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Olympic Capsules

July 24, 1996

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

BASKETBALL (MEN)

Predrag Danilovic scored 19 points, leading Yugoslavia over South Korea 118-65. China defeated Argentina 87-77, moving closer to its first ever quarterfinal berth.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

Americans Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes were 15-7 winners over Italy’s Andrea Ghiurghi and Nicola Grigolo; Americans Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh won 15-10 over Australia’s Julien Prosser and Lee Zahner.

BOXING

Light heavyweight Antonio Tarver struggled to an opening round win over Russia’s Dmitry Vybornov in a nearly punchless bout that left even U.S. fans booing his performance. Tarver won 5-2. The Americans are 8-1.

CYCLING

Erin Hartwell won America’s first silver medal in cycling since the 1984 Games, finishing second in the 1-kilometer time trial. In individual pursuit,

American Kent Bostick was ninth in qualifying.

EQUESTRIAN

Australia won the gold medal in the three-day event. The United States took the silver, with New Zealand getting the bronze. Bruce Davidson, on Heyday, knocked over three rails, and one more mishap could have dropped the United States to bronze.

FIELD HOCKEY

The U.S. men remained winless after a 4-0 loss to India. The men are 0-22-4 in five Olympic appearances. India attempted 18 shots to America’s one.

ROWING

The U.S. women’s eight caught Canada in the final 100 meters to win its repechage and reach the Olympic final. Three of four U.S. crews advanced to semifinals, with only the women’s quad failing to qualify.

SOFTBALL

The unbeaten U.S. softball team won its fourth game, beating Taiwan 4-0. Lori Harrigan allowed two hits, struck out five and didn’t walk anyone and Sheila Cornell hit a two-run homer. The Americans have outscored their opponents 29-1.

China (3-1) beat Puerto Rico (1-3) 10-0 in five innings.

SHOOTING

Aleksandra Ivosev of Yugoslavia won the women’s three-position rifle event. Irina Gerasimenok of Russia took the silver and Renata Mauer of Poland won the bronze.

``I’m very proud that I’ve proven to the world that despite the conditions in our country, sport people from Yugoslavia can succeed,″ said Ivosev, whose score of 686.1 broke the Olympic record of 684.3 set by American Launi Meili in 1992.

SWIMMING

Janet Evans, rebounding from her earlier stunning defeat, qualified for Thursday’s 800-meter freestyle. Evans is trying to tie speedskater Bonnie Blair’s record of five Olympic gold medals by an American woman.

TEAM HANDBALL

Patrik Cavar scored eight goals as Croatia beat Switzerland 23-22 in men’s competition. Russia beat Kuwait 32-20 and France topped Spain 27-25.

VOLLEYBALL

The Netherlands defeated Japan 15-3, 15-10, 15-3, leaving both teams 1-2.

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