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August 8, 1992
After watching the so-called women's gymnastics on TV, one can only be grateful that Bela Karolyi is retiring. As far as I can determine, only one woman, Svetlana Boguinskaia, 19, was competing in the event. All the other competitors were anorexic teen-agers barely out of childhood who are performing more and more dangerous maneuvers. It is lucky that the only injuries were strained muscles, sprains and broken bones. Where does athletics stop and child endangerment begin? KATHLEEN RENO Long Beach
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August 8, 1992
After watching the so-called women's gymnastics on TV, one can only be grateful that Bela Karolyi is retiring. As far as I can determine, only one woman, Svetlana Boguinskaia, 19, was competing in the event. All the other competitors were anorexic teen-agers barely out of childhood who are performing more and more dangerous maneuvers. It is lucky that the only injuries were strained muscles, sprains and broken bones. Where does athletics stop and child endangerment begin? KATHLEEN RENO Long Beach
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April 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Kim Zmeskal of Houston became a double winner as the World Gymnastics Championships ended in Paris on Sunday. The 4-foot-7 Zmeskal, 16, upset defending champion Svetlana Boguinskaia of the former Soviet Union in the balance beam Sunday after winning the floor exercise on Saturday. "She's still a very good gymnast, no doubt about it," Bela Karolyi, Zmeskal's coach, said of Boguinskaia. "But I still believe her best time is over." Boguinskaia is 19, considered old for a gymnast.
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July 30, 1992 | BILL GLAUBER, BALTIMORE SUN
In the end, the women's all-around gold medal in gymnastics could come down to style. There is a power-packed tumbler from Houston. A willowy perfectionist from Oklahoma City. And a svelte dancer from Minsk. Tonight, one of these teen-agers will probably be wearing the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Instead of one favorite, there are three. And two are from the United States, which has produced only one all-around champion in Olympic history--1984 gold medalist Mary Lou Retton.
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July 30, 1992 | BILL GLAUBER, BALTIMORE SUN
In the end, the women's all-around gold medal in gymnastics could come down to style. There is a power-packed tumbler from Houston. A willowy perfectionist from Oklahoma City. And a svelte dancer from Minsk. Tonight, one of these teen-agers will probably be wearing the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Instead of one favorite, there are three. And two are from the United States, which has produced only one all-around champion in Olympic history--1984 gold medalist Mary Lou Retton.
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May 7, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Soviet Union's Svetlana Boguinskaia, the current world champion, won all four events in the European championships Sunday, scoring perfect 10s in the floor exercise and balance beam. Boguinskaia, 17, won the overall title Saturday, retaining her European title by winning the vault, floor exercise, balance beam and uneven bars. She scored 10s Sunday in the floor exercise and balance beam. Teammate Natalia Kalinina was second overall, followed by Hungary's Henrietta Onedin.
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April 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
World all-around champion Kim Zmeskal of the United States and the woman she dethroned, Svetlana Boguinskaia, qualified for individual events as the World Championships began in Paris. Unlike world meets in previous years, there will no team or individual all-around titles such as those won by Nadia Comaneci and Mary Lou Retton in the Olympics. Qualifying was held in the women's vault and uneven parallel bars, and the men's still rings, floor exercise and pommel horse.
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September 11, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON
The U.S. women, who have never placed higher than fourth in a world championship or Olympic team competition, enter tonight's team finals with their best chance to win a silver or bronze medal. The Americans are second to the Soviet Union after the compulsory exercises, the highest the United States has ever placed at this halfway point. Traditionally, the Americans have been weak in compulsories, but there are several possible reasons for the U.S. success here. First, the U.S.
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April 24, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
UCLA seniors Vanessa Zamarripa and walk-on Alyssa Pritchett, who helped lead the Bruins to a fourth-place finish at last weekend's NCAA national championships at Pauley Pavilion, will compete May 10-11 at the Pro Gymnastics Challenge in Bethlehem, Pa.  The event, to be televised on ESPN2 on May 20-22, will include competition with mixed teams of men and women. Events include tumbling, parallel bars and uneven bars; vault; rings; balance beam; rope; high bar; and single rail. Other competitors include former Olympians Chellsie Memmel, Jonathan Horton and Jake Dalton.
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September 10, 1991 | From Associated Press
Soviet Svetlana Boguinskaia remains the closest thing to a 10. The reigning world champion of women's gymnastics threw her opening punch Monday in the Hoosier Dome, a combination of 9-plus scores that at least for another day deflected the Americans' bid to dethrone the heavily favored Soviet squad. The Soviet Union led the team scoring after completion of the compulsories with 197.371 points.
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April 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Kim Zmeskal of Houston became a double winner as the World Gymnastics Championships ended in Paris on Sunday. The 4-foot-7 Zmeskal, 16, upset defending champion Svetlana Boguinskaia of the former Soviet Union in the balance beam Sunday after winning the floor exercise on Saturday. "She's still a very good gymnast, no doubt about it," Bela Karolyi, Zmeskal's coach, said of Boguinskaia. "But I still believe her best time is over." Boguinskaia is 19, considered old for a gymnast.
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July 30, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Goodwill Games women's gymnastics competition could not have ended more appropriately. In the final awards ceremony Sunday at the Tacoma Dome, two Soviets shared the highest level of the victory stand. Natalia Kalinina and Svetlana Boguinskaia, who tied for the gold medal in the floor exercise, received the Soviet Union's ninth and 10th medals of the three-day competition, not a bad result considering that only 11 were available to any one team.
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August 2, 1992 | BILL GLAUBER, BALTIMORE SUN
OK, so she's not Mary Lou Retton. She doesn't sparkle while tumbling. She doesn't smile on cue. She doesn't leap into the arms of a coach. All Shannon Miller does is pile up medals in the Summer Olympics. Saturday night, the 4-foot-9, 73-pound gymnast who wears heart-shaped diamond earrings and performs with a grimace on her face, won a silver and two bronzes in the women's individual apparatus.
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