Rumanian floor exercise champion, Teodora Ungureanu, won the gold medal at the "Champions All" gymnastics meeting held at the Empire Pool, Wembley in London, on Saturday (10 April).
GV INT Empire Pool
SV Peter Korman of USA on high bar
SV Teodora Ungureanu of Rumania on asymmetric bars (3 shots)
SV Crowd applauds
SV Willy Moy of France on high bars (3 shots)
SV Lidia Gorbik of USSR on asymmetric bars (3 shots)
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Background: Rumanian floor exercise champion, Teodora Ungureanu, won the gold medal at the "Champions All" gymnastics meeting held at the Empire Pool, Wembley in London, on Saturday (10 April).
Miss. Ungureanu beat British champion, Avril Lennox, and Lidia Gorbik of the Soviet Union, who shared the silver medal. Danise Cheshire of the United States finished fourth.
The Rumanian finished with a total of 38.55 points, while Miss. Lennox and Miss Gorlbik scored 37.75 points each. The win has boosted Miss. Ungureanu's chances of gaining a medal at the Montreal Olympic Games later this year.
In the men's title, the gold medal was won by Peter Korman of the United States, with willy Moy of France, second, and Alexandre Maleyev of the Soviet Union in third place. Korman scored 54.80 points, only .60 of a point in front of the Frenchman, with the Soviet Union's gymnast a further .25 of a point behind.
SYNOPSIS: The Empire Pool at Wembley in London on Saturday where gymnasts from thirteen countries were competing in a "Champions All" tournament. Her, Peter Korman of the United States is performing on the high bar in the men's title.
Korman, a member of the United States' Olympic gymnastic squad, went on to take the gold medal.
In the women's section one of the stars was the young Rumanian, Teodora Ungureanu.
Miss. Ungureanu, who is sixteen, is the current Rumanian floor exercise champion, and took second place in the world beam championship at Wembley last year.
She took the gold medal in Saturday's tournament.
Each country was represented by a man and woman gymnast, and the United States was competing for the first time.
Willy Moys, runner-up in the French national championships last year, is seen here going through his routine on the high bar. On Saturday he took the silver medal behind the United States competitor, Peter Korman.
The silver medal in the women's section was shared by Lidia Gorbik of the Soviet Union, here performing on the asymmetric bars, and Avril Lennox of Britain.
Fourth place went to Denise Cheshire of the United States.