Special Sub-Topic: Olympic Gymnastics: American Style
|In the year 2004, Carly Patterson became the second women to ever win Olympic Gold in the All-Around. Who was the first?|
Mary Lou Retton. Shannon Miller won the silver medal at the 1992 Olympics. Phoebe Mills and Julianne McNamara were national champions but did not win the Olympic All-Around gold.
|Which U.S. Olympic gymnast won the balance beam title at the 1996 Olympics?|
Shannon Miller. Shannon Miller won the gold in 1996. Carly won the silver in 2004. Dominique never won a medal on the balance beam at the Olympics. She did however win the silver at the 1995 World Championships.
|Carly Patterson won 3 Olympic Medals in 2004.|
True. Carly won the gold medal in the all-around and the silver with the team and also on the balance beam.
|U.S. Olympic gymnast Gregg Weiss has a son Michael who is also an Olympian. What sport did he compete in?|
Figure Skating. Greg Weiss's son Michael competed in figure skating at the 1998 and 2002 Olympic Games.
|What are the names of the first set of brothers to compete at the Olympic Games in gymnastics?|
Paul and Morgan. Morgan and Paul are the first set of brothers to compete for the US in gymnastics. Paul is the 2004 Olympic All-Around Champion.
|Shannon Miller has won 9 Olympic Medals?|
False. Shannon Miller has won 7 Olympic Medals. 5 in Barcelona, and 2 in Atlanta.
|Who was the alternate for the women at the 1996 Olympic Games?|
There wasn't one. The first time in history that I can remember that they did not have an alternate at the Olympics.
|Bart Conner won the gold medal on the parallel bars at the 1976 Olympics. |
False. Bart Conner won the gold medal on the Parallel Bars at the 1984 Olympics.
|How many Olympic medals does Bart Conner have?|
2. He won the gold with the team and on the parallel bars at the 1984 Olympic Games.
|Which male gymnast was an Olympian in 2000, and an alternate in 2004?|
Steve McCain. Raj Bhavsar and Jamie Natalie were both alternates but not Olympians. Sean Townsend was a 2000 Olympian.
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