GYMN-L Digest - 8 Jul 1995 to 9 Jul 1995

There are 4 messages totalling 102 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Euro Men's Team (2)
  2. Israel at Europeans. (2)


Date:    Sun, 9 Jul 1995 01:25:40 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Euro Men's Team

I'm assuming the following result is men's:

      PRAGUE, July 7 (Reuter) - Results at the European gymnastics
championships on Friday:

    Team event:

 1. Russia              38,875 points

 2. Bulgaria            38,825

 3. Spain               38,625

 4. Belarus             38,400

 5. Ukraine             38,125

 6. France              38,025

 7. Germany             37,600

 8. Greece              37,500

 9. Italy               37,425

 10. Hungary            37,400




Date:    Sun, 9 Jul 1995 02:49:00 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Euro Men's Team

>I'm assuming the following result is men's:

Umm, no it's most certainly *NOT*.

European Championships are currently a bi-annual type event and this is the
 "off" year for men's, women's, and rhythmic Sr's.

Last year the men meet in Prague and the girls in Stockholm. Ivankov took the
men's AA title and Belarus stunned Russia for the team title (they could have
up to 6 or 7 gymnasts, with 5 on each event, and 4 scores counting). Gogean
took the women's AA and Romania walked away with the team title as expected.

It was the first time that team medals were awarded for Sr.'s. It was also
the first time that the Jr. (M&W) titles were contested at the same time as
the Sr.'s. In the Jr. Division the AA winners were Evgeny Zhukov of Russia
(it was his second consecutive Jr. Euro title) for the men and Alexandria
Marinescu of Romania for the women. There was no team title for the Jr.s this
time around (if there had been, Russia would have easily won the men's and
Romania the women's based on indivdual scores).

The only European Championships *this* year are the Rhythmic Group and Jr.
sections, and that's only because those athletes didn't get a European Cup
like everyone else (the RSG European Cup was for Sr. individuals only).

The results Mara got from the AP (which were marked only with "European
Championships results") are the same as the ones that Sherwin has been
faithfully posting after getting to see the comp. live on EuroSport.



Date:    Sun, 9 Jul 1995 12:48:12 -0600
Subject: Israel at Europeans.

Why does Israel get to compete at the European Championships?



Date:    Sun, 9 Jul 1995 22:20:41 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Israel at Europeans.

>Why does Israel get to compete at the European Championships?

Because when they were with their geographical area's gymnastics association,
the other (Arab) countries wouldn't invite them to anything.  In '87 or
thereabouts (I think -- can someone check this?), they asked to switch to the
European association and, needless to say, the request was granted.



End of GYMN-L Digest - 8 Jul 1995 to 9 Jul 1995