August 27, 1987 |
If Sabrina Mar makes it to the 1988 Olympic Games--and the doubters are becoming fewer--she may have a thing or two to show people about herself, as well as gymnastics. She showed a bit of it Saturday, when she sat, composed and patient, at an interview table at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis, explaining the details of a congenital back disorder that nearly forced her out of gymnastics a year ago.
July 7, 1988
Gymnast Sabrina Mar, 1985 U.S. champion and gold medal winner at the 1987 Pan-American Games, has suffered a recurrence of a chronic back injury and will miss this week's national tournament, which will determine who competes in the U.S. Olympic trials. Mar will petition the U.S. Gymnastics Federation for a bye into the trials, which start Aug. 4 at Salt Lake City.
August 6, 1988 |
Sabrina Mar, who should have been a lock for the Olympic gymnastics team, withdrew from competition Friday and announced her retirement from the sport. This was only a small surprise, in that Mar has long been suffering from a congenital back condition and has been unable to train effectively, especially recently. Mar, a longtime member of the SCATS team in Huntington Beach, has always been dogged by spondylolisthesis, a slippage of disks that is somewhat like a curvature of the spine.
July 3, 1985 |
What do gymnasts Mary Lou Retton and Sabrina Mar have in common? Mary Lou Retton is currently starring in television commercials, pitching cereal and burgers, among other things. But Sabrina Mar? She is a 15-year-old resident of Monterey Park who won the women's all-around championship at Jacksonville, Fla., last month. That accomplishment has earned Mar the current No. 1 ranking among U.S. female gymnasts. Last year at this time, it was Retton who was ranked No.
September 29, 1985
Sabrina Mar of the Southern California Acro Team (SCATs) scored 74.86 points in two days to win the all-around title at the World Gymnastics Championship Trials, which concluded Saturday in St. Paul, Minn. Marie Roethlisberger of SCATs was fourth with 73.82 points and Pam Bileck, also of SCATs, was sixth with 72.82 points. The top six finishers qualified for the World Gymnastics Championships.