GYMN-L Digest - 18 Apr 1996 to 19 Apr 1996

There are 4 messages totalling 66 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Letters to Oprah
  2. Worlds: Canada Qualifies One Gymnast to Finals!
  3. Oprah FAX # (312) 633-0606
  4. <No subject given>


Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 23:21:35 PDT
From:    ***@EPIX.NET
Subject: Letters to Oprah

Does anyone know what address I can write to with complaints
about Oprah's show.




Date:    Thu, 18 Apr 1996 23:54:01 -0400
From:    ***@COQUI.NET
Subject: Worlds: Canada Qualifies One Gymnast to Finals!

In semi-final action at the 1996 World Gymnastics Championships, Richard
Ikeda from British Columbia grabbed the eighth spot on men's horizontal
bar tonight with a solid performance to qualify for the final round.
With a score of 9.550, Richard will compete with Vitaly Scherbo and 6
others on Saturday evening.

There were a number of falls from the high bar beginning with a
disastrous performance by former world champion Ivan Ivankov of Belarus
who finished last.  Alan Nolet of Burlington, Ontario overshot his
one-arm Tkatchev by about 3 feet and ended up in 14th place.  Falls by
all other big guns eliminated Germany's Andreas Wecker and Russia's
Alexei Voropaev.

Richard also competed on parallel bars and came a respectable 12th
with a clean routine (9.512) in a high quality field.  He was tied with
Jesus Carballo of Spain.

Richard is competing here in San Juan without the coaching of his father
Mits Ikeda.

More on Richard tomorrow!




Date:    Fri, 19 Apr 1996 00:23:53 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Oprah FAX # (312) 633-0606

Just a short note to get the FAX (!) out.  Anyone interested in sending a
letter directly to Oprah regarding the "Pretty Girls in Little Boxes"  show
can send it by FAX to (312) 633-0606. I have read numerous powerful
statements here on the GYMN, and I think it would be worthwhile if the
authors of those comments sent them directly to the Oprah show.


Date:    Fri, 19 Apr 1996 01:29:50 -0500
From:    ***@MAIL.MYRIAD.NET
Subject: <No subject given>

Has anyone heard the rumor that USAG was making it a new rule that you could
no longer skip level 7?  I would really like to know.


End of GYMN-L Digest - 18 Apr 1996 to 19 Apr 1996