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,Page Twelve


I hu rsdciy, J U I y 22, 1976

Nadia wins first gold medal

MONTREAL (A', -N a d i a
Comaneci, the 11-year-old Ro-
manian who has captured the
hearts of the world like few
Olympic champions, gained her
gold medal yesterday in the
women's all-around gymnastics
competition, and also received
two more perfect scores of 10
in one of the Games' all-time
great performances.
Meanwhile, American m e n

continued to swamp the rest of
the warld in swimming as Matt
Vagl of Fort Wayne, Ind., won
the gld medal and led a 1-2-3
United States sweep in the 100-
meter butterfly.
Vogel, 19, was timed in
54.3S seconds. Joe Bottom of
Santa Clara, Calif., was sec-
and in 54.50 and Gary Hall,
24, of Cincinnati, was third in

Ulrike Richter of East Ger-
m-tny won the women's 100-me-
ter backstroke gold medal in
1:01.83, three-tenths of a second
off the world record, but a new
Olympic record. Brigit Treiber
of East Germany was second
and Nancy Garapick of Canada
was third.
And the U.S. men's relay
team chopped more than seven
seconds off its own world record

in winning the 800 freestyle re-
lay in 7 minutes 23.22 seconds.
The Soviet Union was second
and Great Britain third.
Great Britain's third place
finish means that Wolverine
swimmer Gordon Downie col-
lected a bronze medal as a
member of the relay unit.
The victorious Americans, all
previous medal winners in these
1976 Games, were Mike Bruner
of Stockton, Calif.; Bruce Fur-
niss of Santa Ana, Calif.; John
Naber of Menlo Park, Calif.,
and Jim Montgomery of Madi-
son, Wis. The American men,
who now have won all seven
swimming events contested thus
far, shattered their own world
word of 7:30.33, set in Wednes-
day morning's qualifying.
Marina Koshevaia led a So-
viet medals sweep, in the 200-
meter breaststroke, winning the
gold in the world record time of
2 minutes 33.35 seconds. Marina
turchenia was second and Liu-
bov Rusanova third. The old
mark was 2:34.99, set in 1974 by
Karla Linke of East Germany,
who finished fifth.
The U.S. men's basketball
team had another tough game
but All-Americans A d r i a n
Dantley and Scott May led a
second - half comeback that
carried them to a 112-93 vic-
tory over Yugoslavia.
At halftime, the Americans
trailed 55-51. But May and Dan-
tley, the American corner men,
took turns at filling in the mid-
dle in place of foul-plagued cen-
ters Mitch Kupchak and Tom
LaGarde and pulled the United
States through the crisis. Dan-
tley led all scorers with 27
points and May had 26.
Michigan's Phil H u b b a r d
scored two points.
No gymnast ever had been
awarded a perfect 10 points in
the Olympics until Miss Com-
aneci got it in the compulsory
uneven parallel bars Sunday
night. She hit 10 in the balance
beam and in her own creative
bars routine Monday. Then
Sunday she got 10 on both the
bars and the beam.
It was incredible, and the
whole world was talking about
the lovely little girl who has
trained half her life to become
the world's outstanding woman

gymnast. But Nadia was as cool
as her rigorous training routine
demanded during all of the
years of preparation.
"I felt very good about the
gold medal. It was nice. I felt
happy but I will try to perfect
my present routines," she
said. Asked if she was certain
of victory going into the com-
petition, she replied without
blinking an eye, "Da."
The silver medal went to Rus-
sia's Nellie Kim, who scored a
10 of her own on the vault. Rus-
sian Ludmila Tourischeva, the
reigning Olympic and world
champion, won the bronze. The
scores were Comaneci 79.275,
Kim 78.675 and Tourischeva
78.625. A perfect score would
be 80.
Those three compete again to-
night for individual gold medals
on all four women's gymnastics
apoaratus - bars, beam, vault
and floor exercise. Miss Com-
aneci was favored to win on the
bars and beam, Miss Kim on
the vasnlt and Miss Tourischeva
on the exercises.
Yesterday's medal winners listed
by gold, silver and bronze in each
Swimming, men's 100 meter but-
eerfly-Matt voget Fort Wayne,
tnd.; Joe nottom, Santa Ctara,
Calif.; Gary Hall, Cincinnati.
Swimming, men's 800 metertfree-
style relay - United States-Mike
Bruner, Stockton, Calif.; Bruce Fur-
niss, Santa Ana, Calif.; John Na-
ber. Menlo Park, Calif.; Jim Mont-
gomery, Madison, wis.; Russia;
Great Britain
swimming, women's 200 meter
breaststroke - Marina Koshevia,
Russia; Marin aIurchenma, Russia;
Liubov Rusanova, Russia.
Swimming, women's 100 meter
backstroke - Ulrike Richter, East
Germany; Brigit Treiber, East Ger-
many; Nancy Garapick, Canada.
Shooting, small bore rifle, three
positions-Larry Bassham, Bedford,
Tex.; Margaret Murdock, Topeka,
Kan.; werner Sebald, West Ger-
Gymnastics, women's all-around,
individual - Nadia Comaneci, Ro-
mania; Nelli Kim, Russia; Ludmila
Tourischeva, Russia.
Gymnastics, men's ali-around, in-
dividual-Nikolai Andrianov, Rus-
sia; Sawao Kato, Japan; Mitsuo
Tsukahara, Japan.
Weightlifting, lightweight - Zbig-
now Kaezmarek, Poland; Pytor Ka-
rol, Russia; Daniel Senet, France.
Fencing, foil, individual - Fabio
Dal ZottouItaly; Alexandr Roman-
lo, Ronsli;a e r a a r d Talvard

AP Photo
Jim Montgomery dives into the pool for his leg of the 800 meter freestyle relay yesterday, as
John Naber finishes his leg. The U. S. team set a new world record to win the gold medal. The
U.S.S.R. placed second and Great Britain with Michigan's Gordon Downie took third.

Major League Standngs

Chicago sweeps Detroi t
behind Lamar, Bart Johnson

W L Pet. GB
Philadelphia l 28 .682 -
Pittsburgh 51 39 .567 10
New York 49 46 .516 14.
St. Louis 40 50 .444 21
Chicago 37 54 .407 24!,
Montreal 28 57 .329 301,
Cincinnati 58 35 .624 -
Los Angele 52 41 1159 6
Houston 48 4 .500 111'
San Diego 46 48 .489 12%
Atlacta 42 50 .457 15'4
San Francisco 40 55 .421 19
Wednesday's Games
Los Angeles 7, St. Louis 6, 10 inn.
Philadelphia 5, San Diego 1
San Francisco 2, Chicago 1
Pittsburgh 5-4, Houston 1-1
Montreal 4, Atlanta 3
Cincinnati 4, New York 0
Today's Games
Pittsburgh (Medieb 5-8) at Phila-
delphia (Underwood 5-2), 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta (Morton 0-7) at Montreal
(Fryman 8-7), 8:05 p.m.
Chicago (Stone 1-2) at St. Louis
(Falcone 6-9), 8:30 p.m,
Sac Diego (Spillner 2-9) at Los
Angels (Rhode 9-0) 10:301p..
Only games scheduled.

W L Pet. GIS
New York 57 32 .640 -
Baltimore 44 44 .500 12%
Cleveland 43 44 .494 13
Boston 42 46 .477 14'?
Detroit 41 46 .471 15
Milwaukee 37 49 .430 181,
Kansas City 56 35 .616 -
Texas 46 43 .517 9
Oakland 48 45 .516
Chicago 42 48 .467 13"-
Minnesota 41 4l 481 14
Calilorsnia 39 56 .410 19
Yesterday's Games
Cleveland 6, California.s
New York 10, Oakland 1
Chicago 4-3. Detroit 1-0
Milwatukee 5. Kansas City 0
Boston at Minnesota. late
Baltimore at Texas, late
Today's Games
Oakland (Norris 3-2) at New York
(Elis 11-4), 2 p.m.
California (Tanana 11-6) at Cleve-
land (Thomas 2-1), 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee (Travers 10-7) at
Kansas City (Fitzmorris 11-5), 8:30
Boston (Tiant 10-7) at Minnesota
(Redfern 2-6), 9 p.m.
Detroit (McCormack 0-4 and Bare
3-5) at Chicago (Barrios 2-3 -and
Odom 0-0 01 Knapp 0-1), 9 pm.
Baltimore (Grimsley 2-4) at Texas
(Perry 9-7), 9:05 p.m.

From Wire Service Reports
CHICAGO (UPI) - Bart Johnson tossed a six-
hitter in the nightcap after rookie Chris Knapp
hurled a four-hitter for his first major league win
in the opener last night to hurl the Chicago White
Sox to a 4-1, 3-0 doubleheader sweep of the De-
troit Tigers.
All of the Chicago runs in the nightcap came
in the fourth inning when Jorge Orta opened
with a single, stole second and scored on Bill
Stein's single. Kevin Bell singled to move Stein
to third and both runners scored on Bucky Dent's
IT WAS Johnson's ninth win against eight loss-
es and rookie Dave Lemanczyk took his second
loss against one win, even though he allowed
only six hits and struck out eight.
In the opener, Lamar Johnson batted in two
runs with a sacrifice fly and a single and Brian
Downing and Ralph Garr each drove in one run.

Munson marches
NEW YORK - Thurman Munson drove in five
runs with a three-run homer and two singles and
Catfish Hunter scattered nine hits as the New
York Yankees routed the Oakland A's 10-1
Wednesday night.
The only Oakland run off Hunter, 12-8, came in
the first, on Joe Rudi's RBI single.
Munson hit his home run in the fifth inning
and run-scoring singles in the first and eighth.
Reds roll
CINCINNATI - Cincinnati's Fred Norman re-
tired 21 of the first 22 New York batters and ex-
tended lis career record at Riverfront Stadium
to 30-7 with a four-hitter as the Reds blanked the
Mets 4-0 Wednesday night.
Norman, 8-2, allowed only a fourth-inning triple
by John Milner until the eighth when Mike Vail
and Roy Staiger singled.

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