Shannon's injury no longer issue, coach says
|.||And, in Nunno's words, she did an
Olympic medal-winning performance on the balance beam. Nunno admits, though, that he
passed it off.
"Well," he thought, "she just had a good day."
Then, she did another medal-winning routine Tuesday.
He didn't pass that off.
"Shannon Miller is 85 percent back to her prime form," Nunno said, sounding as confident as he has since learning Miller-Phillips only cracked a bone instead of tearing muscles. "And that's a lot farther than I ever thought she would be."
Miller-Phillips still must prove it to USA Gymnastics. She and four other gymnasts who withdrew from last month's championships and filed petitions for the Olympic trials will be evaluated Tuesday morning at the Fleet Center in Boston. The gymnasts must participate in the verification meet and demonstrate their readiness on all four apparatus.
Do it, and they're in the trials. Don't, and they're going home.
Nunno doesn't believe Miller-Phillips will have any problems. She will make believers out of the verification judges.
"I think as soon as she steps out on the floor, she's
verified," Nunno said. "I think looking at Shannon -- barring any other mishap -- they're going to say, 'Wow.'
(Readed in "The
Und nach Nunnos
Darstellung turnte sie am Balken im Bereich einer Medaillenleistung.
(Artikel aus "The Oklahoman"/ 09-08-2000