Sporting Gymnastics Competition in Siberia

A sporting gymnastics competition of young men and girls opened on Thursday in Kemerovo (regional centre in southern Siberia) within the framework of the Russian championship.

The press service of the Kemerovo region's administration reported that about 60 gymnasts from various Siberian towns are taking part in the competition. Among them are the leading gymnasts, members of the Russian national team, repeated winners and prize winners of Russian championships.

These competitions are to select participants in the final competitions for the Russian championship scheduled for November 11-17, 2002 in Leninsk-Kuznetsk.