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72 Olympics_1 - U.S. Has 7 Golds MUNICH (UPI I-The United...
U.S. Has 7 Golds MUNICH (UPI I-The United States swimmers have won six gold medals, the U.S. basketball team is 4-0, the boxers 7-1 and the wrestlers 275-8, 275-8, but the 20th Olympic Games didn't start until today for many persons. That's when the track and field competition began. Right out of the starting blocks come the 100-meter runners, runners, the most glorified men of Games. The big question this year is whether the U.S. sprinters—without sprinters—without guys like Jim Hines, Bob Hayes and Bobby Morrow—still can maintain their mastery over the Europeans, especially Russian Valery Borzov. The most severe blow to American pride in the Games would be to lose the sprints to a Russian. It's never happened in Olympic history. But Borzov has run the 100 in 10-flat. He's beaten the Americans Americans in the United States and there's money around Munich that says he'll do it here. The top American sprinters are Eddie Hart of Pittsburgh, Calif., and Reynaud Robinson of Lakeland, Fla., and Florida A&M, both of whom have run 9.9s, the best times in the world this year. Robert Taylor of Texas Southern, the other U.S. sprinter, has a 10-flat. The answer to the question of who is the world's fastest human won't come until Friday in the finals. Other events opening day include heats in the 400-meter hurdles, 800 meters and the 10,000 meters. The only final was the 20-kilometer walk. The U.S. won two gold medals and a total of seven Wednesday to push its total for the first four days of the Games to 22. East Germany is second with 15 and the Soviet Union is third with 11. The U.S. has seven golds and East Germans Germans and Russians have five each. The latest golds were won by Jonn writer of Clarendon Hills, 111., and by the women's 400- meter freestyle relay team. The swimmers on the relay team were Shirley Babashoif of Fountain Valley, Calif., Sandra Sandra Neilson of El Monte, Calif.. Jenny Kemp of Cincinnati and Jane Barkmann of Wayne, Pa. Writer, 28, broke the world record with a score of 1,166, One more than the mark held by a Russian, and teammate Lanny Bassham, 25, of Fort Worth, Tex., won the silver medal with 1,157. The women's relay also set a world record of 3:55.2. The other silver medals went to Tim McKee of Newton Square, Pa., in the 400-meter individual medley and Tom Bruce of Sunnyvale, Calif., in the 100-meter breaststroke. McKee was second to Gunnar Larsson of Sweden by 2- l.OOOths of a second and Bruce was second to Japan's Nobutaka Taguchi, who set a world record of 1:04.94. Two Shooting Medals John Writer (right) won the gold and Lanny Bassham took the silver NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet. GB Pittsburgh 77 46 .626 — Chicago 67 57 .540 lOVat New York 63 58 .521 13 St. Louis fiO 63 .458 17 Montreal 57 65 .467 19Vz Phiilies 44 78 .361 32Va West .. W L Pet. GB Cincinnati 78 46 .629 — Houston 71 54 J568 7Va Los Ang. 65 57 .533 12 Atlanta 57 69 .452 22 San Fran. 56 70 .444 23 San Diego 46 78 .371 32 Wednesday's Results Chicago 9, Los Angeles 8, 11 innings. Cincinnati 4, New York 2 Houston 5, Philadelphia 3 • San Francisco 3, St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 11, San Diego 0 Today's Probable Pitchers All Times EOT

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 31 Aug 1972, Thu,
  3. Page 25

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