Star Gymnasts

GRACE AND GUTS, BUT WHAT ABOUT HER STAGE FRIGHT?

Henrietta Onodi, Hungary

"She is so far ahead of her country's other gymnasts that finding training partners has been a problem. "There was a year when I trained alone," says Hungary's Henrietta Onodi. "It was terrible." Her isolated, gutsy quest has won international renown. "She's got the hearts of everybody," says Donna Strauss, a U.S. coach.

The question is whether the green-eyed, dark-haired 18-year-old can conquer her stage fright. Dogged by a history of erratic performances, she could be her own worst enemy if she suffers a small slip early in the...

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