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Encyclopedia > Julianne McNamara

Julianne McNamara was an American Artistic Gymnast who was born to Australian parents on October 11, 1965. She was the winner of the US women's first individual event gold medal in Olympic history. Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics in which competitors perform short routines (ranging from approximately 10 to 90 seconds) on different apparatus (see lists below). ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in Leap years). ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ...


She won the 1980 US all-around title and earned a spot on the Olympic team that boycotted the Moscow Games. A year later, at the world championships that were coincidentally also held in Moscow, McNamara notched the top U.S. women's world all-around finish (seventh place) to that point in history. She also earned a bronze medal on bars, seventh on floor and finished fifth on beam - She entered the beam final in first place but, went overtime in the final. 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


At the 1982 World Cup, Julianne fell off the bars to place eighth all-around. In finals, though, she earned a bronze on vault and a seventh place on beam. At the 1983 world championships, She made a mistake on floor to finish 16th all-around, but earned a sixth place on vault and a seventh on bars. 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1982, The Flower Council of Holland, headed by namesake Dutch Queen Juliana, christened the Julianne McNamara rose. At the time, the only other American woman to be so honored was the then US First Lady Nancy Reagan. Queen Juliana Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, (April 30, 1909 - March 20, 2004) of the House of Orange-Nassau was Queen of the Netherlands from her mothers abdication in 1948 to her own abdication in 1980 and Queen Mother (with the title of Princess) from... White House portrait Nancy Davis Reagan (born July 6, 1921) is the widow of President Ronald Reagan and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. ...


The climax of her career was at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. There, she tied Ma Yanhong from China for first on the uneven bars (both gymnasts scored 10.00), won the silver on floor, and placed fourth all-around. (Redirected from 1984 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1984: 1984 Summer Olympics 1984 Winter Olympics This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...


Julianne didn't retire officially until 1987 - though the 1984 Olympics was her last competition. She accomplished a lot in her international career. She really helped put the US women's team on the map in the early 1980s, and even though she was national All-Around champion only in 1980, She was internationally recognized as the top American gymnast from 1981 to 1984. 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Upon her retirement from gymnastics, Julianne embarked on an acting career, appearing in television shows such as Charles in Charge and Knight Rider. In 1989, she married baseball player Todd Zeile, whom she met while attending UCLA. The title screen for Charles in Charge Charles in Charge was a situation comedy television show broadcast on American network CBS which starred Scott Baio as Charles, a college student living with the Powell family as a live in babysitter. ... Knight Rider was a popular US 1980s television show. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Baseball is popular in the Americas and East Asia. ... Todd Edward Zeile (born September 9, 1965 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California) is a former third baseman and first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1989 to 2004. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ...

"I hope people think I brought integrity to gymnastics, My impact was a feeling that I loved the sport and that it was from my heart."


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HickokSports.com - Biography - Julianne McNamara (228 words)
McNamara was the first American woman ever to win an individual gold medal in an Olympic gymnastics event, but she was hardly noticed because Mary Lou Retton was the focus of attention at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.
McNamara, who once said, "I'm striving for a ten every time out," did achieve five perfect scores of 10 during the Olympics, a record for an American gymnast.
McNamara won the American Cup all-around title and was named female gymnast of the year in 1981 and 1982.
GymnasticGreats.com: Whatever happened to Julianne McNamara? (571 words)
Julianne's competitive career started with a bang in 1979, when she placed sixth overall at the Junior U.S. National Championships.
In 1980, Julianne and her clubmate, Tracee Talavera, were named to the U.S. Olympic team.
Julianne’s greatest achievements came on the uneven bars, where she medalled at several international competitions (including a bronze medal at the 1981 World Championships).
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