Vivian, 13, and Jessica, 12, competing for the East, won the gold medal in women's doubles table tennis at the Olympic Festival by defeating the North's Karen Chang of Jamaica Estates, N.Y., and Janet Kim of Honolulu, 21-15, 23-21. Their victory broke a 9-9 tie in dual play and clinched a gold medal for the East in team competition. Then, at the U.S. Open, Vivian and Jessica got a bronze medal in the girls' under-18 doubles after losing to a pair from Japan, and at the Junior Olympics they beat Caroline Oppenheimer of Bethesda, Md., and Katherine Wu of Rockville, Md., 3-0 to win the under-14 doubles title.
Ballard, 36, set a short-course 100-meter backstroke world record of 1:00.27 for men ages 35-39 at Gay Games IV. He was also the lead leg on West Hollywood Aquatics' medley relays, which established a masters' world record in the 200 and an American mark in the 400.
Long, 24, won the decathlon at the VISA Cup in San Luis Obispo, Calif., with 7,976 points. The 1991 NCAA decathlon champion and '92 Olympian defeated fellow U.S. team member Ricky Barker of Houston by 105 points and led the Americans to victory over Germany.
September 11, 1994
CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE
Boudreau, 27, won the women's 123-pound division at the U.S. powerlifting championships for the fourth year in a row and the overall title for a second straight year. She broke the U.S. and world records in the deadlift (485 pounds) and total lift (1,124), and squatted 407 and bench-pressed 242.
Gailes, 24, a hotel valet, won the men's 500-meter single sculls and was second in the 1,000 at the Goodwill Games. Earlier, at the nationals, Gailes earned gold medals in single, double and quadruple sculls and will represent the U.S. at the world championships in double sculls.