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7.24.96

7.24.96

FORECAST: Another muggy day is on tap, with a high of 91--but
only a 20% chance of rain.

This is an article from the July 24, 1996 issue

HOT TICKET: China vs. U.S. in women's volleyball (VY81721). In a
match pitting the top two teams in Pool A, the Americans get
their sternest test of the Games to date against a Chinese team
that swept them in four matches during a tour of California this
spring.

WHAT IF...the U.S. beats eight-time Olympic champion India in
men's field hockey today at Morris Brown? It would be a huge
upset and the first Olympic victory in the sport for the U.S.,
which is 0-21-4 overall in the Games and 0-2 in Atlanta.

TODAY'S GOLD RUSH

CYCLING (1)
(10 a.m.) Stone Mountain Velodrome

MEN'S 1-KM TIME TRIAL
Pick: Shane Kelly, Australia

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

WOMEN'S TEAM EPEE
Pick: Hungary

MEN'S TEAM SABRE
Pick: Hungary

GYMNASTICS (1)
(4:15 p.m.) Georgia Dome

MEN'S ALL-AROUND
Pick: Alexei Nemov, Russia

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

MEN'S 156.5 POUNDS
Pick: Kenzo Nakamura, Japan

WOMEN'S 123 POUNDS
Pick: Driulis Gonzalez, Cuba

SHOOTING (2)
(Noon) Wolf Creek Shooting Complex

WOMEN'S SMALL-BORE RIFLE, THREE-POSITION
Pick: Vessela Lecheva, Bulgaria

MEN'S DOUBLE TRAP
Pick: Steve Haberman, Australia

SWIMMING (4)
(7:30 p.m.) Georgia Tech Aquatic Center

MEN'S 200M BREASTSTROKE
Pick: Norbert Rozsa, Hungary

WOMEN'S 200M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Pick: Michelle Smith, Ireland

MEN'S 100M BUTTERFLY
Pick: Denis Pankratov, Russia

WOMEN'S 4X100M MEDLEY RELAY
Pick: U.S.

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

167.5 POUNDS
Pick: Pablo Lara, Cuba

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COLOR PHOTO: BILL FRAKES [Alexei Nemov]

SPOTLIGHT ON ...

ALEXEI NEMOV
The 20-year-old Russian gymnast is expected to battle Vitaly
Scherbo of Belarus for the all-around men's title. Nemov, the
all-around titlist at the '95 world championships, already has a
gold in hand, the result of leading Russia to the team title on
Monday. Scherbo won the all-around in Barcelona.