the top 10," he said. "I have been trying For eight years. My perFormance was as close to good as I could have done. I'm psyched and I'll compete For another year at least."

bettered in 1984 when Peter Vidmar took second, Mitch Gaylord Fifth and Bart Conoer sixth. Also, Frank Haubold Finished sixth in 1932. John Macready Finished 29th, after an uncharacteristic Fall on Floor. "It was the most amazing meet of my liFe," said Macready. "I made one mistake on Floor but I'm young and it was a good experience For me. In Four years, I' m still going to be competing ." EVENT FINALS Wilson gualified on rings and Lynch qualified on porallel bars For the U.S. Thanks to the luck of the draw, Wilson was up first on rings and, although he hit a clean routine and scored a 9.737, he Finished in a tie For seventh place. Lynch, who was up last in the lineup, scored a 9.825 to earn the silver medal-the only medal earned by the U.S. men at the 1996 Games. "I was very surprised because I' thought I'd won," said Lynch . "I thought the set would go 9.85. I'm very satisFied though. I did everything I was supposed to do. I didn't see Rustam Sharipov's routine so I don't know iF he did better."

/U.s. Rhythmic contiruetl from page 28) January at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst."

The all-around medalists were as FoIbNs: Gold-Ekaterina Serebryanskaya (Ukraine); Silver-Ianina Batyrchina (Russia); and BronzeElena Vitrichenko (Ukraine). GROUP COMPETITION The Rhythmic Group competition made its debut at the 1996 Olympic Games. The U.S. group came away with a positive outlook and a good experience despite not making the finals.

expected us to do as well as we did . We really started something For rhythmic gymnastics," added group member Challen Sievers. The U.S. was among the nine groups that showcased the new Olympic sport. They performed two routines: one consisted of Five hoops and the other was a combination of three balls and two ribbons.

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Although the U.S. group placed ninth in the qualification round , they were happy to have the experience of participating at the Olympic Games. "We went in as the underdogs and we tried our best. We had hopes we would make it to the Finals. Overall, it was a great learning experience; in liFe and in general," said Brandi Siegel.

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Spain took first placed followed by Bulgaria and Russia .

Lynch's medal is the First earned by a male AfricanAmerican gymnast at an Olympic Games. It's also a sweet reward for staying in .the sport since he just missed a medal on parallel bars at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

Wilson also broke into the top group, Finishing 1oth. 'With the exception of pommel horse, I'm excited about my perFormance," Wilson said. "I hit six routines, and I can't ask more than that. I just went out and did the best I could." Roeihlisberger and Wilson's all-around Finishes are near the top of the list For the U.S .-only SEP TE MBER / OC TOBER

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