American Courtney Kupets is Champion of Junior All-Around and Event Finals
Indianapolis, Ind. – 1996 Olympic gold medalist Amy Chow (San Jose, Calif.) won the 2000 Bluewater International Invitational in Sarnia, Ontario on March 19 with an all-around score of 38.212. She also placed first on uneven bars and floor exercise, scoring a 9.7 on both events. Chow finished third on vault (9.175) and beam (9.6).
“We are very proud of Amy’s results at the Bluewater Invitational in Canada and see this as a positive sign for the women’s program as we get closer to the 2000 Olympic Games,” said USA Gymnastics President Bob Colarossi.
Winning the all-around silver medal was Kate Richardson (CAN) who scored 37.662. Melinda Cleland (AUS) finished third with 37.600.
Chow’s teammates were Rachel Tidd, (San Marcos, Calif.) who finished sixth in the all-around with a score of 37.012, and Annabeth Eberle (Reno, Nev.) who placed eighth with 36.687. Eberle also won the vault event final with a 9.287.
U.S. Junior National Team Member Courtney Kupets (McLean, Va.) won the junior all-around competition with 36.675 points. She also finished first in all four events, scoring a 9.35 on vault, a 9.025 on uneven bars, a 9.575 on beam and a 9.475 on floor exercise.
1. Amy Chow (USA) – 38.212
2. Kate Richardson (CAN) – 37.662
3. Melinda Cleland (AUS) – 37.600
4T. Tatyana Yarosh (UKR) – 37.325
4T. Yvonne Tousek (CAN) – 37.325
6. Rachel Tidd (USA) – 37.012
1. Courtney Kupets (USA) – 36.675
2. Sarah Lauren (WAIS*) – 35.637
3. Brenne Rutledge (WAIS*) – 34.612
*Western Australian Inst. of Sport