GYMN-L Digest - 10 Mar 1996 to 11 Mar 1996 - Special issue

There are 19 messages totalling 629 lines in this issue.

Topics in this special issue:

  1. Perfect 10's (4)
  2. Nation's Capitol Cup (AA)
  3. Schmiden rhythmic Int'l
  4. IRC (2)
  5. IRC for Europeans
  6. American cup 1990
  7. Gymnastics dolls
  8. Budget Rent A Car Inv'l
  9. Gremlins
 10. GYMN TV.
 11. Pikes Peak Invitational
 12. new info on the 97 code
 13. International Gymnix Event Finals
 14. USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals
 15. Gymnix - Junior AA commentary (long)


Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 1996 13:51:04 -0600
Subject: Perfect 10's

When was the last time a gymnast (M/F) recieved a 10 in international eliet
(elite) competition? I can't remember!!



Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 199614:02:04 -0500
From:    ***@USAID.GOV>
Subject: Nation's Capitol Cup (AA)

1996 Capital Cup
9 March 1996
Bullis Prep School
Potomac, MD

(Open Competition - Session 5)

Individual Events


Vault (Top 3 Finishers)

9.900     Mohini Bhardwaj     Brown's of Houston A
9.625     Katie Hornecker     Illinois Gymnastics A
9.425     Kelly Shore         American Twisters
9.425     Maryann Esposito    Hill's Gymnastics A

Uneven Bars

9.875     Mohini Bhardwaj     Brown's of Houston A
9.875     ? (couldn't hear)   MarVaTeens
9.775     Kathleen Shrieves   MarVaTeens

Balance Beam

9.800     Mohini Bhardwaj     Brown's of Houston A
9.550     Jaime Graziano      American Twisters
9.450     Amy Kuczera         Illinois Gymnastics A

Floor Exercise

9.800     Mohini Bhardwaj     Brown's of Houston A
9.750     Katie Hornecker     Illinois Gymnastics A
9.725     Jaime Graziano      American Twisters

JUNIORS (8-14)


9.550     Shannon Watt        American Twisters
9.500     Cory Fritzinger     Gymstrada
9.400     Jennifer French     High Point Gymnastics
9.400     Marissa Medal       American Twisters

Uneven Bars

9.750     Cory Fritzinger     Gymstrada
9.700     Breanne Rutherford  New England Express
9.650     Shannon Watt        American Twisters
9.600     Marissa Medal        American Twisters

Balance Beam

9.500     Breanne Rutherford  New England Express
9.475     Shannon Watt        American Twisters
9.475     Jennifer French     High Point Gymnastics
9.425     Julie Howard        Brown's of Houston A

Floor Exercise

9.825     Shannon Watt        American Twisters
9.825     Julie Rankin        Brown's of Houston
9.775     Cory Fritzinger     Gymstrada
9.775     Mary Fjordholm      Brown's of Houston

Junior AA (Top 6)             Senior AA (Top 4)

38.500    Shannon Watt        39.375    Mohini Bhardwaj
38.300    Breanne Rutherford  38.175    Jaime Graziano
38.050    Cory Fritzinger     38.000    Katie Hornecker
37.975    Jennifer French     37.675    Kathleen Shrieves
37.425    Marissa Medal
37.250    Ashley Powell (MarVaTeens)

Results from Event Finals (to be held later today) to follow, along
with team scores.



Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 1996 14:26:34 -0500
From:    ***@IC.AC.UK
Subject: Schmiden rhythmic Int'l

Schmiden Rhythmic International 1996

Schmiden, Germany - March, 1996.

Larissa Lukianenko dominated this event in a relatively weak
field. She is still as sharp as ever with smart quick handling
of the apparatus in all four events.

Also a welcome return to Tatiana Ogrizko in Belarus colours
after being absent for the whole of 1995. The Belarussians
were often being accused of being too thin in the past but I
don't think they will have that problem anymore. The Germans did
well too in front of the home support. Many gymnasts are
exhibiting a few new routines in preparation for the Atlanta


 1. Larissa Lukianenko          (BLR)   9.900
 2. Magdalena Brzeska           (GER)   9.725
 3. Tatiana Ogrizko             (BLR)   9.625
 4. Kristin Sroka               (GER)   9.300
 5. Katerina Skorupinska        (POL)   9.250
 6. Maria Vinogradova           (RUS)   9.150
 7. Lina Govorova               (RUS)   9.100
 8. Lital Baumwel               (ISR)   9.050


 1. Larissa Lukianenko          (BLR)   9.900
 2. Magdalena Brzeska           (GER)   9.725
 3. Tatiana Ogrizko             (BLR)   9.625
 4. Kristin Sroka               (GER)   9.425
 5. Kristina Kliukavichiute     (LIT)   9.200
 6. Lina Govorova               (RUS)   9.150
 7. Verjinia Ilieva             (BUL)   9.125
 8. Katerina Skorupinska        (POL)   8.725


 1. Larissa Lukianenko          (BLR)   9.900
 2. Magdalena Brzeska           (GER)   9.700
 3. Tatiana Ogrizko             (BLR)   9.650
=4. Verjinia Ilieva             (BUL)   9.200
=4. Katerina Skorupinska        (POL)   9.200
 6. Lina Govorova               (RUS)   9.150
 7. Keren Kestenbaum            (ISR)   9.050
 8. Kristin Sroka               (GER)   8.850


 1. Larissa Lukianenko          (BLR)   9.850
 2. Magdalena Brzeska           (GER)   9.750
 3. Kristin Sroka               (GER)   9.500
 4. Tatiana Ogrizko             (BLR)   9.400
 5. Verjinia Ilieva             (BUL)   9.050
 6. Lina Govorova               (RUS)   8.950
 7. Maria Vinogradova           (RUS)   8.900
 8. Lital Baumwel               (ISR)   8.700



Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 1996 11:34:34 -0800
From:    ***@IX.NETCOM.COM
Subject: IRC


We were wondering when and where the Gymnastics chats have been. We
have been going to and no one has bee there at the Sunday 2:00
time. Is it just because no one showed up,or was it changed? Gotta go!

Happy Gymnastics!

M & M  :)


Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 1996 14:54:03 -0500
From:    ***@IC.AC.UK
Subject: IRC for Europeans

This is especially for European Gymners... starting from this
week there is going to be an official Gymn time on the IRC
for Europeans on Thursdays at 8:00pm CET (Central European
Time) (For those of you in the UK, it will be 7:00pm). Of course
Americans and others are welcomed to join but this time was
scheduled to suit the Europeans especially. Same as the other
Gymn IRC, we will be on DALnet on channel #gymn. Examples of
DALnet servers are:       (UK)       port 7000             (USA)      port 6667             (Finland)  port 6667



Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 1996 12:07:19 -0400
From:    ***@HALCYON.COM
Subject: American cup 1990

I am trying to find the video of the 1990 American Cup. If somebody
knows where I can find it, please e-mail me.


Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 1996 17:39:21 -0500
From:    ***@YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: Gymnastics dolls

> Hi!
> We just thought there might be a few people out there that might be
> interested to hear that there is a gymnastics Cabbage Patch Doll now.
> It is so cute! She is wearing a  little USA leotard and biking shorts.
> These dolls are in honor of the Olympics and they have other athletic
> dolls too. We don't know how much they cost or where to get them (we
> are assuming a toy store) because we only saw them advertised on a
> commercial. Well, that's about it for now.

Way back when, when Cabbage Patch dolls were the huge rage and people
were flying halfway around the world to get them (c. 1984), we had a meet
with a team from Parkettes, and the girls from Parkettes had Cabbage Patch
dolls with leotards that perfectly matched their own, made (if I recall
correctly; I'm pretty sure I do) by the same person who made the girls'
leos.  The tiny leos were really cute.



Date:    Mon, 11 Mar 1996 09:47:30 +1000
From:    ***@STUDENT.GU.EDU.AU
Subject: Re: Perfect 10's

> When was the last time a gymnast (M/F) recieved a 10 in international eliet
> (elite) competition? I can't remember!!

Milosovici scored the last 10 in Barcelona, for her FX in EF.



Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 1996 19:14:17 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Budget Rent A Car Inv'l

Hi!  Has anyone heard anything about the Budget Rent A Car Invitational, a
Men's & Women's event to take place in Miami on April 6th?  I live herlive in
Miami and have not heard a word about it, nor is it on the local Ticketmaster
system.  The only way I know about it is from the calendar of events in IG,
USA Gymnastics & The web page for USAG.  I would like to know more about it
and what gymnasts are slated to attend.  We are a very hungry gymnastics
community here in South Fla and it's ashame that USAG is not publicizing this
event.  I would promote the heck out of something like this.

Please post info. or e-mail me



Date:    Mon, 11 Mar 1996 13:59:45 +1300
From:    ***@VOYAGER.CO.NZ
Subject: Gremlins

Sorry everyone, I noticed that gremlins got in my last post.

All of the half symbols came out reading BD for some reason.
I will try to remember to write fractions in full in future.
Unfortunately I was unable to see the Am cup so I was unaware whether Chuso
did a pike front half ( which you call a barani,  but we don't) or layout
front half.  Free cartwheels ( What we call Baranis) and aerials are not
considered saltos and cannot be used for bonus connections.



Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 1996 21:00:49 -0600
Subject: Perfect 10's

If it is true that no perfect 10s have been given since Barcelona, then how
will the new code be changed? Is it perfect now, since it keeps the scores
below 10 by keeping most gymnasts below the 10 SV? I wonder. Doesn't
the code normally get changed after every Olympics except for minor changes
that can occur at anytime?



Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 1996 21:05:38 -0600
Subject: GYMN TV.

Where do all the non-US, Euorpean, Canadian, and Australians get the
opportunity to see gymn (other than participating in some form [coach/athlete]?)
I wonder since it seems that most, but not all, of the traffic comes
from seemingly only a few people. I know that Sherwin talks about UK gymn,
the Aussies speak up, as do the Canadians, but this is an international
forum. So, I was wondering how the 'others' get there info? Do you have
access to US television like NBC and ESPN (which I know do go all across
the world.) Is EUROSPORT or other networks a source.

I was just wondering. Rachele routinely posts the stats about what people
are on this list. Though the majority are from US, I was wondering about
the other people on this list.



Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 1996 19:28:46 -0700
Subject: Pikes Peak Invitational

I hope this gets through as it is my first post to this list.  Was at the
Pikes Peak Invitational last night and got to see Kristy Powell land all
of her passes on floor.  It was a really good outing for her except she
decided to skip doing the beam.  I was kind of disappointed to see that
they decided to count only three events in the all around even though
Kristy was the only one who didn't do all four events.  I guess since
Colorado Aerials is the sponsor of the event they can choose whatever
they like.  I'm sure if she had competed beam she would have won that
also as she was dead on last night.  Hope she can hold on until Trials as
it should be an interesting meet!!



Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 1996 21:46:06 -0500
From:    ***@GNATNET.NET
Subject: Re: IRC

It's just been that few people have shown up the last few weeks. Sorry!
I'm busy cramming for finals! :)

> Hi!
> We were wondering when and where the Gymnastics chats have been. We
> have been going to and no one has bee there at the Sunday 2:00
> time. Is it just because no one showed up,or was it changed? Gotta go!
> Happy Gymnastics!
> M & M  :)


Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 1996 18:58:29 -0800
From:    ***@MCN.ORG
Subject: Re: Perfect 10's

>When was the last time a gymnast (M/F) recieved a 10 in international eliet
>(elite) competition? I can't remember!!

I don't know if it was an international competition, but to my memory Mo
Huilan scored a 10 on uneven bars in one of the major meets held in Asia. I
think it was last year and it was perhaps the China Cup.



Date:    Sun, 10 Mar 1996 23:15:10 +0000
From:    ***@DORSAI.ORG
Subject: new info on the 97 code

There is a new page of additional interpretations on the 97 code up
on my pages

you can reach them via
or to

Attention NGJA members: If your email address in our directory was
wrong, or if you aren't listed at all, please let me know. We are
creating a secondary email listing.



Date:    Mon, 11 Mar 1996 01:43:18 -0400
Subject: International Gymnix Event Finals

Yowsa!  What a day!  Event Finals at International Gymnix 96!

Juniors and Seniors competed together under FIG Competition III rules today.
Things were a bit hectic trying to photograph and annotate what was
happening on 2 events at once.

Hill's Angel Dominique Dawes followed coach Kelli Hill's advice
and successfully fended off the "Meet Monster" (or "Meat Monster"?) &
captured gold on all events that she competed on.  Dawes vaulted a
great Yurchenko layout 1.5 twist and a lofty front handspring front
pike stuck.  On bars, we were treated to the Hindorff that she left out

Oksana Chusovitina once again was relentless in keeping pace with
Dominique Dawes.  Look below and you'll see how close the scores
were on vault and bars.  Then they tied on beam, both performing

Dominique and Marilou Cousineau withdrew from floor finals.
This became Oksana's showcase opportunity and she certainly wowed
us all.  Shaquille O'Neal could walk under Oksana's opening double layout,
followed back with the tucked full out that she opted not to do
yesterday.  I still don't know whether Lynn Smith's panel of judges
gave her a D or an E on that (maybe she'll tell us if she reads
this post ;^).  Nevertheless, the start value was undisputedly
10.0 here as the 3rd tumbling line had a nice front full
stretched to a front half stretched (D+C .3).  She makes this look
so easy, eh?  Her Shushunova at the end is still the highest I've
ever seen anyone do - horizontally a good 4 feet off the ground.

In the junior finals, 14 year old Mary Elise Ray continued to
demonstrate the depth of the Hill's Angels team winning bars and
floor with impeccable execution.  A fall on her front tuck on
beam kept her out of the medals there, but on vault she placed a
close fourth as many of the junior finalists had noticeably weaker
"different" vaults. (Oh, BTW Guys, I looked up in my Code and the
penalty for doing the same vault in Competition III is 1.00 off the
averaged score of both vaults.  Shannon Johnson and Lisa Campagnolo
might've taken the hit for this.)

There's some hot moves down at the Flamengo club in Rio! No not a nightclub
-- a gym club! I personally enjoyed the Brazilians.  The juniors, 11 year
old Daniele Hipolito and 13 year old Ursula Flores, had great bar sets.
Flores does a Gienger shoot over to handstand and a double front tuck
dismount Hipolito does a Tkatchev counter straddle back to handstand
and a nice tight double layout flyaway.  Senior Soraya Carvalho showed
Boguinskaya-like style and artistry on beam and floor, where she placed
third and second, respectively.

Also to note, Gymnix junior Julie Beaulieu threw a tres beau double layout
full-out flyaway in warm-ups (but crashed it in competition).  Hope she
eventually gets this Coded, eh!

Well, it's getting late.  Chris and Dory should be home by now too, so look
for more news from them!

For now, I've just got the medallists and their scores for you.  The
printed output seems to be somewhat Swiss-cheesed and is missing scores
from girls who only competed on 1 event %*}.  Please stay tuned.

VAULT   JUNIOR               SENIOR
 1 Jamie Schell     9.2500   Dominique Dawes    9.6875
 2 Claudine Pinard  9.2000   Oksana Chusovitina 9.6625
 3 Kenzies Louch    9.1750   Marilou Cousineau  9.4250
 1 Mary Elise Ray   9.6000   Dominique Dawes    9.8750
 2 Ursula Flores    9.3500   Oksana Chusovitina 9.8500
 3 Daniele Hipolito 9.2500   Stephanie Hyett    9.7000
                             Marilou Cousineau  9.7000
 1 Claudine Pinard  9.4250   Oksana Chusovitina 9.7500
                             Dominique Dawes    9.7500
 2 Megan Dash       8.9750
 3 Ursula Flores    8.9000   Soraya Carvalho    9.7000
 1 Mary Elise Ray   9.4500   Oksana Chusovitina 9.8250
 2 Shannon Johnson  9.1000   Soraya Carvalho    9.5250
 3 Megan Dash       9.0500   Krista Hirose      9.2250

This meet will not be televised.

Visit the web page at for
photos and full results later this week.

Have a nice week!



Date:    Mon, 11 Mar 1996 02:07:10 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals

USAG Collegiate Nationals will be held April 18-20 at Seattle Pacific
Univeristy in Seattle, Washington.  This will be the national championships
for Division II and Club Mens (UCLA, among others,  is now a club program)
and Dvision II Women.

This should be an exciting meet and I hope to meet any of you who come to the
meet.  I will be the meet director, so drop by and say hello.



Date:    Mon, 11 Mar 1996 03:05:38 -0500
From:    ***@YORKU.CA
Subject: Gymnix - Junior AA commentary (long)

        Okay, it's very late here, but I'm going to give it a shot anyway...
        So, Grace already posted some of the highlights, but I'll add
some of my own.  First, the juniors.
        Well, the junior meet started on a bit of a down, since I found
out right at the start that our top Junior, Sarah Running, undoubtedly
the most talented and promising gymnast our country has ever known, has
quit the sport.  She is so talented and probably could have won this
meet.  It's possible she'll be back, she's still young, who knows?
ANyway, back to the actual meet... I don't have the actual results in
front of me, so the order of my comments don't necessarily reflect the
order of finish.
        Hill's Angels presented four strong junior girls, and Mary Elise
Ray is particulalry impressive, so it looks like Kelli Hill should be on
the national scene for a while in the future.  Bars were particulary
strong for her, with a nice Tkatchev and one of the best double layouts
in the meet.  She also did a tucked 1/2 1/2 front V (as did two of her
teammates) which was solid, as well as a well completed 3twist on FX.
Jamie Schell, also of Hills, was quite good on bars, with a front-giant
to full pirouette, Jaeger (not consecutive, at least according to my
notes...I have to learn the FIG would make this a lot
easier...) and a double front dismount.  She was unfortunate to miss her
punch front on BB which held her back a bit.
        Elite Canada jr champ Claudine Pinard was solid, apart from a
missed punchy front on BB. She showed a nice Tkatchev on UB (and tried a
2front dismount in EF, which she missed, but it was nice to see her
trying some new things), and a solid 1/2 1/2 front tuck on V.  Her
tumbling was a bit weak (2.5 twist, front layout PF, front full), but
hopefully that will improve as she moves up to senior.
        Abby Pearson from Bluewater had what appeared to me to be a good
meet, and she was horribly underscored for some reason.  She threw *2*
rulfovas on BB (she's the first and only canadian to have done this
skill), a nice Jaeger on UB, and a 3twist on FX.  The judges must not
like her for some reason, since I also thought she was ripped of at Elite
Canada.  Oh well....
        The Brazilians were impressive, with Daniele Hipoloto throwing
one of the best double layouts off UB, as well as a Tkatchev.  Although
her 2twisting front on FX was good, as Grace mentioned, she had a scary
moment when on her last pass her 2.5 PF landed right on her back.  Her 3
twist earlier in the routine was good, as I recall, and she definitely
has talent for the future.  Her teammate Ursula Flores also showed good
work, especially on UB where her full pirouette to double front dimount
was way too coo.  She also did a RO ff 2tuck off BB, which must have been
good, since I didn't say otherwise in my notes.
        Other brightspots included Kate Richardson of BC, who is *so*
tiny (no taller than the V horse) who did a nice tucked front there, and
2 ffs to 2 tuck off BB.  Erin Dooley of Hill's did a neat handspring rudi
off BB (sorry I didn't get any notes on the other Hill's girl...Is
Christine Mary Elise's sister?).  Megan Dash of Saskatchewan had a good
meet, but - Dory is going to kill me for this - I didn't take any notes
on her routines.  Off the top of my head, I recall a front full PF and
2.5 twist on FX, and a tucked front vault?  In any case, she is one to
watch for in the future.
        Those are basically all of the notes I have for the juniors.  I'd
like to say that while Julie Bealieu had a rough meet, she is one to
watch for and has much potential IMHO.  I'm hoping, for the sake of the
progress of the sport in this country, (or should I say survival?) that
the Canadian coaches are just taking things slowly?  I hope that they
have big things in store for these kids.  It seems like they have
potential (ie Julie's attempt at a layout full-out UB dismount - Grace,
wouldn't that be named after Diaz already?).
        Sorry for the disorder of this post, it's 3 a:m here, and I had a
5 1/2 hour train ride home tonight and I'm tired.  I'll post some notes
from the senior meet tomorrow...


End of GYMN-L Digest - 10 Mar 1996 to 11 Mar 1996 - Special issue