April 21, 1991 |
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.
July 8, 1988 |
Dan Hayden earned a perfect score of 10 on parallel bars Thursday en route to winning the compulsory segment of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. But it was the lowest scorer of the session, 1984 Olympic medalist Tim Daggett, who attracted the bulk of the applause and attention. Just 8 1/2 months after he suffered a near-crippling leg injury in the 1987 World Championships, Daggett managed to score 8.75 or higher on five of the six required events.
January 31, 1986 |
Olympic gold medalists and former UCLA stars Tim Daggett and Peter Vidmar will put on a gymnastics exhibition during the UCLA/Times Collegiate Invitational meet Saturday night at 7:30 at Pauley Pavilion. Six teams, including three of the country's top four, will take part in the actual competition. Besides defending champion UCLA, the field includes longtime rival Nebraska and Arizona State, all expected to battle for this year's title.
November 9, 1985 |
Yuri Korolev gained redemption along with his gold medal Friday night. The Soviet gymnast, world champion four years ago but not even a finalist in the all-around event in 1983, gave the Soviet Union a sweep of the three titles awarded thus far at the World gymnastics championships. Korolev, who entered the final round of all-around competition in third place, took over the lead with a 9.9 on his first event, the vault, and pulled away from there.
July 5, 1985
The Chinese gymnastics team is back in the United States for a dual meet with the U.S. team in the McDonald's Gymnastics Challenge beginning tonight at the Forum. The men's team and all-around finals will be held tonight, the women's team and all-around finals tomorrow night, and the individual event finals Sunday. The U.S. team will include many of the top performers from a meet at Jacksonville, Fla., in early June. Twenty-four men and 10 women from that meet were selected to the U.S.
June 22, 1987 |
Kristie Phillips, the United States' new all-around gymnastics champion, Sunday won two more gold medals--as well as a silver and a bronze--in the U.S. individual event championships. Men's champion Scott Johnson collected two golds and two silvers, and John Sweeney, the 11th-place finisher in the men's all-around, won gold medals in vaulting and the floor exercise. Phillips, 15, of Baton Rouge, La., was the only competitor to qualify for the finals in all four women's events.
December 11, 1997 |
Miscellany Italy's Juventus, the European Champions' Cup winner in 1996 and the runner-up in '97, advanced to the quarterfinals of this season's tournament, beating England's Manchester United, 1-0, in Turin. Negotiations for a heavyweight unification bout between Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield will be called off unless a contract is signed by Friday, according to Lewis' promoter, Panos Eliades. Former NBA star Rick Barry, 53, was hired to coach the developmental U.S.
July 6, 1985 |
Song Wen scored a 9.75 in floor exercise on his way to the all-around title Friday night to lead China to a victory over the United States in the men's team finals of the McDonald's Gynastics Challenge at the Forum. Song's title seemed in doubt when Chinese national champion Guo Linsheng scored a 9.85 on the high bar (the last event). He responded, however, with a 9.75, and the Chinese came away with a 285.1-to-284.85 victory.