The victory of Germany's Armin Hary in the 100-meter dash helped make a gloomy Thursday for the U.S. But the next day Americans won six gold medals. Turn page for full Olympic story.
OLD RELIABLE GLENN DAVIS COMES THROUGH
Gathering all his reserve power for the stretch run after the last barrier, Glenn Davis starts the sprint that carried him to victory in the 400-meter hurdles. Winner of the same event in Melbourne in 1956, 25-year-old Davis set a new Olympic record of 49.3 as he led his teammates, Cliff Cushman and Dick Howard, to a U.S. sweep. This brilliant performance was the highlight of a golden day for the American athletes in Rome. They took three firsts in track and field and three in swimming.