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1996 Knoxville U.S. National Championships
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City

Knoxville, Tennessee

All-Around Gold Medalist

Shannon Miller

Vault Gold Medalist

Dominique Dawes

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Dominique Dawes

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Dominique Dawes

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Dominique Dawes

Junior All-Around Gold Medalist

Vanessa Atler

Preceded by

1995 New Orleans U.S. National Championships

Succeeded by

1997 Denver U.S. National Championships

The 1996 Coca-Cola National Championships were held in Knoxville, Tennessee on June 5-8th. These were the last championships to be sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Format of Competition

The competition was split into junior and senior divisions, with both divisions competing in the same two days of competition, where the all-around was contested on both days.

The senior division of these Championships also served as the qualifications into the Olympic Trials. The top 14 in the all-around moved onto the Olympic Trials.

Results

Seniors

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-
Around
Shannon Miller
Dynamo
Jaycie Phelps
Cincinnati
Dominique Moceanu
Karolyi's
Vault Dominique Dawes
Hill's
Kerri Strug
Karolyi's
Kristy Powell
Aerials
Uneven
Bars
Dominique Dawes
Hill's
Katie Teft
Twistars
Monica Flammer
Cypress
Balance
Beam
Dominique Dawes
Hill's
Mohini Bhardwaj
Brown's
Katie Teft
Twistars
Floor
Exercise
Dominique Dawes
Hill's
Kerri Strug
Karolyi's
Jennie Thompson
Dynamo

Juniors

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Vanessa Atler
Charter Oak Gliders
Alexis Brion
Gymstrada
Elise Ray
Hill's

Notable Moments

  • Amy Chow did not finish the Championships due to back spasms. She did, however, successfully petition into the Olympic Trials.

Advanced to the Olympic Trials

  1. Shannon Miller
  2. Jaycie Phelps
  3. Dominique Moceanu
  4. Amanda Borden
  5. Kerri Strug
  6. Dominique Dawes
  7. Kristy Powell
  8. Jennie Thompson
  9. Mary Beth Arnold
  10. Katie Teft
  11. Theresa Kulikowski
  12. Mohini Bhardwaj
  13. Larissa Fontaine
  14. Kristen Maloney
  15. Amy Chow (petitioned)

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