GYMN-L Digest - 3 Jun 1995 to 4 Jun 1995

There are 5 messages totalling 88 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Alexis Brion
  2. UK and Ireland
  3. USA/UKR in San Jose
  5. Benchmarking


Date:    Sun, 4 Jun 1995 12:27:19 PDT
From:    ***@MAIL.LSS.CO.ZA
Subject: Alexis Brion

I saw Alexis Brion on TV when she was 10 at the USAIGC championships. She was
doing triple twists and piked full twisting double backs. (I only saw her
floor unfortunately)
Helen.     :)


Date:    Sun, 4 Jun 1995 13:10:53 +0000
From:    ***@BROOKES.AC.UK
Subject: UK and Ireland

hi everyone in the UK and Ireland
I have so far only come across 2 other subscribers from Britain and would be
very interested to hesr from the rest of you
you can email me on
hope to hear from you soon


Date:    Sun, 4 Jun 1995 14:19:11 -0400
From:    ***@GEMS.VCU.EDU
Subject: Re: USA/UKR in San Jose

(I'm just posting this to the list in case anyone else is interested)
        Reaching back into seventh grade... Alexis is 12 (or somewhere
around 12, depending on what month her birthday is in) now, and she was
eight when she competed Level 6.  Actually, she sort of competed 6 and
8 at the same time.  It was really weird.  And at that time she'd
only been doing gymnastics for two years.  Or so I was told.


Date:    Sun, 4 Jun 1995 15:50:19 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM

I'm looking to find out where 96' USAIGC Championships are going to be held.
 I know the information gets posted at the championships themselves (I won't
be there) -- so if you could share this information that would be great.



Date:    Sun, 4 Jun 1995 16:55:43 -0700
From:    ***@IX.NETCOM.COM
Subject: Benchmarking

This is a note to all...

I am the parent of a 6-year old who is currently training at level 5 at
Karolyi's.  Although she is been in gymnastics for 2 years we are still
very much novices in terms of how she is doing and what kind of
potential she may have.  We are fortunate to be able to watch Kim
Zmeskal and other top gymnasts train, but I have never been able to
understand how to extrapolate my girls skills now against where she
might be able to go.

I was hoping that some of you on this listserv might be able to help
generate a benchmarking timeline of sorts which we could use to rate
her skills now versus what is typical for an average gymnasts and what
is typical for a world-class gymnast.

For example, age 6 - average = almost a kip, back handspring, front
walk over - world-class = kip, multiple back handspring.  Where these
skills can be matched up against specific events this is even better.

We are trying very hard to not fall into the category of pushy parents,
but with gymnastics taking 22 hours per week + a lot of $, etc.  We are
interested in understanding where she is on the curve and as time goes
on age 7,8,9, etc. where she will need to be if by 14,15 she wants to
be competing at near the top.

If I can get some good replies from this I will assemble the
information and re-send it back out for others.



End of GYMN-L Digest - 3 Jun 1995 to 4 Jun 1995