20 Years Ago in IG
GRIGORI Misiutin landed on the cover of the November 1991 IG,
which included team coverage from
the Indianapolis world champi-
onships. Misiutin helped the Soviet
Union dominate the competition,
with China a distant
second and a com-
bined Germany (the
Berlin Wall had come
down) third. Misiutin
went on to win the
much to the dismay
of his teammate
(who would have his day at the
1992 Olympics, winning six golds).
The American women did well in
Indy, placing second as a team and
producing its first world all-around
champion, Kim Zmeskal.
DAVE BLACK (LEFT); JEAN-PHILIPPE CYPRES (RIGHT)
Later in the issue, the U.S.
women were golden at the XIth Pan
Am Games in Cuba, earning the
team title and a 1-2 finish in the all-around with Stephanie Woods and
THEN & NOW: Stacy Maloney (in 2003 at left) coached Paul and Morgan Hamm to Olympic stardom, but he’s always had a second career as a rock singer/guitarist. In August, he was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame at the Visa Championships in St. Paul, Minn., where he appeared to be headed for a gig with his band, 2Morrow EvR AfteR.
8-16 43rd World Championships
13-30 Pan American Games
2 Arthur Gander Memorial
6 Swiss Cup
12-13 World Cup Series (Comp. II)
26-27 World Cup Series (Comp. II)
10-11 Toyota International
Toyota City, Japan
16-17 Mikhail Voronin Cup
-1Age that Riley Barclay started gymnastics, according to his bio at
tics.com. Interview with his coach
& father, Scott Barclay, on p. 12.
IG’s Picks of the Month!
1994 Massilia Gala (floor exercise)
This French gymnast could really move, and the clever choreography
of this routine gave her plenty of opportunities to prove it.
Why quit NOW?
Because I REALLY want to
make a comeback someday.
2011 Visa Championships (balance beam)
With a packed routine that includes a layout-full and a piked full-in
dismount, this junior may have the best beam routine in the world.
VITALY MARINITCH 1994 Dortmund Worlds (horizontal bar) Representing Ukraine at the end of his career, Marinitch led the field in compulsories by 0.50 (56.90) at this team-only worlds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-fCKs8GcBE&feature
1972 MUNICH OLYMPICS Olga Korbut, Karin Janz and Lyudmila Turischeva (AA) A five-minute clip that shows three of the stars from those games, which were won by Turischeva. Her classic floor is shown here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmno0t-TQ4M
It’s just beautiful;
it’s my Batmobile.
USA Gymnastics has relatively few elite women: among its membership of 75,746 women
and 12,098 men, the senior division at U.S. championships had 20 women and 45 men.