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7.23.96

7.23.96

FORECAST: A cold front will blow through (high of 88 degrees),
and there's a 40% chance of rain.

This is an article from the July 23, 1996 issue

HOT TICKET: Women's team gymnastics finals (GA5699). It's a
three-way race for the gold. The U.S., a close second behind
Russia after Sunday's compulsory half of the competition, is
seeking its first gold in the event. World champion Romania
looms in third.

WHAT, NO KEY? Kim Rhode--at 16 the youngest member of the U.S.
shooting team and a medal hopeful in today's women's double
trap--has already been awarded the "El Monte Tile," the highest
honor bestowed upon citizens of El Monte, Calif.

TODAY'S GOLD RUSH

FENCING (1)
(2:55 p.m.) Georgia World Congress Center

MEN'S TEAM EPEE
Pick: France

GYMNASTICS (1)
(3 p.m.) Georgia Dome

WOMEN'S TEAM
Pick: U.S.

JUDO (2)
(3 p.m.) Georgia World Congress Center

MEN'S 172 POUNDS
Pick: Toshihiko Koga, Japan

WOMEN'S 134.5 POUNDS
Pick: Gella Vandecaveye, Belgium

SHOOTING (2)
(Noon) Wolf Creek Shooting Complex

MEN'S FREE PISTOL
Pick: Sorin Babii, Romania

WOMEN'S DOUBLE TRAP
Pick: Deborah Gelisio, Italy

SWIMMING (5)
(7:30 p.m.) Georgia Tech Aquatic Center

MEN'S 400M FREESTYLE
Pick: Tom Dolan, U.S.

WOMEN'S 200M BREASTSTROKE
Pick: Amanda Beard, U.S.

MEN'S 100M BACKSTROKE
Pick: Jeff Rouse, U.S.

WOMEN'S 100M BUTTERFLY
Pick: Angel Martino, U.S.

MEN'S 4X100M FREESTYLE RELAY
Pick: U.S.

WEIGHTLIFTING (1)
(4 p.m.) Georgia World Congress Center

154 POUNDS
Pick: Kim Myong Nam, North Korea

WRESTLING/GRECO-ROMAN (5)
(3:30 p.m.) Georgia World Congress Center

114.5 POUNDS
Pick: Armen Nazarian, Armenia

136.5 POUNDS
Pick: Wlodzimierz Zawadzki, Poland

163 POUNDS
Pick: Filiberto Azcuy, Cuba

198 POUNDS
Pick: Hakki Basar, Turkey

286 POUNDS
Pick: Aleksandr Karelin, Russia

LOCAL CULTURE

DISCOVER NATIVE AMERICA '96
652-662 West Peachtree Street
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Presented by the Seminole tribe of Florida, this festival
includes singing and dancing by more than 15 tribes, Native
American food, a museum and a Seminole village. Admission is $18
for adults, $12 for children.

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COLOR PHOTO: PETER READ MILLER [Amanda Beard]

SPOTLIGHT ON ...

AMANDA BEARD
Having already won a silver medal in the 100-meter breaststroke
on Sunday, the 14-year-old Californian will again try to become
the youngest U.S. swimmer ever to win an individual gold. Beard
is the favorite in tonight's 200 breaststroke, but she will have
to beat 100-meter gold medalist Penelope Heyns.

This is an article from
the July 23, 1996 issue