Kim Hamilton of the Richmond Olympiad won the all-around competition and the Bridgettes of South Plainfield, N.J., the team title, upstaging local entries in the eighth annual Capital Cup women's gymnastics meet at Montgomery College-Rockville last night.

Jinny Rhee of the Prince George's Gymnastics Club was unsuccessful in defending her all-around title after tripping during the floor exercise.

In the 48-team competition, the MarVaTeens club of Rockville, last year's runner-up, placed near the bottom after entering a less-experienced six-person team.

Rhee, a senior at Paint Branch High School, scored 8.15 for the floor routine, an event in which she scored 9.1 last year. She had a 9.35 on the uneven bars, 9.25 on the beam and 9.3 on the vault, averaging 1.5 points lower than last year.

"We have Jinny working on new routines to train for 1988 (Olympic) compulsory requirements," said her club coach, Chip Stevenson.

Said Rhee, "I was disappointed, considering that our team had an outside chance to win the three-man team title.

"This was a meet we were working very hard for. I had been working on a new floor routine but I didn't have it together yet."

MarVaTeens Coach Gary Anderson was also looking to the future as he entered a squad of gymnasts 12 and under.

"I wanted my elite gymnasts who have a chance to be on the national team to peak later in the season, so I held them back," said Anderson. "But I was extremely proud of the way our kids did considering this was their first major meet."

Hamilton led the competition with a 37.65 total. Her best routine was a runner-up 9.55 in the bars.

The top 10 individuals in each event will compete in this afternoon's finals, beginning at 2:30. In the morning, 16 intermediate-level teams will compete for the junior cup beginning at 9. Local Gymnasts Find Tough Competition At Capital Cup Meet By Jean Tenuta Special to The Washington Post

Kim Hamilton of the Richmond Olympiad won the all-around competition and the Bridgettes of South Plainfield, N.J., the team title, upstaging local entries in the eighth annual Capital Cup women's gymnastics meet at Montgomery College-Rockville last night.

Jinny Rhee of the Prince George's Gymnastics Club was unsuccessful in defending her all-around title after tripping during the floor exercise.

In the 48-team competition, the MarVaTeens club of Rockville, last year's runner-up, placed near the bottom after entering a less-experienced six-person team.

Rhee, a senior at Paint Branch High School, scored 8.15 for the floor routine, an event in which she scored 9.1 last year. She had a 9.35 on the uneven bars, 9.25 on the beam and 9.3 on the vault, averaging 1.5 points lower than last year.

"We have Jinny working on new routines to train for 1988 (Olympic) compulsory requirements," said her club coach, Chip Stevenson.

Said Rhee, "I was disappointed, considering that our team had an outside chance to win the three-man team title.

"This was a meet we were working very hard for. I had been working on a new floor routine but I didn't have it together yet."

MarVaTeens Coach Gary Anderson was also looking to the future as he entered a squad of gymnasts 12 and under.

"I wanted my elite gymnasts who have a chance to be on the national team to peak later in the season, so I held them back," said Anderson. "But I was extremely proud of the way our kids did considering this was their first major meet."

Hamilton led the competition with a 37.65 total. Her best routine was a runner-up 9.55 in the bars.

The top 10 individuals in each event will compete in this afternoon's finals, beginning at 2:30. In the morning, 16 intermediate-level teams will compete for the junior cup beginning at 9.