Sunday, August 12, 1984
The Michigan Daily
EQUALS JESSE OWENS'1936 RECORD
Carl Lewis wins
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carl Lewis
placed himself on Olympic pedastal with
the late Jesse Owens, winning his four-
th gold medal yesterday with a power-
ful anchor leg that carried the United
States 400-meter relay team to a world
record clocking of 37.83 seconds.
It was the first world track and field
record in these Games, continuing a
string of at least one world mark being
set in every Olympics since 1952, and
the first world record in an Olympic
event by Americans this year.
LEWIS, leaping and bounding around
the track in celebration after the
Americans smashed the world mark of
37.86 they set at the 1983 World Cham-
pionships in Helsinki, Finland, was
given a standing ovation by the huge
crowd of some 90,000 in the Los Angeles
The victory was the ultimate symbol
of U.S. success at these Games, held on
American soil without the boycotting
Soviet Union and its allies.
But Lewis wasn't the only track star
VALERIE BRISCO-HOOKS of Los
Angeles won her third gold medal with
the women's 1,600 meter relay, mat-
ching the feat of Wilma Rudolph in 1960.
Evelyn Ashford won her second gold
of the Games, anchoring the U.S.
women's 400 meter relay in 41.65 secon-
ds - the 150th medal of the Games for
the United States. She earlier won the
women's 100 meter dash.
Ashford and her teammates - Alice
Brown, Jeanette Bolden and Chandra
Cheesborough - had an easy time in
their 400 meter relay victory. The U.S.
led throughout, and at the end Ashford
had a 10-yard lead and was pulling
Alonzo Babers, who already collected
a gold medal in the 400 meters, ran an
outstanding third leg on the United
States' men's 1,600 meter relay team to
lead the Americans to a sweep of the
Olympic relay races.
The U.S. team of Sunder Nix, Ray
Armstead, Babers and Antonio McKay
was clocked in 2 minutes, 57.91 seconds.
Britain was the silver medalist in
2:59.13 and Nigeria earned the bronze
in 2:59.32 .
In the men's 1500 meter run Sebastian
Coe cracked the 16-year-old Olympic
record and became the first runner
ever to repeat as Games' champion in
the "metric mile" as Britain went 1-2 in
Coe, who also won the event at the
1980 Games, was timed in 3 minutes,
32.53 seconds to better the Olympic
standard of 3:34.90 seconds set by
Kenya's Kip Keino in Mexico City in
In second was Britain's Steve Cram
in 3:33.40, and the bronze medal went to
Spain's Jose Abascal in 3:34.30.
Frank Tate, the 156-pound class world
champion, survived a rocky second
round and won an Olympic boxing gold
medal last night with a 5-0 decision over
Shawn O'Sullivan of Canada.
It was the eighth U.S. boxing gold
medal of the day. Tate joined
teammates Jerry Page, Mark Breland,
Pernell Whitaker, Paul Gonzales,
Henry Tillman, Steve McCrory and
Meldrick Taylor as gold medalists. The
previous high for the U.S. was five gold
medals won in the 1952 Games in
Ian Ferguson became a triple gold
medalist Saturday, leading New
Zealand's kayak team to a dramatic
first-place finish in the Olympic 1,000
meter fours race. -
The triumph gave New Zealand its
fourth canoeing gold.
Ferguson, 32, won gold medal Friday
in the men's 500 meter kayak singles
and in the doubles with teammate Paul
Steffi Graf, a 15-year-old West Ger-
man, won the Olympic gold medal in
women's tennis, defeating Sabrina
Goles of Yugoslavia 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Olympic medal count
Medal totals yesterday through 20 of 41
medal events at the 1984 Summer Olympics:
Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States .. 70 56 28 154
West Germany 15 19 19 53
Romania ...... 20 14 13 47
Canada ........ 9 15 15 39
Great Britain .. 4 8 20 32
China ......... 15 8 7 30
Japan ......... 8 7 13 28
Italy .......... 12 5 10 27
Australia ...... 4 8 12 24
France ........ 4 6 14 24
sweden........ 2 10 6 18
South Korea ... 5 6 6 17
Yugoslavia .... 6 3 4 13
Netherlands ... 5 2 6 13
Finland ....... 4 3 5 12
New Zealand 8 0 2 10
Mexico ... 2 3 1 6
Brazil ......... 1 3 2 6
Denmark ...... 0 3 3 6
Austria ..... .
Puerto Rico ...
Ivory Coast ....
Ta iw an....
Carl Lewis takes the handoff from teammate Calvin Smith in the 4 x 100-
meter relay yesterday. The American team broke the world record with a
time of 37.83 to win the gold.
Blue Jays trip Orioles, 3-2
TORONTO (AP) - George Bell
belted a two-run homer with none
out in the bottom of the ninth inning
to give the Toronto Blue Jays a
come-from-behind 3-2 victory over
the Baltimore Orioles yesterday.
The Blue Jays have now won 20
games in their last at-bat.
ORIOLES starter Storm Davis, 12-
5, entered the ninth with a five-hitter
but Rick Leach led off with a single
and Bell hit Davis' first pitch over
the right-center field fence for his
16th homer of the season. The homer
was only the fourth allowed by Davis
Torontonreliever Jim Gott, 6-5,
worked the final two innings for the
The Blue Jays took a 1-0 lead in the
third on a sacrifice fly by Dace
Collins. But the Orioles came back
with two runs in the fifth against
Toronto starter Luis Leal. Rich
Dauer led off with a double and two
outs later, John Selby doubled to tie
the game. Ripken then put the
Orioles on top with a single to left.
'M' athletes picking
up precious medals
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HENRY MARSH, an American who
was favored to win a medal, finished
Diemer held back early in the race
and then moved to the middle of the
pack at the midway point. He and Mar-
sh battled for the third spot the rest of
the way, with Diemer surging past his
teammate near the finish line.
Diemer and Barton's medals bring
the University's medal total to seven.
Divers Ron Merriott and Christina
Seufert each took bronze medals earlier
this week; junior shortstop Barry
Larkin was part of the American
baseball team that won the silver; for-
mer rowing coach Doug Herland cap-
tured the bronze as the coxswain in
men's pair rowing; and 1980 graduate
Steve Fraser won America's first gold
medal in Greco-Roman wrestling.