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Russian gymnastics team named

July 29, 2008 |  2:01 pm

The Russians have named their women's gymnastics team according to International Gymnast magazine.

International Gymnast is a great resource for finding updated rosters for foreign teams and news about those teams.

For example, it's posted a story about Yulia Lozhechko, a three-time member of the Russian national team, who was suspended for three months last year after defying her coaches at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

She opted to do a more difficult balance beam dismount with the hope of boosting herself into the individual event balance beam final. Instead, she fell and cost the Russians valuable points in the team competition.

Needless to say, Lozhechko is not a member of the Beijing-bound Russian Olympic team.

-- Diane Pucin