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Olympic Capsules

July 31, 1996

ATLANTA (AP) _ Capsules of Tuesday’s events at the Summer Olympics:


Americans Butch Johnson and Justin Huish advanced to the third round in the men’s individual competition with two victories each. A third American, Rod White, won in the first round but was eliminated in round two.

Meanwhile, the world’s No. 1 archer, Martinus Grove of Norway, eliminated the 1992 Olympic gold medalist, Sebastien Flute of France.


Bang Soo-hyun of South Korea, the 1992 women’s silver medalist, and Indonesia’s Mia Audina advanced to the women’s final. Dong Jiong of China and Denmark’s Paul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen will play for the men’s gold medal.


Travis Lee hit the 100th homer of the tournament as the United States completed round-robin play with a 17-1 victory over the Netherlands. The United States (6-1) finished second behind unbeaten Cuba. Cuba has a record 28 homers, the United States is next with 27. In the first Olympics with baseball as a medal sport, 1992, only 45 homers were hit during preliminary play.

Japan beat Italy 12-1 and moved into the medals round. Japan will play the United States Thursday; the Americans won the round-robin meeting 15-5. Cuba will play Nicaragua in the other first-round game.


Tony Ronaldson’s four-point play with 34 seconds to play helped Australia to a 73-71 upset of Croatia in the quarterfinals. The victory moved Australia (5-1) into Thursday’s semifinals against the winner of the United States-Brazil game. Andrew Gaze led Australia with 26 points.

Lithuania beat Greece 99-66 to advance to the semifinals. Lithuania, the 1992 bronze medalist, will play Yugoslavia in the semis. Yugoslavia defeated China 128-61.


Terrance Cauthen outpointed his Thai opponent and became the first U.S. boxer to be guaranteed an Olympic medal. Cauthen scored often with right hands in a tactical fight in beating Veongviact Phongsit 14-10 and advancing to the semifinals in the lightweight division.

American Nate Jones also advanced with a 21-4 rout of Tao Jiang of China at 201 pounds.

Albert Guardado Jr. became the sixth U.S. boxer to lose, dropping a 106-pound quarterfinal bout 19-14 to Oleg Kiryukhin of Ukraine.


Defending champions Kay Bluhm and Torsten Gutsche of Germany overtook Americans Peter Newton and John Mooney and won the two-man kayak 1,000-meter event, qualifying for Thursday’s semifinal. Newton and Mooney changed their strategy in the repechage, or second-chance race, coming from behind to win and qualify for the semifinal.

Mike Harbold also needed the repechage to qualify for the 1,000 canoe semifinal.


The U.S. women’s field hockey team defeated Spain 2-0 for fifth place.

South Korea moved into the gold medal game with a 1-0 victory over Germany. Britain warmed up for the bronze medal match with a 5-0 victory over Argentina.


Aleksandr Parygin of Kazakstan won the gold medal with 5,551 points.

After nearly 13 hours of competition in five sports, Parygin won the gold by catching Eduard Zenovka of Russia, the 1992 bronze medalist, just before the finish line in the 2 1/2-mile cross-country run.


The United States got an expected medal as mountain biking made its Olympic debut. Susan DeMattei won the bronze after her teammate and pre-race favorite, Juli Furtado, faded.

Three-time world champion Paola Pezzo of Italy won the women’s gold. World champion Bart Jan Brentjens of the Netherlands took the men’s gold.


Hernan Crespo’s two second-half goals helped Argentina move into its first Olympic final since 1928 with a 2-0 victory over Portugal.


The U.S. team won the gold medal, defeating China 3-1. Dot Richardson went 2-for-3 and hit a two-run homer, and Sheila Cornell drove in a run. The Americans finished the tournament 8-1.

U.S. starter Michele Granger struck out eight and allowed three hits before giving up a double with two outs in the sixth, putting runners at second and third. Lisa Fernandez finished.


The U.S. team moved into the lead with an almost flawless routine during the technical round of competition. The Americans, using a medley centered around ``When The Saints Go Marching In,″ scored three perfect 10s, two for technical merit and one for artistic impression. Those were the only 10s awarded.

The technical round counts for 35 percent of the total score. The five-minute freestyle programs, which count for the rest of the scoring, will be held Friday.


Kong Linghui and Liu Guoliang of China won the gold medal in men’s doubles, defeating defending champions Lu Lin and Wang Tao of China 21-8, 18-21, 21-19, 21-17.


The U.S. women’s team finished winless in its round-robin pool, losing 31-21 to China. Germany beat Angola 27-12, Denmark defeated Hungary 27-22 and Korea edged Norway 25-21.


Andre Agassi closed within one victory of a medal, rallying to beat Wayne Ferreira of South Africa 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals. Agassi was penalized a point in the third set for cursing, leaving him on the verge of ejection. But the top-seeded American rallied from a 5-3 deficit against the fifth-seeded Ferreira.

MaliVai Washington was eliminated by unseeded Spaniard Sergi Bruguera 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 7-5. Washington, seeded fourth, served for the match at 5-4 in the third set. But he double-faulted on break point, then lost the next seven points.

Top-seeded Mary Joe and Gigi Fernandez, bidding to repeat their Barcelona gold-medal performance, advanced to the semifinals in doubles by eliminating Valda Lake and Clare Wood of England 6-2, 6-1.

Agassi will meet wild-card Leander Paes of India on Thursday.


The United States was beaten by Cuba 15-1, 15-10, 15-12 in the quarterfinals.

It’s the first time in four Olympics the United States will go without a medal in volleyball.

Russia and China won their quarterfinal matches and will meet in the semifinals Thursday.


Andrey Chemerkin earned the title of ``world’s strongest man.″ Again.

Chemerkin, the gold medalist at the 1995 World Championships, broke the world record in the clean-and-jerk on his final lift to win the gold medal with a total of 1,008 1/2 pounds. His clean-and-jerk effort of 573 pounds broke the record of 562 pounds set by silver medalist Ronny Weller of Germany a few minutes earlier.


American Kurt Angle, the 220-pound world champion, won three matches to reach the semifinals. Angle was joined in the semifinals by teammates and returning Olympians Kendall Cross at 125 1/2 pounds and Townsend Saunders at 149 1/2.

Out of the gold-medal chase were Les Gutches at 180 1/2 pounds and Rob Eiter at 105 1/2. Both are alive for possible bronze medals.


America’s woes in yachting continued when the Tornado team blew a chance for a medal. Entering the final race with a one-point lead over fourth-place France, John Lovell and Charlie Ogletree finished 12th and dropped into eighth place overall in the final standings.

After winning medals in nine of 10 classes at Barcelona four years ago, the American sailors have none so far on home waters.

Fernando Leon and Jose Luis Ballester of Spain had clinched the gold in Monday’s racing on the Atlantic and decided to sit out the final race.

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