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8.02.96

8.02.96

FORECAST: Put away the umbrella. Skies will be mostly sunny
early on, then partly cloudy.

This is an article from the Aug. 2, 1996 issue

HOT TICKET: Boxing semifinals (BX28111). Already guaranteed six
medals, the U.S. sends out three more boxers trying to reach the
finals: Floyd Mayweather at 125 pounds, David Reid (156) and
Antonio Tarver (178).

THOSE USOC CONNECTIONS: U.S. javelin thrower Tom Pukstys, 28,
who competes today, says he has been offered a pitching tryout
by New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Pukstys last
pitched in 1985.

TODAY'S GOLD RUSH

ARCHERY (2)
(12:15 p.m.) Stone Mountain
Archery Center

MEN'S TEAM
Pick: South Korea

WOMEN'S TEAM
Pick: South Korea

BASEBALL (1)
(7 p.m.) Atlanta-Fulton
County Stadium
Pick: Cuba

DIVING (1)
(10 p.m.) Georgia Tech
Aquatic Center

MEN'S PLATFORM
Pick: Dmitri Sautin, Russia

FIELD HOCKEY (1)
(7:30 p.m.) Morris Brown College

MEN
Pick: The Netherlands

GYMNASTICS (1)
(3 p.m.) Coliseum, Athens

RHYTHMIC TEAM
Pick: Bulgaria

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING (1)
(5 p.m.) Georgia Tech
Aquatic Center

TEAM
Pick: U.S.

TENNIS (2)
(1 p.m.) Stone Mountain
Tennis Center

WOMEN'S SINGLES
Pick: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Spain

MEN'S DOUBLES
Pick: Woodbridge-Woodforde, Australia

TRACK AND FIELD (6)
(7:30 a.m.) Olympic Stadium

MEN'S 50-KM WALK
Pick: Jesus Garcia, Spain

(5 p.m.) Olympic Stadium

POLE VAULT
Pick: Igor Trandenkov, Russia

WOMEN'S SHOT PUT
Pick: Sui Xinmei, China

WOMEN'S LONG JUMP
Pick: Jackie Joyner-Kersee, U.S.

3,000M STEEPLECHASE
Pick: Moses Kiptanui, Kenya

WOMEN'S 10,000M
Pick: Derartu Tulu, Ethiopia

WRESTLING/FREESTYLE (5)
(3:30 p.m.) Georgia World Congress Center

114.5 POUNDS
Pick: Valentin Yordanov, Bulgaria

136.5 POUNDS
Pick: Tom Brands, U.S.

163 POUNDS
Pick: Kenny Monday, U.S.

198 POUNDS
Pick: Rasul Khadem, Iran

286 POUNDS
Pick: Mahmut Demir, Turkey

YACHTING (1)
(Noon) Wassaw Sound

SOLING
Pick: Schumann-Flach-Jakel, Germany

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COLOR PHOTO: RICHARD MACKSON [Synchronized swimmers]

SPOTLIGHT ON...

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING

Thanks to a pair of perfect 10s for technical merit and a third
for artistic impression, the U.S. led the team competition after
Tuesday's technical program. But today's freestyle routine
accounts for 65% of the total score. Canada and Japan stand 2-3,
respectively, in the eight-team field.

This is an article from
the Aug. 2, 1996 issue