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2The Tar Heel Tuesday. July 21. 1987
A Founediuip of Olympic Festival weekend events
From Associated Press reports
RALEIGH Greg Louganis
executed one of the most spectac
ular dives of his illustrious, record
setting career Sunday as he won
his 12th U.S. Olympic Festival
gold medal m 10-meter platform
The 27-year-old holder of 41
national titles, five world crowns
and a pair of gold medals from
the 1984 Olympics extended his
Festival record for championships
with his sixth straight from the
platform. He clinched the victory
with a magnificent reverse VA
somersault from the tuck position
on his last dive.
He received three perfect marks
of 10 and 97.92 points for that
effort, his third-highest score ever
and his second-best on the plat
form. Louganis best score was
99.00 in springboard in the 1982
World Championships in Ecua
dor. He also had a score in the
98s at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in
Overall, Louganis finished with
664.59 points, more than 321
ahead of runner-up Bruce Kimball
of Arm Arbor, Mich.
"I just wanted to relax and do
the dive the way I know how," said
Louganis, who was rewarded with
a loud ovation from the overflow
crowd of about 2,500.
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difficult dive for 1351," Louganis
said of the reverse 3'S that had
a 3.4 degree of difficulty. "Usually,
in a clutch situation, if I do it well,
I can pull it off."
Louganis' performance in
Raleigh included his fifth conse
cutive 3-meter springboard crown,
which he won on Saturday. In the
Festival's four days of diving,
including preliminaries, Louganis
had 22 10s, with a high of 13 in
the springboard final.
In the women's event, Michele
Mitchell, the 1984 Olympic silver
medalist, won her third straight
Festival platform gold and nearly
broke the American record she
Mitchell beat her Festival
record with 476.85 points and
missed her American mark by
fewer than three points.
"I knew that if I hit that last
dive, I would break it," Mitchell
said. "Still, I'm real pleased."
GREENSBORO Brian Boi
tano missed badly in his fourth
attempt at making a quadruple
jump in competition, but his
overall performance helped the
West win the men's long program
in Festival figure skating.
The North, which won the
women's singles and the dance,
was the overall winner with 638.18
points. Only team scores were kept
15 J Grams
for the first time in this Festival.
The East was second with
636.69 points, while the West took
third and the South, winner of the
pairs, was fourth.
Boitano, the three-time national
champion and 1986 world winner,
decided at the last minute to put
the quad into his routine. He
missed it in warmup and didn't
come any closer in the long
routine, falling to the ice when he
landed on both skates.
"The program really wasn't
challenging and it made the pro
gram whether I wanted it to or
not, he said - of the quad. "I
switched the technique the day
before I left to come here. The
entrance to it was right counter
clockwise and now I'm doing it
clockwise. There's not as much
whip. I want it ready when I need
E. Rory Flack, a cousin of
singer Roberta Flack, who enter
tained at the Festival opening
ceremonies on Friday night, was
the only skater not to miss a jump
in the women's long routine.
Flack, of Spring Valley, Calif.,
thought her performance here
strengthened her chances of mak
ing the U.S. team for the 1988
"I think now I should be con
sidered for the Olympic team," she
said. "I was concentrating better
: on what I was doing, which is
probably the reason I didn't fall."
The North won the women's
singles even though U.S. cham-
pion Jill Trenary of Colorado
Springs, Colo., fell. She was
holding an ice bag on a sore right
shoulder after her routine.
Caryn Kadavy, the bronze
medalist at the nationals and the
World Championships this year,
also fell as she skated an entirely
new program before a sellout
; crowd of 13,397. '
FAT CONTEST IN GRAMS
J 33 Grams
! 20.5 Grams
The dance results were a sur
prise because U.S. champions
Suzanne Semanick and Scott
Gregory were on the East team,
which finished second. Leading
the North were the teams of Jill
Heiser of San Diego, and Michael
Verlich of Montclair, Calif., and
Karen Knieriem of Colorado
Springs, Colo., and Leif Erickson
of Shadyside, Ohio.
In pairs, the South was led by
1986 national champs Gillian
Wachsman and Todd Waggoner.
They skated part of their program
to "The First Time Ever I Saw
Your Face, one of Roberta
Flack's biggest hits, and their
choreography was far superior to
the rest of the couples.
DURHAM Al Mullins, a
two-time National Skeet Cham
pionship silver medalist, won the
gold medal in the U.S. Olympic
Festival skeet shooting competi
Mullins, of Columbus, Ga.,
scored 198 for his two-day total
and connected on 24 or 25 shoot
Matt Dryke, of Fort Benning,
Ga., the defending Festival cham
pion and seven-time National
Men's Skeet champion, scored 197
and hit 24 of 25 in the shootoff
for the silver medal.
Bonnie McLaurin, of Gaines
ville, Fla., won the bronze medal
in a sudden death shootoff with
William Roy of Goldsboro. Both
shooters finished with 195 points,
but McLaurin hit 25 of 25 targets
in the shootoff .
Todd Graves, a shooter and
instructor with the U S. Army
Markship Unit from Fort Ben
ning, Ga., won the gold medal in
the trap shooting with a two-day
total of 193. Graves was 25 of 25
in the shoot-off for the medal.
Bret Erickson, also of Fort
Benning, Ga., won the silver medal
with a 191, and Todd Bensley of
Lordsburg, N.M., was the bronze
Webb Wright, a junior shooter
from Annapolis, Md., captured
the gold medal in men's smallbore
rifle 3-position, coming from
behind in the finals.
Bob Forth of Colorado Springs,
Colo., shot the high score in the
preliminaries with a 1,163, and
Wright was two points behind
going into the finals. '
Bill Dodd of Queenstown, Md.,
won the bronze medal.
John McNally of Columbus,
Ga., set an Olympic Festival
record, winning the men's rapid
fire pistol. McNally, the officer-in-charge
of the pistol unit at the U.S.
Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort
Benning, scored 695 points to
break the record by two points.
Mary Godlova won her second
Festival gold medal, capturing the
women's standard rifle prone
event with a record-setting
Godlova, who broke the wom
en's standard rifle 3-position
record Saturday, exceeded the
record by eight points, scoring 597
out of a possible 600.
Deena Wigger of Colorado
Springs, Colo., the 1987 National
Champion in women's standards
position, won the silver medal with
596 points. Pat Spurgin, the 1984
Olympic gold medalist in air rifle,
captured the bronze medal.
In the smallbore rifle prone
event, Gary Andrade of Quantico,
Va., won the gold medal with a
score of 695.
Rod Fitz-Randolph of Tampa,
Fla., and Robby Franker of
Quantico, Va., each shot a score
of 597, but after a 10-shot final,
the gold medal went to Andrade.
Webb Wright won the silver
medal with 693 points, and Dan
Durben took the bronze with 692
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