Re: Kerri Strug (fwd)
Jessica A. Walton (jessica@MIDWEST.NET)
Thu, 4 Jul 1996 19:15:42 -0500
I don't think you should be turned off to the entire world of Women's
Gymnastics, but rather just VERY dissappointed, as I am, in the Coach for
worrying first about his precious medals, and not about his girls, which
should ALWAYS be the first concern to ANY and ALL people who work with
As we all know though, the kids tend to get lost in the politics of it
all...as they do in Scouting so very often...a good reminder lesson for
all of us.
> From: JASON CRUSE
> To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
> Subject: Re: Kerri Strug (fwd)
> Date: Saturday, August 03, 1996 5:26 PM
> 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
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