July 23, 1996 |
It was unrealistic for John Macready to think that he could vault himself and his U.S. teammates from fifth to third on the final apparatus, but he did not become one of the country's leading gymnasts at 21 by accepting there are things he cannot do. Even in midair, when he realized that he was off balance, he thought that he could right himself for a solid landing. He, of course, could not. No one could have. Horizontal when he hit the mat, he still did not surrender.
January 25, 1997 |
Twelve 1996 Olympians, six of them members of the gold-medal winning U.S. women's gymnastics team, will compete tonight at 7 in the fourth Reese's International Gymnastics Cup at Anaheim Convention Center. Team gold medalists Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Dominique Moceanu, Amy Chow, Amanda Borden and Jaycie Phelps from the United States will join all-around Olympic champion Lilia Podkopayeva of Ukraine and 1996 Reese's Cup champion Kristie Phillips in the women's field.
September 10, 1995 |
He began his congratulatory stroll as soon as her score was announced, shaking hands along the way until he found his latest phenom. Dominique Moceanu, who trailed by one-thousandth of a point entering the final event, had just performed the best floor routine of her life to beat Shannon Miller--again--and Coach Bela Karolyi was exuberant.
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August 16, 2003 |
Kathy and Erin Long are the first to admit that they are a little obsessed with gymnastics. OK, maybe seriously obsessed. The mother-daughter "gym junkies" landed here early Thursday from North Carolina and Florida, snoozed for three hours and were off to Arrowhead Pond for the World Gymnastics Championships, their fourth event of year. They arrived at the Pond at 8 a.m., an hour before the training sessions began.
August 18, 2003 |
Can't tell a Yurchenko from a Podkopayeva? A 2 1/2 punch front from a Tkatchev? John Roethlisberger, Peter Vidmar, John Macready, Shannon Miller and other former gymnasts will identify each of those moves and whisper the explanation in your ear on an in-house radio station set up at the Arrowhead Pond for the World Gymnastics Championships. KGYM (87.8 FM) went on the air Saturday for the men's team preliminaries and provided play-by-play and analysis of the competition.
June 7, 1996 |
About 170,000 tickets to the Summer Olympics have the wrong starting time because of schedule changes made after they were printed. Olympic organizers in Atlanta said they will send ticket buyers a notice of the changes, but will not give refunds or exchanges because of the problems. * Cycler Connie Paraskevin-Young made her fifth Olympic team by defeating Christine Witty in the women's match sprint in a battle of two-sport stars at Trexlertown, Pa.