GYMN-L Digest - 22 May 1995 to 23 May 1995

There are 3 messages totalling 109 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. FX Bonus (W)
  2. More Out-of-the-Mainstream Gym News (2)


Date:    Tue, 23 May 1995 11:30:54 -0400
Subject: FX Bonus (W)

For your further edification ;)

Indirect acrobatic connections of two or more saltos in a:

-- C-salto series:

C+C, A+A+C, A+B+C = 0.1
A+C+C, A+A+A+C = 0.2

-- D-salto series:

A+D, B+D = 0.1
C+D = 0.2

Direct acrobatic connections of:

-- two or three acrobatic flight elements in same directional line
(forward or backward)

-- two saltos with directional change in first salto (also with third
acrobatic element), or

-- two counter saltos (also with third acrobatic element)

A+B, B+C, B+B+B = 0.1
A/B+D, A/B+A+C, B+B+C, C+C = 0.2
C+D, A+A+D and more difficult = 0.3
(A-elements must be saltos; B and more difficult may be executed with or
without hand support)

Connections of two different gymnastic or two gym/acro elements:

C+C, D+B = 0.1
D+C, D+D = 0.2

Connections of three different gymnastic or three gym/acro elements (g/a/g
or a/g/a):

B+C+C = 0.1
C+C+C, B+B+D, B+C+D = 0.2
C+C+D and more difficult = 0.3

There are sometimes little quirks or things that are unclear or not
intuitively obvious (on every event, not just FX), so it's often a good
idea to check connections with a judge if you can.



Date:    Tue, 23 May 1995 21:13:01 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: More Out-of-the-Mainstream Gym News

A much-edited item from the AP


Retired Vice Adm. Paul D.Stroop, a 39-year Navy veteran, died Wednesday after
a brief illness.  He was 90.

Stroop was chief of the Bureau of Weapons in Washington when he was selected
in 1962 for promotion to vice admiral and assigned as commander of the Naval
Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet at North Island.

A native of Zanesville, Ohio, Stroop grew up in Mobile, Ala. Later, he was an
All-American and intercollegiate champion gymnast at the U.S. Naval Academy
and an alternate on the 1928 U.S. Olympic team.


Date:    Tue, 23 May 1995 22:09:18 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: More Out-of-the-Mainstream Gym News

Admiral Stroop had a long and distinguished Naval career. Although it is
little known, those weapons that everybody talks about having won the Gulf
War came about as a result of his initiative in the early 1960s. Regardless
of your feelings about war, he was an outstanding leader and a visionary in
his field.

Admiral Stroop defies what has become in the United States a major
stereotype. Most observers of sport, and many athletes themselves, expect
that when a gymnast can no longer compete, the only logical career to pursue
is to be a coach, an official, or a sportscaster.

Nothing could be further from the truth. The only reason this misperception
exists is because nobody has ever done anything to try and change it. The
myth has turned into a self fulfilling prophecy.

The plain fact is this: if you have the discipline to compete in gymnastics
at a regional, national, or international level, AND you have a college
degree, you have what it takes to be successful in any number of fields. This
is the message we should convey to our children and, in fact, to our past and
present competitors.

This is the most important lesson Admiral Stroop can give our community.
Thank you, Mara, for bringing it up.



End of GYMN-L Digest - 22 May 1995 to 23 May 1995