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SPORTS
Friday, August 10, 1984

Page 16

The Michigan Daily

Meriott becomes fifth'lM medal-winner
From wire reports TAN SCORED 79.98 on his final dive, Merriott Greg Barton, will compete
LOS ANGELES - Former Michigan diver Ron 79.20. Merritoo joined fellow Kimball and former in the finals in the 1,000-meter kayak Saturday.
Merriott settled for the bronze medal on his last dive Michigan diver Chris Seufert asa bronze honoree. Junior baseball player Barry Larkin picked up
in the three-meter springboard on Wednesday. hnrr ivrmdlo ensa
Merrott the thr crntbord form W erne . One more Michigan diver remains to compete. an honorary silver medal on Wednesday after the
Merriott is the .fifth current or former Wolverine Junior Bruce Kimball will go up against teammate U.S. team was upset by Japan in the demonstration
Merriott narrowly missed out on a silver award,and rival Louganis in the 10-meter platform this sport. Larkin played sparingly during the round-
W it n rremis t 1 A si ard Saturday and Sunday. robin tourney.
With one dive remaining, the 1982 NCAA springboard In other events involving Michigan athletes, 1983 Earlier in the Games, 1980 alumnus Steve Fraser
champion trailed China s Tan Liangde by just .21 graduate Brian Diemer qualified for the finals in the won America's first gold in Greco-Roman wrestling
points and was ahead of' Li Hongping, also from 30-mtrsepchs byfnsig hrd n and former rowing coach Doug Herland took a bronze
China, by 7.11. American Greg Louganis was way out 3000-meter steeplechase by finishing third in n men's pair rowing with coxswain
in front and eventually captured the gold. one semi-final heat Wednesday night. Another alum, i

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Thompson wins
second decathlon

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Daley
Thompson of Great Britain captured
his second consecutive gold medal in
the decathlon yesterday missing a
Olympic coverage continues
on page 15.
world record by one point with a total of
8,797.
Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany,
who set the world record in June, took
the silver.
Thompson becomes the second
athlete to win two gold medals in the
event. Bob Mathias of the United States
did it in 1948and 1952.
IN ANOTHER track event held
yesterday Valerie Brisco-Hooks, little
known at the start of the year after a
five-year hiatus from track and field,
won her second Olympic gold medal
and smashed the Games' and American
records in the women's 200-meter dash.
The speedy, 24-year-old Brisco-Hooks
was timed in 21.81 seconds in cracking
the Olympic record of 22.03 set by
Barbel Wockel of East Germany in 1980
and the American record of 21.83
established by Evelyn Ashford in 1979.
Monday night, Brisco-Hooks also

broke Olympic and American records
in winning the women's 400 in 48.83
seconds.
BRISCO-HOOKS, who will try for a
third gold medal in the 1,600-meter
relay Saturday, is only the third
American woman to earn two
individual gold medals in Olympic
track and field.
The others were Wilma Rudolph
winner of the 100 and 200 in 1960, and
Mildred "Babe" Didrickson, who
captured the 80-meter high hurdles and
the javelin throw in 1932.
Brisco-Hooks' time was only one-
tenth of a second off the world record of
21.71 held by Martia Koch of East
Germany.
Only Koch and Marlies Gohr, also of
East Germany, with a best of 21.74 have
run the 200 faster than Brisco-Hooks.
The absence of the Soviet bloc nations
from these Games was expected to
have a drastic affect on many events,
especially among the women. But
Brisco-Hooks' scintillating
performance certainly put her in a
class with the world's best runners.

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Great Britain's Daley Thompson clips a hurdle during his heat of the decathlon
hurdles yesterday in Los Angeles. Thompson finished second.
McCrory advances in
Olympic boxing

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LOS ANGELES (AP)-Steve Mc-
Crory led an expected American
charge into the Olympic boxing finals
yesterday battering Eyup Can of
Turkey to gain a 5-0 decision in their
112-pound class bout.
Two other Americans, Frank Tate
and Jerry Page, also advanced and
were guaranteed at least a silver
medal.
MCCORY, of Detroit, was the first of
11 American fighters to see action in the
semifinals.
The former world champion scored
well with his left jab and with several
blazing combinations and was just too
quick for his Turkish opponent.
Early in the second round Can landed
a flurry of head punches, but McCrory
fired back with an eight-punch com-

bination that backed his foe up. Late in
the round, McCrory landed a three pun-
ch combo to the head and Can was
given a standing 8-count.
EACH OF THE five judges gave Mc-
Crory all three rounds. His margin of
victory ranged from five to three poin-
ts.
Page, the U.S. 139-pound represen-
tative from Columbus, Ohio, scored a 5-
0 decision over Mirko Puzovic of
Yugoslavia.
Tate, the world champion from
Detroit in the 156-pound class didn't
even have to fight. He advanced on a
walkover when his opponent, Manfred
Zielonka of West Germany, pulled out
with a broken hand.
The victory upped the American
record in the Olympic tournament to 34- 1.

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Detroit's Steve McCrory exchanges blows with Turkey's Eyup Can during
their bout yesterday. McCrory won on a 5-0 decision.

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