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SPORTS
Page 16 Sunday, August 5, 1984

The Michigan Daily

Baumann wins second gold medal

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alex
Baumann of Canada won his second
gold medal and set his second world
record of the Olympics yesterday in the
men's 200-meter individual medley.
Baumann was timed in two minutes,
1.42 seconds to eclipse the world stan-
dard of 2:02.25 that he set two years ago
at the Commonwealth Games in
Brisbane, Australia. Baumann earrlier
set a world mark in winning the 400 in-
dividual medley at the Games.
PABLO Morales of Santa Clara,
Calif., won his second silver medal of
the Games with a time of 2:03.05, and
Neil Cochran of Great Britain won the
bronze in 2:4.38.
In other events, Mike O'Brien of
Mission Viejo, Calif., won the Olympic
gold medal in the men's 1,500 meter
freestyle swimming event by over five
seconds over teammate George
DiCarlo.
O'Brien was timed in 15 minutes, 5.20

seconds. DiCarlo, of Denver, finished in
15:10.59 in capturing his second medal
of the Games. He earlier won the 400-
meter freestyle.
STEFAN Pfeiffer of West Germany
captured the bronze medal in 15:12.11.
Vladimir Salnikov of the Soviet
Union, which is boycotting the Games,
holds the world record of 14:54.76.
In women's action, Mary T. Meagher
of Louisville, Ky., won her third gold
medal and set an Olympic record in the
women's 200-meter butterfly with a
time of two minutes, 6.90 seconds.
Meagher, who also won the 1000-meter
butterfly and a leg on the winning U.S.
400 medley relay, shattered the Olym-
pic record by 3.54 seconds.
Nancy Hogshead of Jacksonville,
Fla., needing to become only the second
American woman to win five medals in
a single Olympics finished in fourth
place, only .077 seconds behind Beyer-
mann. Hogshead previously had won
three golds and a silver medal.

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American swimmer Steve Lundquist qualifies for the 200-meter individual
medley yesterday.

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Lewis wins the 100 for 1st gold
S ANGELES (AP)- Carl Lewis, ac- Saturday night was the fastest ever at round heat in 11.21. Finland.
erating brilliantly with about 40 sea level in Olympic history. ASHFORD, who became a runner
ters remaining, won America's first In qualifying heats, Earl Jones of when she began beating the boys in The two victories moved Ashford, of
d medal in track and field in the 1984 Inkster, Mich. and Johnny Gray of Los grammar school, showed no effects of Roseville, Calif., into Sunday's
ympic Games, capturing the men's Angeles, co-holders of the U.S. record, the hamstring injury that stopped her semifinals, along with teammates
meter dash in 9.99 seconds last night reached Sunday's semifinals in the short in the opening heat of the Alice Brown of Altadena, Calif. and
ore a jammed audience at the Los men's 800-meter run. women's 200 heats in the U.S. Trials in Jeanette Holden of Compton, Calif.
geles Coliseum. JONES WON his heat in 1:45.44, while June. She set the world record of 10.79 Brown also won her two opening-day
:ewis, seeking to win four gold Gray was third in his heat in 1:45.82, last year in the National Sports Festival heats, and like Ashford, her times were
dals-the same as American Jesse behind winner Joaquim Cruz of Brazil, at Colorado Springs, Colo., before slower in the second heat than the first.
clocked in 1:44.84. pulling uplamein the final of the 100 at Brown opened with an 11.15 clocking
More Olympic coverage, The third member of the U.S. team, the World Championships in Helsinki, and followed with an 11.35.

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Owens in the 1936 Games-jumped with
joy after he cossed the finish line, cir-
cled part of the track, was given an
American flag and celebrated as the
crowd went wild.
SAM GRADDY, the NCAA and
national champion from the University
of Tennessee, finished second at 10.19
and Ben Johnson of Canada was third at
10.22.
The gold medal was the first for the
United States in the 100 meters since
1968 when Jim Hines seta world record
of 9.95 in the high altitude of the Mexico
City Games, a mark that stood until
1983 when Calvin Smith of the United
States lowered it to 9.93. Lewis' time
U.S. wins
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S.
men's medley relay team won the
Olympic gold medal and set a world
record yesterday with a time of three
minutes, 39.30 second.
The quartet of backstroker Rick
Carey of Mount Kisco, N.Y., breast-
stroker Steve Lundquist of Jonesboro,
Ga., butterflier Pablo Morales of Santa
Clara, Calif., and freestyler Rowdy
Gaines of Winter Haven, Fla., broke the
U.S. National team's previous world

John Marshall of Plainfield, N.J.,
finished fifth in his heat in 1:47.18.
The other heat winners were Kenyans
Edwin Koech in 1:44.74 and Billy Kon-
chellah in 1:46.15.
BRITONS Sebastian Coe, the world
record holder, and Steve Ovett, the 1980
Olympic champion, each advanced
easily. Coe was third in his heat in
1:48.75 and Ovett was second in 1:45.72.
In the women's 100-meter dash
Evelyn Ashford, the world record
holder, blasted her way to victories in
the first and second rounds.
The 27-year-old sprinter, often
plagued by injuries, was brilliant in
winning her first heat in 11:06 seocnds
- only .05 of a second shy of the Olym-
pic record - then capturing her second-
relay gold
mark of 3:40.42 set last year in Car-
acas, Venezuela.
CAREY SET an Olympic record of
55.41 seconds on the opening backstroke
leg, surpassing the previous mark of
55.49 by John Naber of the UnitedStates
in the 1976 Olympics. Individual recor-
ds are permissible on the first leg of
relays.
Canada won the silver medal in
3:43.23, only .02 seconds ahead of bron-
ze medalist Australia.

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Pitching falters as
Tigers topple, 9-5

By SCOTT MCKINLAY
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - The Tigers did
something they haven't done too
much this year by dropping two
straight in as many days at home.
The Kansas City Royals beat the
Tigers, 9-5.
Pitching was the thorn in the
Tigers' paw. Glenn Abbott gave up
four hits to the first five batters he
faced before settling down to some
solid pitching. The Royals led after
just one-half inning, 2-0.
THE TIGERS answered with two
runs of their own in the third inning
when Tom Brookens took first on a
routine fly ball that was dropped by
first baseman Dane Iorg. Brookens
moved to second on a fielder's
choice. Kirk Gibson followed Alan
Trammell's walk with a two-run
triple to right-center. Gibby was
stranded at third, though.
The Tigers fluked other oppor-
tunities to add to their total but
failed when Trammall lined out with
the bases loaded and two outs in the

fourth.
Ruppert Jones brought the crowd
of 41,714 to their feet with a fifth in-
ning two-run homer that made the
score 4-2.
KC WOULDN'T give up, though,
and errupted for four runs in the six-
th. The Tigers tried a rain dance that
temporarily stopped the rally with a
28-minute rain delay with the bases
loaded. But the Royals picked up
where they left off when play
resumed.
Doug Bair came in for Abbott and
Pat Sheridan smacked the first pitch
for a double, scoring two and giving
the Royals a 6-4 lead. Bair then got
George Brett to fly out to end the six-
th.
The Royals added two more in the
seventh when Don Slaught doubled
off of Gibson's glove with the bases
loaded to make the score 8-4.
GIBSON redeemed himself in the
eighth with a booming triple up the
alley, his eighth of the year. One out
later Jones singled home Gibson for
the Tigers' final tally.

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