Russian Olympic Gold Medalist Elena Zamolodchikova Earns Gold on Vault and Floor
Brisbane, Australia- The 2001 Goodwill Games got underway tonight at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center with American Brett McClure (Mill Creek, Wash.) earning a 9.362 on pommel horse to bring home a bronze medal.
Jordan Jovtchev, Olympic bronze medalist from Bulgaria, earned gold on men’s floor exercise with 9.375 followed by Olympian Marian Dragulescu of Romania with 9.312 and Russian Olympian Alexei Bondarenko with 9.237. Reigning Olympic All-Around Champion Alexei Nemov, competing for the first time since the Sydney Olympics, finished in fifth with 8.975. McClure finished eighth with 8.5.