Countdown Days until opening ceremonies: 42.

June 07, 1996

Miller in lead: Shannon Miller, a five-time Olympic medalist who hasn't competed since last fall due to injuries, took first place in the compulsories at the National Gymnastics Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. Defending champion Dominique Moceanu was second, Jaycie Phelps third. The compulsories count for 60 percent of the points. The women's optionals will take place tonight. The top 14 competitors will go to the Olympic trials.

Drive for five: Connie Paraskevin-Young made her fifth Olympic team by defeating Christine Witty in the women's match sprint last night in a battle of two-sport stars in Trexlertown, Pa. Paraskevin-Young made the Winter Olympic team in 1980 and 1984 as a speedskater before going to the 1988 and 1992 games as a track cycler. Witty, of West Allis, Wis., won the World Cup speedskating sprint championship in February. She will be a cycling alternate in Atlanta.

Pub Date: 6/07/96

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