GYMN-L Digest - 20 Feb 1996 to 21 Feb 1996

There are 14 messages totalling 377 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Buckeye Classic (scores)
  2. <No subject given>
  3. new subscriber
  4. Questions to All
  5. Summer Gymnastics Camps
  6. GYMN-L Digest - 19 Feb 1996 to 20 Feb 1996
  7. Olympic Rotation (2)
  8. Coaching Resource
  9. Hello!!
 10. one arm giants- Womens unevens
 11. Olympics, GYMN, and the WWW.
 12. Greatest Moments
 13. RSG - need results for Canadian Olympic Trial


Date:    Mon, 19 Feb 1996 19:09:03 -0500
From:    ***@USAID.GOV
Subject: Buckeye Classic (scores)

1996 Buckeye Classic
17 February 1996
Celeste Center, Ohio State Fairgrounds
Columbus, OH

(Open Competition)

                                VT    UB    BB    FX    AA
Andree Pickens+     Cypress   9.850 9.775 9.650 9.850 39.125
Mohini Bhardwaj+    Brown's   9.450 9.800 9.550 9.775 38.575
Monica Flammer+     Cypress   9.500 9.700 9.750 9.625 38.575
Aileen Diaz+        Brown's   9.600 9.600 9.625 9.650 38.475
Katie Dyson+        Cypress   9.500 9.650 9.725 9.450 38.200
Annette Taylor+     Cypress   9.325 9.650 9.400 9.650 38.025
Katie Taylor        Kentwood  9.500 9.125 9.700 9.625 37.950
Melinda Baimbridge  Cypress   9.300 9.650 9.725 9.050 37.725
Kristen Thome       Cypress   9.275 9.575 9.425 9.450 37.725
Marline Stephens    Cypress   9.625 9.475 9.475 9.075 37.650
Kelly Parkinson+    Cypress   9.300 9.450 9.225 9.600 37.575
Tara Phillips       Cypress   9.350 9.100 9.300 9.675 37.425
Kathy Ligon+        Cypress   9.275 9.425 9.100 9.575 37.375
Ashley Stewart+     Cypress   9.500 9.625 9.175 9.000 37.300
Kendall Beck        Cypress   9.575 9.425 8.525 9.775 37.300
Randi Liljenquist+  D. Devils 9.100 8.850 9.450 9.675 37.075
Anna Tune+          Cypress   9.250 9.225 9.225 9.225 36.925
Michelle Hess+      Buckeye   9.400 8.650 9.150 9.600 36.800
Laura Moon+         D. Devils 9.175 9.000 9.475 9.150 36.800
Lindsay Wing        Cypress   9.150 9.400 8.850 9.375 36.775
Kristin Sterner     Kentwood  9.000 9.500 8.675 9.525 36.700
Marie Fjordholm     Brown's   9.300 7.950 9.675 9.475 36.400
Kelly Christensen+  D. Devils 9.375 8.325 8.800 9.550 36.050
Melissa Vituj       Kentwood  9.050 8.125 8.450 9.425 35.050
Melissa Minshull+   Camberley 8.825 8.150 8.375 8.525 33.875
Missy Thompson      Kentwood  8.400 7.775 8.300 8.400 32.875
Erin Williams       Kentwood  8.700 8.250 8.550 9.050 34.550
Claire Tapper       Camberley 8.500 7.650 8.550 7.000 31.700

Teams 1. Cypress C  153.475
      2. Cypress B  150.825
      3. Brown's A  149.775

+ indicates ages 15+;  all others 9-14

I'm missing a couple of the competitors---this was copied mostly from a score
sheet on a wall, so I apologize for any errors, mispellings, omissions, etc;
I'll post additions and corrections as soon as I get them, if someone else
doesn't do it first (hint hint).



Date:    Tue, 20 Feb 1996 07:31:37 -0500
From:    ***@PIPELINE.COM
Subject: <No subject given>

Subject: Re:      Amy Scherr/1 arm giant

>I was wondering what value the one-arm giant was given, on women's

In Sabae, the one-arm giant was rated a C, and the one-arm Gienger a D.
What a rip! [no pun intended <g>]



Date:    Tue, 20 Feb 1996 08:05:01 -0500
Subject: new subscriber

        Hi everyone.  I am a new subscriber and am not really sure of the
proper way to introduce myself.  Here goes anyway...My name is Leslie
and I live in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.  I am 29 years old and work at a
lawyers office.  Other than work and my family (I have one son) all I live
for is gymnastics (women's artistic).  I have a sister, Jennifer, who is 19,
and also a gym fanatic.   I fell in love with gymnastics when I was 9 years
old and saw Nadia compete in Montreal.  Recently I was fortunate enough to
have the opportunity to meet her.

        From my e-mail address, you can see that I am a true Romanian fan.
Starting with Nadia, on to Szabo, Silivas and now Marinescu.  Some other
favorites include Naimushina, N. Frolova, Omeliantchik and Chusovitina. I
have a large video collection (a few hundred tapes) and enjoy doing trades.

        I look forward to sharing opinions and ideas with you and if anyone
would like some personal information on Elena Davydova, Christina Bontas or
Vanda Hadarean, feel free to write to me as I am friends with them (in
particular, Elena).

        Hope to hear from you soon, Leslie.


Date:    Tue, 20 Feb 1996 09:59:13 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Questions to All

Dear Gymners,

      First of all I can't wait to watch the Peachtree Invite on ESPN.  Will
they be televising both juniors and seniors?  I really want to see Jennie
Thompson back in action.  Why did she go back to the juniors instead of

     Now, about the televising of the Cat Classic with Shannon, is the Prime
Sports Network a national channel or little, local station somewhere in the

     The main reason for this letter is that I'm looking to talk to a
certified level 6 judge.  If there is one out there who'd like to chat with
me, e-mail me.


Date:    Tue, 20 Feb 1996 10:48:38 -0500
From:    ***@JMU.EDU
Subject: Summer Gymnastics Camps

I am interested in possibly coaching this summer at a gymnastics camp or just a
regular summer camp that has girls' gymnastics.  I know there are a lot of
these opportunities in PA and New England, but I am curious if anyone knows of
anything in the Virginia, North Carolina area. I am a college junior
and want to spend my last summer off doing something different and fun.
If you have any information that may be of interest to me, please respond to me
by e-mail.  Thank you!   --Becki


Date:    Tue, 20 Feb 1996 10:56:49 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: GYMN-L Digest - 19 Feb 1996 to 20 Feb 1996

In a message dated 96-02-20 06:02:22 EST, you write:

>Subject: Re: Coaching in the US
>Maybe someone can enlighten me.
>I was stunned to read in one of the weekend digests that there is no
>official structure for US coaching - have I interpreted the comment
>correctly? Does the USGF (?) not have some kind of program for this?
>And if I'm right in believing that there is no accreditation system
>for US coaches, doesn't that have huge legal etc. ramifications?
>Sorry, I was just struck by this, particularly as it's in one of the
>world's top gymn-ing countries! If I've completely missed the point,
>please let me know! :)

USAG has several Professional Development Programs (PDP) for various levels
of instructor training from their Kinder Accreditation for Teachers (KAT) to
their various levels of coach trainings.  There is also a Safety
Certification Course.  USAG also provides video tapes and books for
gymnastics education.  For more info you can call them at 317-237-5050.



Date:    Tue, 20 Feb 1996 12:56:48 EST
From:    ***@MMC.MARYMT.EDU
Subject: Olympic Rotation

I know that this is a stupid question, but could someone tell me
what the order is for Olympic Rotation.

Nikki =]


Date:    Tue, 20 Feb 1996 12:59:54 -0500
Subject: Coaching Resource

I thought that maybe some of you might be interested in this WWW page as it
deals with high performance coaching, and there has been a thread of
coaching questions out there lately.
>Subject: Coaching Resource
>Date: Thu, 30 Nov 95 23:42:16 GMT
>Summary: Sport science articles are analyzed and their implications for
coaching explained.
>Keywords: coaching, science, implications
>On 11/29/95 a new sport coaching resource was launched at San Diego
>State University.  It is the first of its kind, an electronic journal
>called COACHING SCIENCE ABSTRACTS, and is free on the World Wide Web.
> The journal should have some interest to anyone involved in sport
>coaching.  It is particularly relevant to high performance.  To access
>the journal use a web-browser for the URL
>It is worth a look.


Date:    Tue, 20 Feb 1996 13:22:07 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Hello!!

Hello. My name is Saralyn, and I have recently become a member of
Gymn. I am 14-years-old, and I live in Long Beach, New York. I have been
doing gymnastics since I was about six. I now compete on the Long Beach
Varsity team. We took third place in our section for the 95-96 season. I am
in ninth grade. We have a fairly young team, and we hope to make it to
counties and section I by next season. I am happy to be part of Gymn, and
look foward to hearing from all of you. Since I am currently on a team, I
will be attending several meets, so when I get the results, I'll post them
ASAP. Since I'm still pretty new to all of this internet stuff, when
e-mailing me, please try to keep the technical words to a minimum, since I
don't know what half of them mean. Thank you for your time, hope to hear from
you all soon!


Date:    Wed, 21 Feb 1996 11:49:10 +1300
From:    ***@VOYAGER.CO.NZ
Subject: one arm giants- Womens unevens

Hi everyone I am pleased to be able to answer Shawn's question re one
arm giants.
The Chinese gymnast Liu Xuan submitted this element to FIG WTC as a new
element for evaluation at the Sabae World Champs.  She was doing it in
Podium training and also doing a gienger salto on HB from a one arm entry. I
know she competed it in the USA prior to Sabae. There was an editorial in
the IG about it.
WTC only rated it a C much to the Chinese Federation's anger. Consequently
she did not perform it as then her routine would not have a start value of
10.  She rearranged her routine for the comptetition which unfortunately I
did not see as I was on vault the whole meet.  The movement was rated a C
not because it was not difficult (it is) but because Jackie Fie (FIG/WTC
Pres)  said that they did not want to encouraged these types of moves (1
arm) because of probable medical problems with muscle imbalance etc, giving
it a C makes it not worth doing.
The move was not given a number or added to the list of new elements because
it was not performed.  It will only be included in the code if it is
performed at a Worlds or Olympics.
I also was told in Sabae that all movements with take off from the feet,  ie
sole circle sqat on's etc will be removed from the new code. Obviously toe
shoot fronts etc will stay.
Avril Enslow, <enslow&>
New Zealand
ps any Aussies out there?


Date:    Tue, 20 Feb 1996 21:36:25 -0600
Subject: Olympics, GYMN, and the WWW.

For those of you who have WWW access, which pretty much means alot of you,
NBC, the network which has sole television rights for the 1996 Olympic
Games, has a WWW page. The address is:

At this address, you can find a few gymnastics related things. First, there is
the 'Day in the LIfe of an Olympic Hopeful'. One of the hopefuls listed is
Dominique Dawes. There is alittle bit of info about her. Also, there is another
page called '100 Greateast Moments in Olympic History', which is, really,
and avertizement for the book by the same name. There, you can read alittle
bit about the Japanese gymnast who performed with a broken knee cap during
the games. Finally, there is, if you look for it in the 'Athlete of the week'
section, a bit about Dominique Moceanu.

So, it seems that therei is some information about gymnastics reaching the
WWW other than gymn in a positive way. Enjoy.

The pages are quite interesting, including info about the mascots (Well, at
least I found it interesting!).



Date:    Tue, 20 Feb 1996 21:13:32 -0600
From:    ***@SCOTT.NET
Subject: Re: Olympic Rotation

There are no stupid questions..

The rotation is Vault Bars Beam Floor.


Date:    Tue, 20 Feb 1996 23:49:50 -0500
Subject: Greatest Moments

>For those of you who have WWW access, which pretty much means alot of you,
>NBC, the network which has sole television rights for the 1996 Olympic
>Games, has a WWW page. The address is:
>At this address, you can find a few gymnastics related things. First, there is
>the 'Day in the LIfe of an Olympic Hopeful'. One of the hopefuls listed is
>Dominique Dawes. There is alittle bit of info about her. Also, there is another
>page called '100 Greateast Moments in Olympic History', which is, really,
>and avertizement for the book by the same name.

I got a copy of this book for Christmas.  For all of you Olympics fans it's
definitely a "must have".  I don't have my copy close at hand, but I
remember it has articles on Mary Lou Retton and Peter Vidmar.  But one of
the greatest spots is on two Japaneese friends and teammates entitled
"Friends Forever"  or "Eternal Friends"  something like that.  It was one of
the Games prior to WW II.  They came in 2d and 3d, but had their medals cut
in half and rejoined so that each was half silver and half bronze.  A great
tribute to the true Olympic spirit.


Date:    Tue, 20 Feb 1996 22:53:41 -0800
From:    ***@UNISERVE.COM
Subject: RSG - need results for Canadian Olympic Trial

Anyone going out to Edmonton for the Olympic trial and have report on the
event and/or results?  Any information is much appreciated.
Mario        \O/   /\   (father of a young rhythmic gymnast)
              l    ll


End of GYMN-L Digest - 20 Feb 1996 to 21 Feb 1996