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  • Gymnastics Isn't What It Used to Be...and That's a Good Thing.

    08/14/2016 12:42:27 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 20 replies
    MTV News ^ | 11 Aug 2016 | Unknown
    Gymnastics isn't What It Used to Be...and That's a Good Thing.
  • Simone Biles is busy seeking gold, but still manages to make Mass

    08/07/2016 3:22:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Aletelial ^ | August 7, 2016 | Philip Kosloski
    Simone Biles has quickly become the favorite to dominate in this year’s gymnastics competitions in Rio. Her routines are nearly flawless and everyone has been in awe of her amazing skill and collected demeanor, barely flinching under the immense pressure of the judges.What is it that drives her to be the best?To answer that question, Us magazine recently asked Biles to empty her gymnastics bag in hopes of finding a secret formula to her success. While most of the contents of her bag were no surprise, the reporter noticed a white rosary that fell out. Biles explained, “My mom,...
  • Meet the U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team

    07/11/2016 2:48:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot ^ | July 11 | Christine Rousselle
    The Rio Olympics don’t begin until August 5, but the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team was announced on Sunday night following the second day of the Olympic Trials. Here’s a guide to who will be representing the USA (and by all likelihood, winning gold) in Rio in just a few weeks: Simone Biles, 19, Spring, TX:What’s her deal?: Since 2013, Simone has been the undisputed queen of gymnastics. She has won 10 world championship gold medals (three in the all-around, three for floor exercise, two for the team competition, and two for balance beam) and is the first woman ever to...
  • School bans ‘unsupervised cartwheels’ on playground

    09/06/2014 1:12:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies ^ | September 4, 2014 | Victor Skinner
    QUEENSLAND, Australia – Students and parents at Peregian Springs State School are flipping out after officials banned unsupervised playground cartwheels and handstands to prevent injuries. nocartwheelTwo children at the school have been injured recently – one broke a wrist, the other was kicked in the head – while performing “cheerleader type stunts,” prompting principal Gwen Sands to issue a ban on Monday in the school’s newsletter, reports. “All students have been advised that under no circumstances are they allowed to perform cart wheels, handstands or any other type of gymnastic move at school unless they are properly supervised by...
  • Aly Raisman: Score was a tribute to victims at Munich Games

    08/09/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 18 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | August 8, 2012 | Leon Watson
    American gymnast Aly Raisman has revealed the music for her gold medal-winning floor routine at the London Olympics was a tribute to the victims of the 1972 Munich Games terror attack. The 18-year-old said choosing Hava Nagila- a traditional score used for wedding dances and bat mitzvah - was a response to the International Olympic Committee's failure to mark the 40th anniversary of the tragedy. And for Aly, from Needham, Massachusetts, she said it made her gold even more special. 'I can only imagine how painful it must be for the families and close personal friends of the victims,' she...
  • Men's gymnastics - Rings?

    08/03/2012 7:25:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    Is it my imagination (Alzheimers?) or did NBC primetime coverage omit the rings competition? While doing a search I found photos of men on the apparatus, but I can't remember seeing it covered at all. Did they show it for 5 mins and skip the rest of it? Very curious. Thank you
  • Gabby's Gold Ceremony Question? vanity

    08/03/2012 1:09:35 AM PDT · by jdirt · 80 replies
    Aug 2, 2012 | jd
    Is it just me? I was watching the Olympics tonight in a restaurant. There was no sound. Gabby Douglas was receiving the Gold medal for her all-around performance in gymnastics. She did wonderful from what I saw. BUT when she received the Gold, she did not put her hand over her heart when they played the National Anthem. She was holding flowers in the middle of her body with her right hand and had her left hand behind her back.. I blew it off, kinda. But hubby saw it too and we both went into shock. I have never seen...
  • 2012 USA Women's Olympic Gymnastics Team - song

    08/02/2012 8:10:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    I've been searching for the song that NBC has been playing when doing promos for the women's gymnastic events. Finally found's called "Home" by Phillip Phillips. Thought maybe others were searching too. The thread source link is from a promo during the team trials - pre "Fab Five"
  • Mckayla Maroney's Vault in Super Slow-Motion (Olympics)

    07/31/2012 10:34:36 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 18 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 7/31/2012 | Timothy Burke
    For anyone who was watching the olympics tonight, this kid's insane vault. According to Bela Karolyi, should have been a ten. All 5 of these kids were awesome.
  • Banned after accusations of abuse, some gymnastics coaches continue to teach

    11/28/2011 2:01:27 PM PST · by petitfour · 84 replies
    PASADENA – Charmaine Carnes had only been at Flairs, a Pasadena gymnastics club, a few months in 1978 when she was chosen to ride in the front seat of coach Doug Boger's car. Carnes beamed as she shut the car door, convinced that the ride with Boger, then 30, to a competition later that day was the first leg of a journey that would make her an Olympian. Instead, Carnes said, Boger took her and many of her Flairs teammates to a much darker place. A newspaper clipping featuring Doug Boger, right, with Flairs gymnast Denise Gallion. Gallion said Boger...
  • Official: Potential UT move to Pac-12 ‘heating up’

    09/18/2011 3:13:59 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 43 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 9.18.11 | Alan Trubow
    The Pac-12 appears to be working out the final details of a deal that would bring Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to the conference, sources close to the situation told and the American-Statesman on Sunday morning.
  • Gymnast's amazing skills make him web hit

    04/13/2011 2:45:14 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 24 replies
    Eurosport News ^ | 13th April 2011 | Eurosport News
    'A Polish gymnast has become an internet sensation after his dazzling somersault skills went viral. A YouTube video entitled simply 'Is this even human?' featured Polish gymnast Jozef Wadecki showing off his simply astonishing tumbler skills and has already got hundreds of thousands of hits. Now World of Sport isn't much on gymnastics jargon, but according to Maggie Hendricks over at our sister site Yahoo! Sports: "Wadecki performs a front flip off of the springboard, followed by a whipback (a no-handed backhandspring), back handspring, triple twist, whipback, back handspring, triple twist. "He follows that up with a round-off right into...
  • China stripped of 2000 gymnastics medal for underage athlete

    04/28/2010 1:34:37 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 12 replies · 565+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 04/28/10 | Chris Chase
    China was stripped of a team all-around bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Wednesday because it fielded an underage gymnast. Dong Fangxiao was discovered to be 14 at the time of those Games, two years younger than the minimum age requirement. The medal will be given to the United States team which finished fourth in Sydney. The IOC has asked for China to return the medals "as soon as possible" so they can be reallocated to the U.S. team. The action comes 20 months after China was accused of doctoring the ages of at least two of its...
  • China gymnast guilty of age fraud, medals could be lost(from 2000 Sydney Olympics)

    02/26/2010 8:15:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1,265+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/27/10
    China gymnast guilty of age fraud, medals could be lost BEIJING, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The six Chinese women gymnasts who won a team bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics are likely to be forced to return their medals after one of them was found to have falsified her age. An International Gymastics Federation (FIG) probe has found Dong Fangxiao was younger than the minimum age requirement of 16 during the 2000 Games after she registered different ages at Sydney and the Beijing Games eight years later. “Consequently, the results obtained by Dong Fangxiao at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games...
  • Bad Friggin' She-Mullet Hair

    03/11/2009 7:23:25 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 14 replies · 1,671+ views
    Bad Friggin' Hair ^ | 3/11/2009 | Dr. Dave
    We have, of course, the whacked Mayor to thank for this monstrosity. If I comment further, those dudes with black suits and sunglasses just outside my door are poised to haul me away. But... I just can't resist.
  • Amanda Osborne (9yrs) - 2008 USAG Florida (LEVEL 5) -- State Championship

    12/23/2008 2:33:05 AM PST · by davidosborne · 25 replies · 927+ views
    YouTube ^ | 06 December 2008 | David Osborne (aka DAD)
    Not her best competitive year, but good enough to move on to level 6 this year..
  • LinkedIN Group - USA Gymnasts & Parents of Gymnasts

    12/13/2008 7:56:37 PM PST · by davidosborne · 11 replies · 454+ views
    LlinkedIN - USAG Group ^ | 13 Dec 2008 | David Osborne I created a new group on LinkedIN for USA Gymnasts and parents of gymnasts to network and discuss the competitive season. If you know any gymnasts or parents of gymnasts please invite them to join this group. David 850-933-8511
  • Shawn Johnson to do Pledge of Allegiance at dnc convention.

    08/25/2008 5:41:29 AM PDT · by TomHarkinIsNotFromIowa · 48 replies · 2,097+ views
    Local TV stations in IOWA | 08-25-08 | TomHarkinIsNotFromIowa
    Local TV stations in Iowa reporting that Shawn Johnson will be doing the Pledge of Allegiance at the DNC convention. Looking for links to the story.
  • As Gymnastics Cheating Evidence Grows, IOC Shrinks

    08/22/2008 1:24:24 PM PDT · by mojito · 33 replies · 123+ views
    WaPo ^ | 8/22/2008 | Sally Jenkins
    Everyone is playing sleuth over whether China cheated in women's gymnastics. The hope is that the officials who govern Olympic competition will conduct a straightforward investigation, but regrettably, such a thing seems to be beyond their scope and spine at this point. Who are you going to believe, the Chinese government, or the Chinese government? The authorities at the Beijing Games have considered the question, and for the moment have decided to believe the Chinese government. A stack of available documentation shows that China apparently altered the ages of some of its female gymnasts, who won six medals here, including...
  • Probe ordered into Chinese gymnast's age

    08/21/2008 9:00:19 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 58 replies · 126+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 21, 2008 | Simon Denyer
    Excerpt - BEIJING (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee has ordered an investigation into allegations Chinese authorities covered up the age of a double gold medal winning gymnast because she was too young to compete. ~ snip ~
  • China: International Olympic Committee launches probe into He Kexin's age

    08/21/2008 5:06:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 463+ views
    Times of London ^ | 08/22/08 | Tim Reid, Jeremy Griffin, Jane Macartney
    International Olympic Committee launches probe into He Kexin's age Tim Reid in Washington, Jeremy Griffin and Jane Macartney in Beijing The International Olympic Committee has ordered an investigation into mounting allegations that Chinese authorities covered up the true age of their gold-medal winning gymnastics star because she was too young to compete. An IOC official told The Times that because of "discrepancies" that have come to light about the age of He Kexin, the host nation’s darling who won gold in both team and individual events, an official inquiry has been launched that could result in the gymnast being stripped...
  • International Olympic Committee launches probe into He Kexin's age

    08/21/2008 12:58:02 PM PDT · by Onerom99 · 60 replies · 226+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | August 21, 2008 | Tim Reid
    The International Olympic Committee has ordered an investigation into mounting allegations that Chinese authorities covered up the true age of their gold-medal winning gymnastics star because she was too young to compete. An IOC official told The Times that because of "discrepancies" that have come to light about the age of He Kexin, the host nation’s darling who won gold in both team and individual events, an official inquiry has been launched that could result in the gymnast being stripped of her medals. The investigation was triggered as a US computer expert claimed today to have uncovered Chinese government documents...
  • Hacker uncovers 'proof' that Chinese gymnast is underage

    08/21/2008 7:26:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies · 2,384+ views
    Times of London ^ | 08/21/08 | Jane Macartney
    Hacker uncovers 'proof' that Chinese gymnast is underage Jane Macartney in Beijing A determined computer expert has delved into cached pages on the Internet to unearth Chinese official documents showing a gymnast who took gold, edging Britain’s Beth Tweddle into fourth place, may indeed be underage. Controversy over whether He Kexin, gold medallist in the uneven bars, is under the minimum age of 16 has surrounded her participation in the Beijing Olympics. The latest challenge over the age of the tiny Olympian comes from the discovery through a cyberspace maze of Chinese official documents listing her date of birth. She...
  • Olympic Cartoons

    08/21/2008 4:28:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 1,036+ views
  • American Shawn Johnson finally gets her gold medal

    08/19/2008 11:59:40 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 29 replies · 1,594+ views
    THE LOS ANGELES TIMES ^ | 8/20/08 | Diane Pucin
    Shawn Johnson had dark circles under her brown eyes and a headache, but when she jumped onto the balance beam Tuesday night she switched on her smile and defiantly pounded out a gold- medal routine. "This gold means more than anything to me," Johnson said. "Beam is my favorite event, and I've worked hardest on this for a long time. It's the perfect ending to my Olympic experience." The United States finished 1-2, with Nastia Liukin getting the silver. China's Cheng Fei won the bronze.
  • Finally, Gold!

    08/19/2008 7:53:54 AM PDT · by wazoo1031 · 72 replies · 123+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8/18/08 | Dan Wetzel
    BEIJING – Shawn Johnson had spent a week smiling her way through the gymnastics hall. No close defeat, no age controversy, no puzzled judges score could stop her. Where human nature said her face should relay some of her internal emotions – disappointment, frustration – she just kept smiling. Tuesday she beamed after beam. On her fourth and final chance, Johnson won her gold medal with a nearly flawless routine on balance beam, outpacing teammate Nastia Liukin and China’s Cheng Fei. At the end she unleashed a smile as big as Beijing itself, a glorious conclusion to a competition that...
  • Chinese Say They Always Knew Olympic Gymnasts Were Under Sixteen Years Old

    08/17/2008 6:58:25 PM PDT · by robertvance · 191 replies · 1,963+ views
    The China Teaching Web ^ | 8/18/2008 | Robert Vance
    "We always knew they were under sixteen years old," a group of Chinese students told me yesterday. "We had no idea that there was an age limit for gymnastics in the Olympics. If there really is, then China did break the rules." We were discussing the real possibility that three members of China’s gold medal winning Olympic gymnastics team did not meet the minimum age requirement of sixteen years old to compete. Chinese students and other friends of mine have said that as late as last week, Chinese state run television had admitted that Yang Yilin, He Kexin, and Jian...
  • China Fielding Under-16 Gymnasts in 2008?

    08/15/2008 2:49:08 PM PDT · by ROTB · 9 replies · 173+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 15, 2008 | Dan Wetzel
    For a long time, elements of the Chinese government itself thought women’s gymnast He Kexin was born Jan. 1, 1994, which would make her 14 and too young to compete in these Summer Olympics. Whether it was repeated mentions in the government-controlled media – including a new one uncovered Friday by the Associated Press – or on official gymnastic meet registration forms and websites, He was “this little girl” and a “new star.” As recently as December 2007, in provincial gymnastics meets and news reports that covered it, she was a 13-year-old prodigy, too young for the 16-year-old Olympic age...
  • Cheatin’ ChiComs Busted By Their Own Press Reports

    08/15/2008 5:44:27 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 8 replies · 213+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | August 15, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    It will come as a shock to many, but it turns out that those 13-year-old looking Chinese gymnasts, were, well 13-year-old Chinese gymnasts. But you don't have to take my word for it. The morons at the state run propaganda machine known as Xinhua, told everyone it was so back in November. For reference, I think He Kexin is the third from the right in the photo.
  • Cheating ChiComs, Crouching IOC

    08/15/2008 4:08:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies · 144+ views ^ | August 15, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    I have an 8-year-old daughter. I know what 8-year-old hands and feet and hips and teeth look like. They look a lot like the hands and feet and hips and teeth of the purported "teenagers" on the gold medal-winning Chinese girls' gymnastics team. The two pounds of frosty blue eye shadow and Bubblicious pink blush that the ChiComs piled on the cherubic faces of their gymnasts backfired. Rather than masking their youth, the pedo-friendly makeup made them look even younger, like 5-year-olds dressed up for a Beijing Halloween Gone Wild. One of the Chinese team members has an unexplained missing...
  • Age of Chinese gymnast under scrutiny; Apparent conflict raises question about girl who won gold

    08/14/2008 9:21:55 AM PDT · by GauchoUSA · 145 replies · 1,161+ views
    NBC Olympics ^ | 08/14/08
    BEIJING (AP) - Just nine months before the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government's news agency, Xinhua, reported that gymnast He Kexin was 13, which would have made her ineligible to be on the team that won a gold medal this week. In its report Nov. 3, Xinhua identified He as one of "10 big new stars" who made a splash at China's Cities Games. It gave her age as 13 and reported that she beat Yang Yilin on the uneven bars at those games. In the final, "this little girl" pulled off a difficult release move on the bars known...
  • State-media story fuels questions on gymnast's age

    08/14/2008 6:40:51 AM PDT · by hockeyfan · 30 replies · 174+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/14/08 | JOHN LEICESTER
    BEIJING - Just nine months before the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government's news agency, Xinhua, reported that gymnast He Kexin was 13, which would have made her ineligible to be on the team that won a gold medal this week.
  • The Chinese Gymnasts: Age Questions Remain

    08/14/2008 3:22:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 240+ views
    Time ^ | 08/13/08
    /snip Under Olympic regulations, female gymnasts must turn 16 years old during the year of competition. According to their passports, which determine Olympic eligibility, He Kexin, Jiang Yuyuan and Yang Yilin are all 16. But Chinese online records and local newspaper articles have presented different information, raising questions about these three gynmasts' true ages. A 2006 biography from the local sports bureau where He was registered gave her date of birth as January 1, 1994, which would make her 14. A story earlier this year in the China Daily, the country's largest English-language newspaper, also reported that she is 14...
  • Obama wins Gold!

    08/12/2008 7:08:24 PM PDT · by safetysign · 6 replies · 141+ views ^ | 08/06/2008 | TennesseeGOP
    From Berlin to Bejing, Barry is the man. His performance has broken all records. Shawn Johnson and Michael Phelps have been upstaged as Barack Obama wins Gold in every gymnastics event.
  • (WEIRD) Wisconsin man loses bid to join high school girls' gymnastic team

    12/01/2006 8:02:47 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 83 replies · 2,268+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 1, 2006 | DAN MANGAN
    WEIRD BUT TRUE By DAN MANGAN, Wire Services December 1, 2006 -- A Wisconsin man lost a bid to join his high school's girls' gymnastics team. Keith Michael Bukowski filed a lawsuit in 2004, arguing that he should be allowed to try out and compete on the girls' team because Stevens Point Area HS doesn't have one for boys. A state appeals court didn't buy that argument, but Bukowski, who has since graduated, has been hired as an assistant coach for the girls' squad.
  • Amanda Osborne (6yrs Old) - Gymnastics 2006 !

    05/13/2006 8:54:42 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 24 replies · 814+ views ^ | 13 May 2006 | David Osborne (DAD)
    RIGHT CLICK and "save target as" to downloand VIDEO !!
  • Tumbling coach banned from (Catholic) high school for appearing in gay porn

    03/27/2006 5:56:03 AM PST · by NYer · 99 replies · 2,948+ views
    WQAD ^ | March 27, 2006
    BREESE, Ill. A tumbling coach who worked with cheerleaders at Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese has been banned from the campus because principal Dennis Litteken learned the 22-year-old gymnast had starred in gay porn videos.Josh Weast of O'Fallon was not a school employee, but for the past three years he had been allowed to use the Mater Dei gym to coach about 40 girls and boys.Weast said yesterday he regretted making the videos, but he said he made them about a year ago at a time when he needed the money badly. Still, he said his private life...
  • Memmel (West Allis WI) is third U.S. woman to win world all-around ( gymnastics) title

    11/26/2005 9:13:49 AM PST · by UB355 · 399+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11/26/2005 | CHARLES F. GARDNER
    <p>Chellsie Memmel climbed to the mountaintop of women's gymnastics Friday in Melbourne, Australia, as she became only the third U.S. female athlete to win a World Championships all-around title.</p> <p>Chellsie Memmel, 17, of West Allis holds her gold medal up after winning the final of the Women's Individual All-Around at the World Gymnastic Championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday.</p>
  • Gymnast Paul Hamm Will Keep Gold Medal

    10/21/2004 5:53:43 AM PDT · by fanningp · 22 replies · 925+ views
    WTMJ Radio | 10/21/2004 | fanningp
    The Court of Arbitration HAS Ruled that US Gymnast Paul Hamm WILL KEEP his Gold Medal. Finally.....can he get on with his life now?
  • PAUL HAMM -- congratulations for the gold medal. You did your country proud.

    08/27/2004 10:54:23 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 380+ views
    Doug from Upland | 8-27-04 | Doug from Upland
    Paul: I'll start it out. You earned the gold and should be proud. What some are trying to do is unconscionable. The judges made an error in degree of difficulty, and they made an error in missing a mistake. Those offset each other. Your comeback and the character you showed will certainly inspire other young American gymnasts. ============================================= FReepers, I am asking you for a personal favor. This is like a greeting card. I hope you will join me with congratulatory messages so we can send it to Paul. If you want to debate, please do it on another thread....
  • FREEPERS -- Join this thread to congratulate gold medal gymnast Paul Hamm

    08/27/2004 8:37:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 58 replies · 592+ views
    DFU | 8-27-04 | Doug from Upland
    Paul, we would like to congratulate you and support you. Your gold medal performance was nothing short of awesome. It was one of the great comebacks in sports history. This American could not be more proud of you. You faced adversity, never gave up, and won the day. Screw the Olympic Committee that is trying to taint your medal. It is uncalled for and unfair. You are the champion. We know that the judges screwed up the level of difficulty for the Korean, but they also screwed up by missing a 2/10 deduction. Wear the gold proudly. America salutes your...
  • In final judgment, eliminate gymnastics from Olympics

    08/25/2004 8:54:53 AM PDT · by Destro · 46 replies · 1,211+ views ^ | 10:53 a.m. ET Aug. 25, 2004 | Josh Belzman
    In final judgment, eliminate gymnastics from Olympics Numerous judging controversies prove sport no longer belongs COMMENTARY By Josh Belzman Special to Updated: 10:53 a.m. ET Aug. 25, 2004 Athens proved that for all its grace, gymnastics is a fraud. It is a competition without rules. It is a sport that has no place in the Olympics. Enough already. This farce that is gymnastics must be banished from the Games. This is not sport. It’s a circus act. But more than that, the contests of raw athletic skill that comprised the first Olympics offer objective criteria for determining a winner....
  • Unfavorable Scoring Denies Gymnasts

    08/19/2004 9:02:17 AM PDT · by medscribe · 41 replies · 2,155+ views
    Korean Times ^ | 8-19-2004 | Kim Hyun-cheol
    Unfavorable Scoring Denies Gymnasts Landing on the mat with a thud finishing his last routine on the high bar, Yang Tae-young clenched his fist signaling his confidence of becoming the first-ever South Korean gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal. Yang, ranked first after five routines, was waiting for his score but when the scoreboard flashed 9.475, lower than his expectation to put him behind teammate Kim Dae-eun, his face went rigid. To make matters worse Paul Hamm of the United States, the reigning world champion, displayed his ambitious routine right after Yang and earned a score of 9.837. Hamm’s...
  • 3rd Cuban athlete defects at gymnastics event

    08/26/2003 9:38:42 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 23 replies · 326+ views
    AZ Central ^ | August 25, 2003 | AP
    <p>MONTEBELLO, Calif. - A female Cuban gymnast has joined two of her teammates by defecting during the World Gymnastics Championships.</p> <p>Janerky De La Pena, 20, left her team's hotel in Anaheim late Saturday and was picked up by the uncle of 24-year-old teammate Michel Brito Ferrer, who defected Aug. 17.</p>
  • U-S women bag gold at Gymnastics Championships

    08/20/2003 10:11:47 PM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 11 replies · 1,002+ views
    AP ^ | 8/20/03 | AP Staff
    Anaheim, California-AP -- A string of injuries didn't stop the U-S women's team from striking gold at the World Championships in Anaheim, California. The gold is the first for any American team at the worlds, men or women. It also gives the team a major boost as it heads into the Athens Olympics next year. The margin of victory was just one-point-74 points over U-S women bag gold at Gymnastics Championships the Romanians. Chellsie Memmel carried the Americans, who lost Annia Hatch and Courtney Kupets to injuries. Memmel was an alternate until being pressed into service late last week. She's...