Team China Wins the International 3 on 3 Gymnastics Championships
posted on 03/02/1997

The team from China won the International 3 on 3 Gymnastics Championships, which features a trio of a male, female and rhythmic gymnast, at the Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, in Fort Worth, Texas.

The team from Ukraine edged out the USA, 27.050 to 26.875. The U.S. team consisted of Meaghan Muller (Roswell, Ga.), two-time Olympian John Roethlisberger (Minneapolis, Minn.) and seven-time Olympic Medalist Shannon Miller (Edmond, Okla.).

Miller said, "It was exciting to be competing again. It was more nerve-wracking than being on tour."

Roethlisberger added, "You don't want to blow it for your teammates."

Fourth place went to the second U.S. team which included Alicia Albe (Germantown, Md.), Olympian Chainey Umphrey (Los Angeles, Calif.), and Olympic Medalist Amy Chow (San Jose, Calif.).
ttendance at the Tarrant County Convention Center Arena was 2,707.

Below is a list of the trio results.

3 on 3 Gymnastics Championships Results

# Name, Country, Prize Money
1. Team Total, 27.225, $6,000
Zhou XiaoJing, CHN
Fan Hongbin, CHN
Ji Liya, CHN

2, Team Total, 27.050, $3,000
Natalia Kurina, UKR
Rustam Sharipov, UKR
Olga Tesenko, UKR

3, Team Total, 26.875, $2,250
Meaghan Muller, USA-1
John Roethlisberger, USA-1
Shannon Miller, USA-1

4, Team Total, 26.250, $1,500
Alicia Albe, USA-2
Chainey Umphrey, USA-2
Amy Chow, USA-2

5, Team Total, 25.800, $1,500
Laura Zacchilli, ITA
Giovanni D'Innocenzo, ITA
Francesca Morotti, ITA

(from prelims)
6, Team Total, 26.025, $750
Yana Batyrchina, RUS
Juri Kryukov, RUS
Elana Dolgopolova, RUS

7, Team Total, 25.800, $750
Jana Pagenkopf, GER
Valeri Belenki, GER
Gritt Hoffmann, GER

8, Team Total, 25.475, $750
Valeri Vatkina, BLR
Andrei Kan, BLR
Elena Savko, BLR

Teams 6-8 competed in only one round of competition.