Edited by Dwight Normile
20 Years Ago in IG
CHINA’S Li Li was a crowd favorite at the 1990 Goodwill
Games in Seattle, even though she
didn’t win a single individual medal.
China finished third, behind the
Soviet Union (first) and the USA.
Li’s German giants on
bars and originality
on beam really made
her stand out in a
deep field. Soviets
Natalia Kalinina and
skaya went 1-2 in
the all-around, with
(Hungary) winning the bronze.
The same countries placed first,
second and third in the men’s team
event, and Soviets Vitaly Scherbo
and Valery Belenky won the all-
around gold and silver. American
Lance Ringnald took the bronze.
The issue featured another Olym-
pic-style event that went defunct:
the U.S. Olympic Festival. Chainey
Umphrey and Brandy Johnson were
the all-around champions.
THOMAS SCHRE YER
THAT BAD? At the Youth Olympics in Singapore, Malaysian judge
Seng Yong Hoong either had the sniffles or didn’t like the routine he
was evaluating. Let’s hope it was the former.
5-7 Osijek World Cup
12-14 DTB-Pokal World Cup
18-21 Glasgow World Cup
11-12 Toyota International
Toyota City, Japan
15-19 Mikhail Voronin Cup
3-14 19th Commonwealth Games
16-24 42nd World Championships
25-27 Arthur Gander Memorial
29-31 Swiss Cup
2010 team GPA of Michigan men’s
team, which also won the NCAAs.
Temple was next with 3.384.
“I tried to stay focused, like you said,
but then everything went blurry.”
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HUMAN GRACE Short documentary from 1952 A collection of clips from more than a half century ago, this film is interesting, entertaining and at times humorous. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGPpDXpfX6o&feature
2010 Japan Cup (floor exercise)
The bouncy German mounted with a roundoff, flip-flop, half-in, rudi-out, which the FIG-MTC named after him and rated a G-skill.
2010 Youth Olympics (uneven bars)
Mounting with an original inside-Stalder to Shaposhnikova-half,
Komova, 15, shows excellent amplitude and difficulty in this routine.
2010 Youth Olympics (parallel bars)
Kamoto “the Dragon,” who turned 16 on Sept. 14, already shows
refined technique and style. He’s like a mini Kohei Uchimura.
A blend of Nadia and Nastia, Youth Olympic champion Viktoria Komova has no
weakness except for experience. Is she already the favorite for London 2012?