Maria Olaru Wins World Title
Tianjin, China – In her first world championships, Elise Ray (Columbia, Md.) finished 8th in the individual all-around competition at the 1999 World Championships in Tianjin, China. Maria Olaru of Romania was the all-around champion, with Victoria Karpenko (UKR) second, and Elena Zamolodchikova (RUS) capturing the bronze. Ray finished with a score of 38.017, .757 behind Olaru, who finished with 38.774.