Known as "Pammy Bileck" during her gymnastics
career, Pam began gymnastics in her native California (interestingly, at Amy
Chow's long time gym). She went on to make the USA's 1984 Olympic team, but an
injury after trials raised doubts about her competitive status. A fractured bone
in her foot restricted Pam to tumbling and vaulting only once a week leading up
to the competition. Despite the reduced training, she was able to compete - and
compete quite successfully - at the Olympics.
Overshadowed by her Olympic teammates (Mary Lou
Retton, Julianne McNamara, etc.), Pam sacrified a lot for the
team's silver medal. As the 1984 National co-champion on beam
that year (with Tracee Talavera), Pam very well could have
medalled on beam at the Olympics. However, she was called upon to
start the team on beam, which mean that she had little chance of
qualifying to the event finals.
After retiring from elite
gymnastics, Pam attended UCLA, majoring in Communications and
Business. After graduating she worked for her parents' company in
San Jose, but now works for Disneyland. Concurrently, Pam
continues to contribute to the world of gymnastics through
coaching, judging, and executive responsibilities.
L to R: Pam Bileck, Mary Lee Tracy, Alyssa Beckerman,
Vanessa Atler and Steve Rybacki. Photo used with the expressed permission of Rick Perozzi, Web master of the official Vanessa Atler Web site.
Formerly a coach at the California Sports
Center, she is now affiliated with SCATS. In addition to her
regular coaching responsibilities, she often assists at TOPS
training camps (e.g., 1996 National TOPS Training Camp) alongside
other Olympians (Vladimir Artemov, Artur Akopian,
Kim Zmeskal, Michelle Dussere). As reported on Gymn-l , long a brevet judge, Pam
judged at the 1998
Copa Gimnastica meet in Mexico City, Mexico. In addition, she served as the USAG Region One Technical
Chairperson for awhile (having now been replaced by Sue Graff).
Pam is now married, and goes by the name Pam Bileck-Flat. In 2001, she and her husband had a son.
Bileck was born on December 1st, 1968.
. This page was created on June 10th, 1999 and last updated on January 2, 2000.