GYMN-L Digest - 1 May 1996

There are 3 messages totalling 65 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Diane Durham and Intro
  2. 1997 European Cup
  3. Level 10 National championships


Date:    Tue, 30 Apr 1996 21:51:34 -0700
From:    ***@IX.NETCOM.COM
Subject: Re: Diane Durham and Intro

Julie said:

<<There has been a lot of discussion of the great Diane Durham lately.
For those of you who are newer to this sport, I would like to remind
everyone how great an athlete she was.  Diane was always neck and neck
with Mary
lou Retton and I am positive that if she had been allowed to compete in
Los Angeles she would have medaled many times over.  Do yourselves
afavor and get some old tapes of her.  She was a powerhouse!>>

Hi.  Following the recent trend, I'll introduce myself.  My name is
Kerri.  I'm 27, live in Chicago, and work with accounting software.
I've been on the list for 9 months but don't post often.  I learned
most my gymnastics at summer camp but took some lessons in high school
for cheerleading.  I have been following gymnastics for as long as I
can remember!!

So, this leads me to my question.  I agree with Julie, that everyone
should check out routines of Diane Durham.  She was a very powerful and
dynamic gymnast.  I remember watching a dual individual meet on ESPN in
'82 or '83 that was between Diane Durham and Mary Lou Retton.  I forgot
who won.  I was surprised that she didn't participate in the '84
Olympics. Why wasn't she allowed to compete?

Kerri :)


Date:    Wed, 1 May 1996 01:54:11 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: 1997 European Cup

Does anyone know where the 1997 European Cup for artistic gymnastics is being

Also, what about the '97 European Youth Olympic Days?




Date:    Wed, 1 May 1996 02:29:03 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM>]
Subject: Level 10 National championships

We're leaving tomorrow for Atlanta for the Level 10 national championships.
My daughter is competing in the Junior A division on friday night.  In
talking to some friends at Dynamo in Oklahoma I was told that region 3 is
always much stronger than any other region. (We're in region one.) Is there a
lot of regional variation?  Is Region 3 that strong?  I've also heard that
judges in Region one tend to be more conservative than region 3?  Any truth
to this.  We participated in the Pike's Peak Classic in Colorado which is in
Region 3.  The judges did seem to be scoring higher than I was accustomed to
seeing .  I'm going to take my laptop with me and not miss any news.
 Saludos, Ramon.


End of GYMN-L Digest - 1 May 1996