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July 27, 1992 | BILL GLAUBER, BALTIMORE SUN
The future of men's gymnastics in the United States stands 5 feet 4, weighs 130 pounds and will be on display today during the team compulsory competition at the Summer Olympics. He is Stanford senior Jair Lynch. On a team that calls itself "the Now Boys," Lynch is the youngest and brightest of the small, muscular stars. At 20, he is attempting to vault into the big-time of men's gymnastics, if not this year, then by 1996. Scott Keswick of Las Vegas and UCLA is the American medal hope in rings.
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July 30, 1996
Jair Lynch didn't win the gold medal he thought he might have deserved. Instead he settled for making history. The 24-year-old Stanford graduate became the first African American male to win an Olympic individual medal in gymnastics, earning a silver on the parallel bars Monday. His reaction? Not what you might expect. When his score, 9.825, was posted, Lynch dropped to the floor in disgust. "I thought I won gold," he said. "I thought I had a 9.85.
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July 30, 1996
Jair Lynch didn't win the gold medal he thought he might have deserved. Instead he settled for making history. The 24-year-old Stanford graduate became the first African American male to win an Olympic individual medal in gymnastics, earning a silver on the parallel bars Monday. His reaction? Not what you might expect. When his score, 9.825, was posted, Lynch dropped to the floor in disgust. "I thought I won gold," he said. "I thought I had a 9.85.
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July 27, 1992 | BILL GLAUBER, BALTIMORE SUN
The future of men's gymnastics in the United States stands 5 feet 4, weighs 130 pounds and will be on display today during the team compulsory competition at the Summer Olympics. He is Stanford senior Jair Lynch. On a team that calls itself "the Now Boys," Lynch is the youngest and brightest of the small, muscular stars. At 20, he is attempting to vault into the big-time of men's gymnastics, if not this year, then by 1996. Scott Keswick of Las Vegas and UCLA is the American medal hope in rings.
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April 25, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Second-ranked Stanford used a career night from junior Jair Lynch to roll up an NCAA-record 289.55 points and win the school's first men's NCAA gymnastics title at Lincoln, Neb. Top-ranked Nebraska was second with 288.95. Lynch, who turned in the top all-around qualifying score Thursday night with a total of 58.50, had 59.025 in Friday's team finals. He had three scores of 9.9 or better.
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April 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Second-ranked Stanford led the team qualifying and Cardinal Jair Lynch topped the all-around qualifiers in the first round of the NCAA men's gymnastics championships. The Cardinal totaled 287.20 points to advance as the top team. Top-ranked Nebraska had to rally in its final two events with a school record 48.80 on the parallel bars and a 48.50 on the high bar to claim second. Lynch's all-around total was 58.50, with Scott Keswick of UCLA second at 58.225.
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June 9, 1996 | Associated Press
Dominique Dawes became the first gymnast to sweep the four event finals twice at the Coca-Cola National Gymnastics Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. The top four overall finishers from Friday--Shannon Miller, Jaycie Phelps, Dominique Moceanu and Amanda Borden--did not compete in Saturday's events finals, which invite the top six finishers in the floor exercises, balance beam, uneven bars and vault during overall competition.
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July 18, 1996 | Staff and Wire Reports
Chainey Umphrey says he'll make the best of a U.S. Olympic team decision that would keep him from competing in the men's all-round finals. Umphrey was notified over the weekend that he would probably compete in only four of six men's events, excluding the vault and high bar. Jair Lynch, who finished two spots behind Umphrey in the Olympic trials, would compete in all six events. That would exclude Umphrey from the all-round finals, while making Lynch eligible.
SPORTS
November 23, 1996
In response to Mike Penner's Nov. 15 article "Power Struggle," it's a shame the author chose to ignore some important facts. Just like the marketplace has for years been big enough for many ice shows, so too can the marketplace support two gymnastics tours. Our "World Gold Gymnastics Tour" starring Kerri Strug, Bart Conner, Nadia Comaneci and Jair Lynch, is the largest touring show of gold medalists ever assembled. Penner failed to mention that the majority of our dates are selling quite well.
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June 9, 1990 | Associated Press
Defending champion Brandy Johnson scored two 9.75s to take a narrow lead over 14-year-old Kim Zmeskal after the compulsories of the senior women's competition Friday night at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. Johnson, 17, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., outscored Zmeskal, of Houston, 38.675-38.550. When scores were adjusted to weigh the compulsories to count 60% toward the total--tonight's optionals to count the remaining 40%--Johnson had a lead of 46.410-46.260.
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April 21, 1991 | Special to The Times
UCLA junior Scott Keswick tied for first on the parallel bars and placed second overall Saturday night during the individual competition at NCAA gymnastics meet. John Roethlisberger of Minnesota won the all-around title. Keswick led Roethlisberger going into the pommel horse event but was outscored, 9.25 to 8.2. Mark Sohn of Penn State scored a 10 on the pommel horse to win his fourth consecutive title.
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