Shannon Miller and Dominique Moceanu submitted injury petitions to the Women’s Selection Committee on Monday, June 17, to allow their scores from the 1996 Coca-Cola National Gymnastics Championships to be used during the U.S. Olympic Trials-Gymnastics in Boston, Mass., June 27-30. Both Miller and Moceanu’s petitions were approved.
The Olympic Games Women’s Selection Procedures state: “If one of the top seven gymnasts in rank order from National Championships is injured after the National Championships, her injury is verified by a physician approved by USA Gymnastics, and the petition is then accepted, her National Championships’ score will be her score for the Olympic Trials. This score is entered into the all-around results prior to the start of the Olympic Trials. If her total score from National Championships remains within the top seven ranked all-around scores from Trials, she has earned one of the seven slots on the Olympic Team.”
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