11. February 2003
Las Vegas/USA
Artistic Gymnastics

INTERNATIONAL GYMNAST reported, that U.S. champion Tasha Schwikert, who underwent surgery in December, performed on four events this past weekend at the Vegas Cup.

Schwikert, a 2000 U.S. Olympian and the 2001 and 2002 national champion, missed last year's World Championships due to a lingering leg injury. The American Cup champion of 2002 plans to defend her title this year on March 1st this year.

10. February 2003
Niederwörresbach (GER)
Artistic Gymnastics

Last weekend took place the traditional 20th anniversary of 'Day of Artistic Gymnastics' in the German center Niederwoerresbach. In was also a hearty met of the former worldstars of artistic gymnastics Larissa Klimenko-Petrik, Olympic champion on floor 1968 in Mexico-City and the silver medalist (vault) Erika Zuchold from Leipzig. The reason was the opening of an exhibition of the painter Erika Zuchold. Larissa and her husband Victor Klimenko, Olympic Champion 1972 (Munich) are working as coaches in Niederwoerresbach/Germany

10. February 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

Brett McClure ascended the top of the podium last Friday at the Men's Winter Cup Challenge, held at the Las Vegas Sports Center in Las Vegas/Nev. His score of 54.950 points in the first session held up through the second session of competitors, with Jason Gatson taking top honors in the second session and second place overall with 54.450 points.

10. February 2003
Retrospect Debrecen
Artistic Gymnastics

Two month after the last World Championships in Debrecen/Hungary the German judge, Mr. Bernhard Schwermann wrote an articel about the problems of the values and asks: Are all winners from Debrecen the right champions...?
This article you can find under
>> www.gymmedia.com/FORUM (Artistic Gymnastics)

8. February 2003
Ljubljana / Slowenia
Artistic Gymnastics

To the first time the host of world championships 1922 and 1970, the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, is also host of European Champs of artistic gymnastics.
Athletes - elite and juniors - from 38 nations will fight for the medals from April 14 to 18 in the country of the Slovenian Olympic Gymnastics Hero Leon Stukelj,
3-times Olympic and 5-times world champion of history
Ljubljana and its legend Miroslav Cerar, the World Champion from 1970...