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July 24, 1996 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where were the traditional post-meet cigarette and beer? Where was the customarily brash, after-the-fact analysis, which has been known to rankle opponents and teammates in a multitude of translations? More to the point, where was Vitaly Scherbo, defending gymnastics king of the Summer Olympics? Monday night, Scherbo was in no mood to critique, assess, jab or joke for the benefit of the international sporting media, so, uncharacteristically, he blew off all interview requests.
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SPORTS
January 26, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus, winner of six gold medals in gymnastics at Barcelona, has been chosen as recipient of the 1993 Jesse Owens International Trophy Award.
SPORTS
April 25, 1994 | From Associated Press
Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus and American Shannon Miller confirmed their status Sunday as the world's top gymnasts. Scherbo won two gold medals on the final day of the World Championships to finish with three golds and a bronze in the competition. Miller earned her second gold, winning the women's beam, after having won the all-around gold Friday.
SPORTS
August 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Thieves robbed the apartment of Olympic champion gymnast Vitaly Scherbo in Minsk, Belarus, but failed to get any of the six gold medals he won at the Barcelona Games.
SPORTS
August 3, 1992 | BILL GLAUBER, BALTIMORE SUN
The American has one gold medal; the Belarussian has six. The American will appear on the "Today Show" this morning and, if everything breaks right, could become one of the Wheaties cover boys. The Belarussian is going home to a country where cereal is a luxury and the future is as uncertain as the next harvest. Sunday night, Trent Dimas of Albuquerque, N.M., and Vitaly Scherbo of Minsk soared higher than all the rest in the men's gymnastics apparatus finals at the 1992 Olympics.
NEWS
July 24, 1996 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where were the traditional post-meet cigarette and beer? Where was the customarily brash, after-the-fact analysis, which has been known to rankle opponents and teammates in a multitude of translations? More to the point, where was Vitaly Scherbo, defending gymnastics king of the Summer Olympics? Monday night, Scherbo was in no mood to critique, assess, jab or joke for the benefit of the international sporting media, so, uncharacteristically, he blew off all interview requests.
SPORTS
November 3, 1993 | Reuters
World champion gymnast Vitaly Scherbo, winner of six Olympic gold medals in 1992, lashed out Tuesday at sports officials in Belarus who are demanding he turn over 30% of his earnings. Scherbo, in Toronto for an exhibition on Friday, said he learned of the news in a telephone call to his wife, Irina, at home in Minsk. "I work like a buffalo and they try to take what peanuts I make away from me," Scherbo said. "I don't trust anybody. I make all the contracts myself."
SPORTS
August 1, 1992 | BILL GLAUBER, BALTIMORE SUN
There is a rock 'n' roll gymnast from Minsk who likes fast cars, loud music and dancing in discos. And since a pocketful of rubles can't pay for a tankful of gas, he is even willing to take his high-flying act on the road for the dollar or the deutschemark. Meet Vitaly Scherbo, the men's all-around gymnastics champion at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Friday night, Scherbo got his gold with an aerial display that was as spectacular as it was historic. He scored 59.
SPORTS
April 25, 1994 | From Associated Press
Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus and American Shannon Miller confirmed their status Sunday as the world's top gymnasts. Scherbo won two gold medals on the final day of the World Championships to finish with three golds and a bronze in the competition. Miller earned her second gold, winning the women's beam, after having won the all-around gold Friday.
SPORTS
November 3, 1993 | Reuters
World champion gymnast Vitaly Scherbo, winner of six Olympic gold medals in 1992, lashed out Tuesday at sports officials in Belarus who are demanding he turn over 30% of his earnings. Scherbo, in Toronto for an exhibition on Friday, said he learned of the news in a telephone call to his wife, Irina, at home in Minsk. "I work like a buffalo and they try to take what peanuts I make away from me," Scherbo said. "I don't trust anybody. I make all the contracts myself."
SPORTS
January 26, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus, winner of six gold medals in gymnastics at Barcelona, has been chosen as recipient of the 1993 Jesse Owens International Trophy Award.
SPORTS
August 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Thieves robbed the apartment of Olympic champion gymnast Vitaly Scherbo in Minsk, Belarus, but failed to get any of the six gold medals he won at the Barcelona Games.
SPORTS
August 3, 1992 | BILL GLAUBER, BALTIMORE SUN
The American has one gold medal; the Belarussian has six. The American will appear on the "Today Show" this morning and, if everything breaks right, could become one of the Wheaties cover boys. The Belarussian is going home to a country where cereal is a luxury and the future is as uncertain as the next harvest. Sunday night, Trent Dimas of Albuquerque, N.M., and Vitaly Scherbo of Minsk soared higher than all the rest in the men's gymnastics apparatus finals at the 1992 Olympics.
SPORTS
August 1, 1992 | BILL GLAUBER, BALTIMORE SUN
There is a rock 'n' roll gymnast from Minsk who likes fast cars, loud music and dancing in discos. And since a pocketful of rubles can't pay for a tankful of gas, he is even willing to take his high-flying act on the road for the dollar or the deutschemark. Meet Vitaly Scherbo, the men's all-around gymnastics champion at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Friday night, Scherbo got his gold with an aerial display that was as spectacular as it was historic. He scored 59.
SPORTS
March 7, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
American Shannon Miller and Belarus' Vitaly Scherbo justified their No. 1 rankings by winning the all-around competition at the McDonald's American Cup gymnastics meet in Orlando.
NEWS
July 30, 1996
Jair Lynch didn't win the gold medal he thought he might have deserved. Instead he settled for making history. The 24-year-old Stanford graduate became the first African American male to win an Olympic individual medal in gymnastics, earning a silver on the parallel bars Monday. His reaction? Not what you might expect. When his score, 9.825, was posted, Lynch dropped to the floor in disgust. "I thought I won gold," he said. "I thought I had a 9.85.
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