Tuesday, September 19, 2000

Other early Tuesday highlights


        South Korea swept the medals as 17-year-old Yun Mi-jin, still eligible for junior competition, beat teammate Kim Nam-soon in the individual competition.

        Yun broke the Olympic record by five points by scoring 173 earlier in the day. She beat Kim Soo-nyung in the semifinal; Kim was the individual gold medalist in 1988 and silver medalist in 1992 before retiring, then making a comeback this year.

        Kim beat North Korea's Choe Ok Sil in the bronze medal match.

        The three South Koreans set a team world record earlier in the Olympics.


        Jose Navarro, after nine silver medals from various competitions, took a step toward what he hopes will be Olympic boxing gold by outpointing Hermensen Ballo of Indonesia 16-10 at 112 pounds to become the seventh U.S. boxer to advance in seven weight classes.


        Australia won the gold for the third consecutive Olympics,leading from the start. Britain took the silver.

        The U.S. team won a bronze in the three-day event, helped when New Zealand had to drop out because two horses went lame after the cross-country section.


        Tanyu Kiriakov of Bulgaria, a gold medalist at the 1988 Olympics, won the men's 50-meter pistol ahead of Igor Basinsky of Belarus, who also won the silver at Atlanta.

        Martin Tenk of the Czech Republic took the bronze. Wang Yifu of China, the current world champion, finished sixth. Wang was the 10-meter air pistol silver medalist in these games.

        Pia Hansen of Sweden won gold in the women's double trap shooting. Deborah Gelisio of Italy won the silver, Kim Rhode of the United States the bronze.


        About 15 hours after his stunning victory over Ian Thorpe in the 200 freestyle, Pieter van den Hoogenband of the Netherlands was fastest again, leading the 100 prelims at 48.64 seconds.

        The “Flying Dutchman” was followed by Michael Klim (49.09), who already broke the world record while swimming the first leg of Australia's winning 400 relay Saturday, and Lars Froelander of Sweden at 49.16.

        Alexander Popov, the Russian star who has consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 50 and 100, was fourth, 49.29. Popov held the world record before Klim broke it. Gary Hall Jr. of Phoenix swam a 49.32.

        The top 16 advancing to the semifinals also included Neil Walker of Verona, Wis., ninth at 49.73. The eight-man final is Wednesday.

        Misty Hyman of Phoenix was top qualifier in the women's 200 butterfly, edging world record-holder Susie O'Neill of Australia in 2:07.87.

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- Other early Tuesday highlights