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The Michigan Daily - Monday, September 19, 1988 - Page 19

Seoul ___
Louganis hopes for
'1984 all over again
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - It's Greg Louganis all over again.
Four years ago, Louganis swept both Olympic diving medals, something
only two other divers in Olympic history had accomplished.
He sets out for an unprecedented second sweep of Olympic golds on Day
4 -tomorrow in Seoul, today in the United States - in the finals of the
ranen's 3-meter springboard, an event he won by more than 94 points in
The American diver will share the Olympic stage with the U.S.
basketball team, which resumes its gold-medal march against Canada after
'opening the competition with a 97-53 victory over Spain, and with
American boxer Kenny Gould.
The only other finals set for Day 4 are in the men's air rifle and in the 56-
:kilogram class of weightlifting.
Louganis, a winner of 47 national, six Pan American and five world
championships, has set himself a goal in the springboards competition.
"Eight hundred points on the springboard is one goal of mine," Louganis
said before the Games. "It's never been done, so if I don't get it, I won't
"lose my self-esteem."
His career best in the springboard is 755.49 points.
Mark Bradshaw, another American, and China's Tan Liangde and Li
:Deliang are most likely to challenge Louganis. Liangde was the silver
medalist in 1984.
Preliminaries will be completed tomorrow, tonight U.S. time, and the
top 12 divers will advance to the finals.
The U.S. men's basketball team, which defeated Spain even more handily
than it did in the gold-medal game four years ago, still left Coach John
Thompson looking for improvement defensively against Canada.
"I'm never satisfied with defense, but the kids put forth effort and
intensity," he said. "... I know and I think they know we have a lot of things
to improve on."
Center David Robinson scored 16 points to lead the United States, which
won even though Danny Manning was limited to just 15 minutes of playing
time because of a stomach disorder.
Gould, of Rockford, IL, is one of the leading U.S. gold-medal contenders.
He meets Joseph Marwa of Tanzania in a first-round bout in the 147-pound
The 21-year-old Gould, who won a world title in 1986 and has fought
more than 400 bouts, is a pure boxer who has adapted his style to
international rules.
Matt Biondi will be double -dipping on Day 4 as he swims in the
preliminaries of the men's 100-meter butterfly and comes back as one leg of
the U.S. 4x200 freestyle relay team.
For Biondi, the 100 fly in another matchup with "The Albatross,"
Michael Gross of West Germany. Gross won the 1984 gold medal in the
The U.S. women's volleyball team, which came away with the silver
medal in 1984, opens the 1988 Summer Games against China, the team that
handed the Americans their only loss four years ago.
Tennis, an exhibition sport in these Games, kicks off with 16 matches
Steffi Graf of West Germany, fresh from her Grand Slam of professional
tennis, heads the women's field. Stefan Edberg, the 1988 Wimbledon
champion, leads the men.
Mitchell strikes silver
SEOUL,South Korea (AP) - American platform diver Michelle Mitchell
.worries about growing old gracefully, something that happens quickly to a
young woman in a sport best compared to driving a car off a three-story
The young know no limits. The old know them all.
"Today was the experience of age vs. the resiliency of youth and I was
hoping experience would pay off," Mitchell, 26, said Sunday.
"And it did for me, Silver is great."
The color will match the medal Mitchell took home from Los Angeles
four years ago, but it will present a greater personal triumph. She is the
'American grande-dame of the 10-meter tower, written off more than once.
With maturity is supposed to come grace, but women divers are
increasingly going the way of their gymnastic counterparts- one step on the
;world's stage and never an encore.
Because it is no longer enough to find a youngster small, light and agile
enough to perform the twists and turns diving demands and wait for her to
develop. Now coaches find kids who are all those things and more- fearless
enough to jump from a platform 30 feet above the water.
; And as it turned out Sunday, Chinese teen-ager Xu Yanmei, 17, kept
Mitchell from the gold by throwing a flawless backward 2 1/2 somersault
in the final round, totaling 445.20 points to the American's 436.95.

. But teammate Wendy Lian Williams, 21, finished behind Mitchell with
400.44, in no small part because the more highly regarded of China's
'outhful duo, 14-year old Chen Xiadon, lost her nerve on the final dive.
1 It was a backwards 3 1/2-somersault with the highest degree of difficulty
' in the competition. And the failure to hit it left Chen backsliding into fifth.
But it was clear that Chen, who finished first in the preliminaries and so
Competed Sunday as the final'diver, was in trouble before she ever left the
tower. She walked slowly to the end of the platform and never once raised
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Returning from the Penn State serve rec
Invitational, the Michigan women's while. V
volleyball team was left at a cross- returns."
roads. It wasn't that the team bus
broke down in western Pennsylvania Next,
between Oak and Main streets, but College.
rather the team finds itself caught vidence 1
between repeating last season's dis- 15-11.
appointments or fulfilling this year's
considerable potential. In it
Michigan showed its best and 2 in a co
worst sides this weekend in State own pec
College, PA. The team first faced the firsti
Penn State's Nittany Lions, perenn- Michiga
ially a top twenty team. The Wol- unusualc
verines lost in three straight games
15-5, 15-2, and 16-14. Davis
table to
"We didn't play that well against (in voll
Penn State," said head coach Joyce twelve),
Davis. "It was a real flat perfor- thought
mance. Our blocking was off. flashed
Volleyball is the same as other technica
sports. If you don't have a good Michiga

have bumpy trip.

it hurts your offense. Our conferring with a player thought it
ception has plagued us for a was he who had received the penalty.
We have to work on our For simply inquiring, the official
greeted the assistant coach with a
crimson card from a company other
Michigan met Providence than Hallmark.
The Wolverines swept Pro- Southwt Mi S
by scores of 15-11, i5-5, and Sotwest issouri State was.
thus awarded two points and went on
to win the third game 17-15.
is last match Michigan Michigan, despite having the third
Southwest Missouri State 3- game taken away from them, went
ntest that wasn't without its on to win the next two games by
uliar drama. After splitting scores of 15-12, and 15-7.
two games 11-15, and 15-5, Michigan's record now stands at a
n led 13-10, before some respectable 10-3, but Davis doesn't
events unfolded respect it too much.
had gone up to the scorers "Losing is an adversity, a
check on her substitutions challenge," said Davis. "You can be
eyball, a team is allowed positive about it and try not to make
when an official who the same mistakes or look at it as a
she was protesting a call failure. Our team is not one to look
a red card- the symbol for a at it as a failure. (If you do) the loss
1 foul. At the same time a is worth nothing; you can't salvage
an assistant who had been anything from it."


'Volleyball is the same
as other sports. If you
don't have a good
defense it hurts your
-' M' volleyball coach
Joyce Davis

East German gymnast Sylvio Croli yells out yesterday during his performance on the rings during the Men's Compulsory in the
gymnastics competition in Seoul at the Summer Olympic Games.
New Orleans tames Lions, 22-14

PONTIAC (AP) - Detroit's
misfire on a fake punt set up the go-
ahead touchdown for New Orleans as
the Saints beat the Lions 22-14
From a fourth-and-18 situation at
the Detroit 12-yard line, Lions punter
Jim Arnold appeared to have Carl
Painter open but Painter didn't turn
around in time and the pass fell
Two plays later, Dalton Hilliard
dashed around left end for a 4-yard
touchdown that put the Saints ahead
19-14 with 50 seconds remaining in
the third quarter.
The Lions, 1-2, had taken a 14-7
halftime lead on a pair of TD passes

from Chuck Long to Carl Bland but
the Saints, 2-1, took control in the
second half, forcing Detroit errors.
New Orleans took the second-half
kickoff and, with Bobby Hebert
converting three thirdadown situa-
Around the NFL
tions, the Saints went 71 yards in 17
plays for a 37-yard field goal by
Morten Andersen.
Hebert, who entered the game as
the NFC's No.1 passer, completed
23-of-32 for 282 yards, including a
29-yard TD toss to Lonzell Hill in

the second quarter.
Rickey Jackson, who had four
sacks, tackled Long in the end zone
for a safety to cut the Lions lead to
14-12 with 4:16 remaining in the
third quarter.
Andersen added a 29-yard field goal
in the fourth quarter.
Long, who hit Bland with scoring
tosses of 9 and 10 yards, completed
20 of 33 for 274 yards with two
interceptions. Bland had six catches
for 96 yards.
The Lions, with Long hitting
Gary Lee twice for a total of 19 yard's
and Mark Lewis once for 23 yards,
drove 81 yards in 12 plays on their
second possession. Bland beat Brett
Maxie in the right flat for the 9-yard
TD with 3:51 remaining in the first

quarter from a third-and-9 situation.
With Hebert hitting 6-of-6 for 87
yards, the Saints marched 92 yards in
seven plays to tie it at seven with
1:15 remaining in the first half. a
On the 29-yard TD toss from a
first-and-10 situation, Hebert laid the
ball out perfectly for Hill over the
middle. When the wide receiver tur-
ned his head, between Raphel Cherry
and Jerry Holmes at the 18, the ball
was there and Hill scored easily.
The Lions answered with a 76-
yard, seven-play drive that took only
55 seconds to regain the lead, 14-7.
Long hit Bland for gains of 15 and
35 yards before the scoring toss of 10
yards when Bland got behind Dave
Waymer in the right corner of the end










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