FORECAST: Could be a wet one, with a 40% chance of showers and
thunderstorms early on.
HOT TICKET: Women's all-around gymnastics (GA56581). Fresh off
their historic team win, the U.S. women now go for individual
gold. Kerri Strug is out with an ankle sprain, but Dominique
Dawes, Shannon Miller and Dominique Moceanu will compete.
Svetlana Khorkina of Russia is the favorite.
ONE FOR EACH RING: Krisztina Egerszegi of Hungary seeks her
fifth career gold medal, in the 200 backstroke. Queen Krisztina,
as she is known in her homeland, was 14 when she won her first
gold in '88.
TODAY'S GOLD RUSH
July 24, 1996
(9:30 a.m.) Stone Mountain Velodrome
MEN'S INDIVIDUAL PURSUIT
Pick: Andrea Collinelli, Italy
(3:25 p.m.) Georgia World
WOMEN'S TEAM FOIL
MEN'S TEAM FOIL
(4:15 p.m.) Georgia Dome
Pick: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia
(3 p.m.) Georgia World
MEN'S 143 POUNDS
Pick: Udo Quellmalz, Germany
WOMEN'S 114 POUNDS
Pick: Legna Verdecia, Cuba
(11 a.m.) Wolf Creek
MEN'S SMALL-BORE RIFLE, PRONE
Pick: Jens Harskov, Denmark
MEN'S RAPID-FIRE PISTOL
Pick: Ralf Schumann, Germany
(7:30 p.m.) Georgia Tech
WOMEN'S 800M FREESTYLE
Pick: Brooke Bennett, U.S.
MEN'S 50M FREESTYLE
Pick: Gary Hall Jr., U.S.
WOMEN'S 200M BACKSTROKE
Pick: Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungary
MEN'S 200M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Pick: Jani Sievinen, Finland
WOMEN'S 4X200M FREE RELAY
Wills Park Equestrian Center
10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily
Through Aug. 4
Gunfight exhibitions, bullfighting, barrel racing and country
and western music are among the activities that highlight this
festival in Alpharetta, which is located about 45 minutes north
of Atlanta. There are also more than a dozen types of Native
American craftwork and lots of food and other entertainment.
Tickets are $19 for adults, $14 for senior citizens and children
ages 6-12. Kids under six are free.
Visit SI's Web site and CompuServe (SIOLYMPICS) for instant
Olympic results plus Games-related stories published in the
OLYMPIC DAILY and the weekly SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. Browsers may
also search the SI Olympic Preview issue, the official Olympic
program and a database filled with Olympic history, past results
and information on every sport at the Summer Games.
In an 18-hour span, Lisa Fernandez (left) and the Americans will
find out how they stack up against two other medal contenders in
this first-time Olympic sport. After meeting Canada tonight in
Columbus, Ga., the U.S. will be back at it tomorrow morning with
a game against Australia.