The Michigan Daily-Monday, February 29, 1988- Page 13
CALGARY, Alba. (AP) - Brent
Rushlaw, a four-time U.S. Olympic
bobsledder, came within a tick of a
clock of winning a medal Sunday as
time ran out on America at the
The United States won a paltry
six medals, the same number taken
by Netherlands and Finland.
This was the worst American
showing since 1936, when the U.S.
took home only four of the available
For the Soviets, it was the best
Winter Olympics ever with 28
medals out of a possible 138.
For America, the competition
was dismal and distressing, but not
- Eric Flaim, the speed skater,
won one silver medal and finished
fourth three times, missing out on
three more medals by a total of 6 and
- Pam Fletcher suffered a broken
leg before she could compete in the
women's downhill ski race.
- Josh Thompson, a world cham-
pionship silver medalist in biathlon,
went away without a top 10 finish,
confused and disheartened.
- Figure skater Debi Thomas had
a chance for victory Saturday as she
dueled with East German Katarina
Witt, both their routines set to the
music of the tragic French opera
"It wasn't supposed to happen, I
guess," Thomas said after nearly
falling three times and falling from
possible gold to bronze. "But I
"I don't even want to come back
right at this moment," Thompson
said. "But my attitude will change."
That seemed to sum it up. The
next Winter games are at Albertville,
France, four years away. And that's a
lot of time.
U.S. skater Bonnie Blair holds up her two Olympic medals. Blair took the
gold medal in the women's 500-meter race and the bronze in the 1000-
meter race. She is the only American to win more than one medal at this
year's Winter Olympics.
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Geology in the Rockies
American figure skater Brian Boitano performs the first of three com-
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