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Friday, July 23, 1 976

Swimmers strike more gold

By The Assciated PeN
MONTREAL-The undefeated
American men swimmers rolled
up two more gold-medal victo-
ries and East Germany's Kor-
nelia Ender did the same last
night at the 21st Olympic
Miss Ender won the 100-me-
ter butterfly in world record
time. Then, hardly dry from
that record swim, the 18-year-
old supersprinter o u t s w a m
American Shirley Babashoff 25
minutes later to win the 200
freestyle, again in world record
It took five Americans to
match Miss Ender's gold strike.
Brian Goodell of Mission
Viejo, Calif., winning his sec-
ond freestyle gold medal, cap-
tured the 400 meters in a
world-record 3 minutes 51.93
Then America's 400 medley
relay team splashed to victory
in a world-record 3:42.22. That
blasted out of the record books
a mark of 3:47.28 set by a dif-
ferent American foursome in
the morning.
The relay gold medalists were
John Naber of Menlo Park,
Calif., in the backstroke, John
Hencken of Santa Clara, Calif.,
in the breaststroke: Matt Vogel
of Ft. Wayne, Ind., in the but-
terfly and anchorman Jim Mont-
gomery of Madison, Wis., in
the freestyle.
The men have now won a re-
markable nine gold medals in
nine events.
And Phil Boggs of Akron,
Ohio, diving coolly and confi-
dently, won the gold medal in
. the men's three-meter spring-
board event last night with
619.05 points.
Meanwhile, Nadia Comaneci
and Nelli Kim reaped all of
the gold in women's gymnas-

tics last night-Miss Comane-
ci with two perfect 10-point
performances and Miss Kim
with one.
Miss Comaneci, Romania's 14-
year-old queen of world gym-
nastics, hit her sixth and sev-
enth perfect performances of
the week for gold medals on
the uneven bars and balance
beam and added a bronze in the
floor exercise.
Miss Kim, the 19-year-old So-
viet star, won the floor exercise
with a perfect 10 and took the
vault, her specialty, with a 9.95.
Olga Korbut, the darling of
the 1972 Munich Games, won
only one individual medal-a
silver in the balance beam. But
she got the warmest ovation of
the night from the overflow
crowd of more than 16,000 at
The Forum.
Miss Kim scored her second
perfect score on a bouncy
athletic floor exercise which
seemed to strike a happy me-
diom between Miss Comane-
ci's saucy ragtime routine and
Soviet star Ludmila Touris-
cheva's classical ballet.
Miss Kim's point total was
19.850. Miss Tourischeva took
the silver medal with 19.825 and
Miss Comaneci, whose score of
9.95 received scattered boos
from the crowd looking for yet
another 10, won the bronze with
Meanwhile, t w o American
shooters shared the Olympic
victory stand yesterday as a
gesture of protest against the
ietits>): used to break ties.
"I don't feel I have any more
right to the gold than Marga-
ret," said U.S. Army Capt. Lar-
ry Bassham, judged the gold
medal winner by a barely per-
ceptible margin over Margaret
Murdock in the small-bore rifle
competition Wednesday.
At the presentation cere-

mony, as the national flags
were being raised and the
United States' national anthem
was beginning, Bassham turn-
ed to Mrs. Murdock, helped
her onto the winner's stand
and held her tightly around
the waist until the music stop-
There were still more rea-
sons for Americans to cheer.
Sue Rojcewicz of Southern
Connecticut State triggered a
14-point burst in the second
half that carried the United

States-now 2-1-to an 89-75
women's Olympic basketball
victory over Canada.
In boxing, Sugar Ray Leon-
ard won his second bout, over-
whelming Soviet Valery Lima-
sov to advance in the 140-lb.
Yesterday, the Soviet water
polo team, defending Olympic
champs, withdrew, which
aroused much suspicion and
threats of disciplinary action.
The Soviets claimed sickness
and injuries as the reason, but

many others are suspicious.
Finally, American diving
team manager Tom Gomfh has
accused the Soviets of attempt-
ing to rig the diving competi-
tion. Gomfh claims that Soviet
officials approached him about
supporting woman springboard
diver Irina Kalininia in ex-
change for Soviet backing for
U.S. diver Phil Boggs.
Though Gomfp backed off
from some of his remarks last
night, the Soviets are still in hot
water over the incident.

SUPER STROKER BRIAN GOODELL of Mission Viejo, Calif. splashes his way to his second
gold medal of the Olympics, this time in the 40-meter freestyle yesterday. He won the 1500
meter Tuesday.
Thom pson's home run gives
Tigers split with White Sox

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO ' Rookie Jason
Thompson smacked a two-run
homer, his 13th of the season,
as the Detroit Tigers defeated
the Chicago White Sox 4-1 for a
split of yesterday's twi-night
Lamar Johnson drove in three
runs with a double and two
singles and Bill Stein belted a
two-run homer to power John
"Blue Moon" Odom to his first
major league win in almost a
year as the White Sox won the
opener 9-3.
Johnson singled home Chi-
cago's first run against loser
Frank MacCormack, 0-5, and
highlighted a four-run sixth with
a two-run double. Bill Stein
capped the uprising with a two-
run homer.
The Sox chased MacCormack
with three runs in the second,
two coming on a single by
Wayne Nordhagen.
NEW YORK - Bert Cam-
paneris' ninth-inning sacrifice
fly gave the Oakland A's a 6-5
victory yesterday over the New
York Yankees.
Billy Williams opened the
ninth with a single off Dick
Tidrow, 3-1, and pinch-runner
Larry Lintz went to third on
Phil Garner's single up the
middle. After Bill North struck
out. Campaneris came through
with his decisive fly ball.
The Yanks got two solo home
runs from Oscar Gamble and
one from Graig Nettles and tied

the score on four walks in the
seventh, three of them coming
a f t e r shortstop Campaneris
touched second base for a force
play - but forgot the number of
outs and neglected to throw to
first for what would have been
an easy inning-ending double
Oakland's Joe Rudi hit a two-
run homer off Yankees starter
Dock Ellis in the third as the
A's built a 4-1 tad.
CLEVELAND-Charlie Spikes
keyed a five-run first inning

with a grand slam homer and
Boog Powell hit a solo blast as
the Cleveland Indians overpow-
ered the California Angels 7-5
last night.
Spikes jumped on a Frank
Tanana fast ball for his third
home run of the season, giving
the Indians a 5-1 lead in the
Dennis Eckersley, 5-8, gave
up a two-run homer in the sev-
enth to Tony Solaita but picked
up the victory in relief of Stan
Thomas. Tanana, 11-7, yielded
all seven Cleveland runs in 4%

Major League Standings
East East
W L Pet. GB W L Pet. GO
New York 57 33 .633 - Philadelphia 61 28 .685 --
Baltimore 46 44 .512 11 Pittsburgh 51 40 .560 11
Cleveland 44 44 .500 12 New York 49 46 .516 15
Detroit 42 47 .475 141 St. Louis 40 51 .440 22
Boston 42 48 466 15 Chicago 38 54 .413 24,
Milwaukee 37 50 .424 18' Montreal 28 58 .326 31'
west west
Kansas City 57 35 .621' - Cincinnati 58 35 .624 -
Oakland 49 45 .521 9 Los Angeles 52 41 .559 6
Texas 46 45 .506 9Y Houston 48 48 .500 111
Minnesota 43 48 473 1312 San Diego 46 48 At9 121t
Chicago 43 49 466 14 Atlanta 43 50 462 15
california 39 57 A05 20 San Francisco 40 55 421 19
Yesterday's Results Late game not included
Oakland 6, New York 5 Yesterday's Results
Chicago 9-1, Detrait 3-4 Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 0
Kansas City 3, Milwaukee 1 Atlanta 7, Montreal 1
Baltimore 4, Texas 3 Chicago 8, St. Louis 4
Cleveland 7, California5 San Diego at Los Angeles, n
Minnesota 5, Boston 1 Only games scheduled
Today's Games Today's Games
Milwaukee at Baltimore, n Cincinnati at Atlanta, a
Detroit at Cleveland, n Pittsburgh at Phladelphia, a
Boston at New York, n New York at Montreal, a
Minnesota at Chicago, a Chicago at St. Louts, n
Kansas City at Oakland, a San Francisco at Houston, n
Only games scheduled San Diego at oLs Angeles, a

Margaret Murdock of Topeka, Kansas, shares the winner's
platform with U.S. Army Capt. Lenny Basshaw of Bedford,
Texas during award ceremonies for small bore rifle shooting
yesterday. The event officials, after lengthy discussion over the
tie between the two at the end of regulation shooting, awarded
the gold to Capt. Basshow and the silver to Ms. Murdock,
based on previous performance. Capt. Basshaw claimed the
committee should award both of them the gold and insisted
Ms. Murdock stand on the top with him..

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