International Gymnastics Competition Here

June 11, 2004

THE International Gymnas-tics Championship is scheduled at the GimnasioNacional in La Sabana, on the western edge of San José June 11-13, bringing with it275 male and female gymnasts from all over the world.About 100 Costa Rican gymnasts will participate in the championship sponsored byClub Gimnastico Carbonell in La Uruca, northwest of San José. The competition willalso include 25 clubs from nations including Bolivia, Canada, the United States andMexico, which will send gymnasts with a range of ages and skill levels.“Gymnastics is very important for young people,” said Carlos Carbonell, director ofClub Carbonell. “It’s very popular with kids because it requires creativity.”THE competition begins today at 9 a.m. and concludes June 13 at noon. Entry is $5;children under 12 are free.The females will participate in vault, beam, uneven bars and floor competition.Male participants will compete in even bars, rings, floor, high bar, vault and pommelhorse events.For more info, contact Club Gimnastico Carbonell at 290-5672.

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