Re: Kerri Strug (fwd)
JASON CRUSE (jcruse@DU.EDU)
Sat, 3 Aug 1996 16:26:07 -0600
The Kerri Strug incident really didn't bother me nearly as much as the
incident with Shannon Miller on the vault a couple of nights later.
At that point in the competition, Miller was in danger of not getting
any individual golds. If you watched, recall that on her second vault,
her hand slipped and she fell, taking herself out of contention.
Her coach's response? Miller is in tears, crushed by the mistake. Her
coach comes over, bends down to her face, and says "Of course you fell!
You changed your stride in the middle of your run! What did you do that
for?" And walks away. No encouragement, no hug, not even a reassuring
That incident, for me, completely turned me off to women's gymnastics,
more than anything else. I'm split on the Kerri Strug incident. I'm
disgusted by the Shannon Miller incident.
-- Jason A. Cruse
University of Denver
"Toujours en avant. Si Dieu avait voulu que l'homme reculat, il lui
aurait mis un oeil derriere la tete."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City