Edited by Dwight Normile
35 Years Ago in IG
USFG Elite vault champion Kol- leen Casey leaped across the
September 1975 cover, but the big
story—and one that few remem-
ber—was coverage of the 1975 Pre-
Olympics in Montreal. A year before
she dominated the
(ROU) won the Pre-
Second was Nellie
Kim (USSR), who
would place second
to Comaneci again
Elsewhere, John Magginetti
wrote an article on homemade dowels for rings and high bar. Now, of
course, dowels are sewn right into
the grips, and for uneven bars, too!
Mitsuo Tsukahara (JPN) won the
men’s title over teammate Shun
Fujimoto. In 1976, Tsukahara would
place third, while Fujimoto would
become a hero for helping Japan
win the team gold while competing
on a broken leg.
THOMAS SCHRE YER
5-7 Osijek World Cup
12-14 DTB-Pokal World Cup
18-21 Glasgow World Cup
11-12 Ghent World Cup
3-14 19th Commonwealth Games
16-24 42nd World Championships
SPOT REMOVAL: At the 2010 Europeans, Youna Dufournet lost a medal
on bars when Eric Dumay grabbed her on this Def. The penalty for
assistance is 1.0—or .50 if a coach “brushes gymnast.”
11-12 Toyota International
Toyota City, Japan
15-19 Mikhail Voronin Cup
Number of gymnasts
to compete in the
2010 world championships for rhythmic
and artistic gymnastics, respectively.
“Don’t forget, you’re home-schooled.”
IG’s Picks of the Month!
KOHEI UCHIMURA 2010 Japan Cup (horizontal bar) The all-around world champion put on a display of technique and amplitude during the team final. Video includes great slo-mo, too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0ghNqOR9mg&feature
2010 European Championships (uneven bars)
Dufournet finished . 30 below the bronze in event finals, but perhaps
inconsistency on her Def caused the coach to grab her.
1983 World Championships (horizontal bar)
Pogorelov threw a Def and a Winkler—both with great form. He tied
for the silver with France’s Philippe Vatuone, who also did a Def.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (ALEGRIA)
Aerial horizontal bar act
An breath-gasping blend of high bar and trapeze—in which timing is
everything. And these three high bars are REALLY high.
Paul Hamm’s comeback announcement was a surprise, mainly because so much
attention had been placed on the decisions of Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson.