Winners of the "FRIENDSHIP CLASSIC 2004", held this weekend in Pottsville, PA./USA were Gymnasts from Russia and Ukraine in the the junior and senior all-around and event titles.
Ukraine's Olga Scherbatykh won the senior all-around over Russian Polina Miller, who fell off balance beam. Sherbatykh won beam and floor exercise, Miller the other two events.
Third was American Grace Taylor of Aiken, South Carolina. Svetlana Klyukina (RUS) won the junior all-around over teammate Anna Grudko. Canadian Leslie Mak finished third in all-around and was the second on floor exercise...
Happy Girls: Front: Svetlana Klyukina (RUS); Olga Shcherbatykh (UKR); Grace Taylor (USA); Back:Leslie Mak (CAN); Polina Miller (RUS); Anna Grudko (RUS)
FRIENDSHIP CLASSIC - March 20, Pottsvile, Pa./USA -
1. Olga Scherbatykh UKR 37.125
2. Polina Miller RUS 36.225
3. Grace Taylor USA 35.700
4. Kayla Hoffman USA 35.050
5. Brittnee Habbib CAN 32.925
6. Zuzana Sekerova SVK 32.425
>> The Friendship Classic is held in Pennsylvania, USA and is hosted by the Pottsville Gymnastic Training Center.
The Friendship Classic- under the direction of Sandy Kost-Sterner and Barbara Kost-Lonergan - has gained international exposure due to the amount of countries and the caliber of gymnasts. Twenty different countries have already participated in the Friendship Classic. The competition has a unique feature as age group gymnasts have an opportunity to participate in a competition with some of the world's best gymnasts. As many as 16 countries at one time have participated in the past making the Friendship Classic perhaps the largest "international" competition in the USA. source: friendship classic