April 19, 1992 |
Kim Zmeskal of Houston, who won the world all-around title a year ago, took the gold medal in the floor exercise in the World Gymnastics Championships at Paris. Vitali Scherbo of the Commonwealth of Independent States won the rings, tied for first in the pommel horse and came in second in the men's floor exercise behind teammate Igor Korbuchinski. Scherbo, Pae Gil Su of North Korea and Li Jing of China tied for first in the pommel horse.
June 9, 1985 |
Brian Babcock of Southern Illinois won the men's all-around competition in the USA Gymnastics championships after exchanging the lead four times Saturday with runner-up Dan Hayden of Arizona State. Babcock scored a 9.7 on the pommel horse in the decisive round, while Hayden stumbled on several landings and took an 8.7.
July 27, 2012 |
LONDON -- The competition lineup for the U.S. men's gymnastics team has been set. The men begin team competition Saturday at the North Greenwich Arena and the U.S. men will start their competition on pommel horse. Four of the five men on the team can compete on each apparatus and the top three scores will count toward qualifying for Monday's team finals. On the pommel horse, Jonathan Horton, Newport Coast's Sam Mikulak, Danell Leyva and John Orozco will compete, in that order. On still rings the order is: Jake Dalton, Leyva, Orozco and Horton; on vault it will be Leyva, Orozco, Mikulak and Dalton; on parallel bars, Mikulak, Horton, Orozco and Leyva; on horizontal bar, Mikulak, Orozco, Horton and Leyva; and on floor exercise, Orozco, Leyva, Mikulak and Dalton to finish.
April 8, 1985 |
Japanese gymnasts won five men's events and the Chinese one whereas Japan and China won two events each in the women's division of the one-day TBS Cup International Invitational gymnastics meet Sunday. Phil Cahoy of the United States placed third in the floor exercise, the pommel horse, the long horse and the horizontal bar. Lisa Lazar of the United States was third on the uneven bar and tied for second in the balance beam.
July 29, 2012 |
LONDON -- According to TiVo, the company that produces equipment that can be used on your television to back up and replay particular moments, the five most TiVoed moments on the first full day of Olympic competition Saturday included two swimming events and two from men's gymnastics. A TiVo spokeswoman, in an email, said that swimmer Ryan Lochte's gold win when Michael Phelps finished fourth was the most TiVoed, followed by men's gymnast Jonathan Horton's fall off the pommel horse; then John Orozco's well-done pommel horse routine; Phelps' loser's interview; and when Sun Yang became the first Chinese to win an Olympic swimming event.
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June 3, 2008 |
Boris Shakhlin, 76, who won a record six individual Olympic gymnastics men's gold medals, died Friday of cardiac arrest, the International Gymnastics Federation announced. Shakhlin, nicknamed the "Mask of Iron," won 13 Olympic medals overall as part of the Soviet gymnastics squads that battled Japan in the 1950s and 1960s in one of gymnastics' great rivalries. He also was the world champion in 1958. At the Melbourne Olympics in 1956, Shakhlin helped the Soviets edge Japan for the team gold and won a second gold on pommel horse.