June 21, 2004 |
His favorite television show is the irreverent comedy "The Simpsons." His favorite movie is the grossly irreverent "Happy Gilmore." He loves to drive his car, eat junk food, shop for cool shoes. Alexander Artemev is the All-American boy. Until he slips onto the parallel bars or slides onto the floor exercise mat or rises gently onto the still rings.
July 14, 2003 |
Morgan Hamm, Blaine Wilson, Brett McClure and Raj Bhavsar were selected Sunday to the United States men's team for the World Gymnastics Championships on Aug. 16-24 at the Arrowhead Pond. Paul Hamm and Jason Gatson had won berths by finishing first and second, respectively, in the U.S. championships in June. Alexander Artemev and Guard Young were designated as alternates. Wilson, 28, has the most international experience after competing in two Olympics and four world championships.
June 20, 2008 |
PHILADELPHIA -- He has a sore knee, sore ankle and sore back. "The trifecta," Justin Spring said. Spring, 24, of Burke, Va., energized the crowd at the Wachovia Center in spite of the pain and brought tears to the eyes of his coach Thursday night with a gritty performance in the first round of the U.S. men's gymnastics Olympic trials. Spring made a last-minute decision to compete on floor exercise as well as doing planned routines on high bar, still rings, vault and parallel bars.
August 8, 2007 |
* KOSUKE KITAJIMA, Japan, swimming -- Kitajima, 24, won two gold medals at the 2004 Olympics, in the 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes, and is the world leader this year in the 200. His controversial style has prompted protests, but he has never been disqualified from a major meet. * OUSSAMA MELLOULI, Tunisia, swimming -- Mellouli, 23, is ranked first in the world in men's 800 meters and fifth in the 400 individual medley. He swam four years for USC.
June 22, 2008 |
PHILADELPHIA -- Now, comes the hard part. Paul Hamm and Jonathan Horton were named to the U.S. men's Olympic gymnastics team Saturday, appropriate nods to the injured Hamm's golden resume and Horton's impressive performances at the national championships and Olympic trials. USA Gymnastics men's program committee today will name four team members and up to three alternates or, to buy time to consider all the what-ifs, will announce six or seven names and leave their roles open until July 1.
March 29, 2008 |
SAN JOSE -- Paul Hamm took more than two years off from competition after winning the all-around gymnastics gold medal in a controversial decision at the Athens Olympics. Watching his daring release moves on the horizontal bar, powerful vault and precise parallel bars routine Friday at the Pacific Rim championships, it seemed as though he never left. Hamm, 25, overcame a slip off the pommel horse to win the all-around title and lead the U.S. men to victory at San Jose State's Event Center.