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ATLANTA 1996 OLYMPICS | CANOE-KAYAK

U.S. Team Shut Out From Place in Finals

August 02, 1996|Times Wire Services

The U.S. team had five boats competing, but all failed to advance past the semifinals.

"We didn't perform in front of the home crowd the way I would've liked," U.S. Coach Reg Hatch said. "It's disappointing."

John Mooney and Peter Newton came close to the fourth place they needed to qualify for a chance at a medal, but they were edged at the finish line by Australians Peter Scott and Grant Leury in the 1,000-meter two-man race.

Two-time Olympian Mike Harbold was seventh in the 1,000-meter kayak semifinals, team captain Joseph Harper of Ventura finished last in the 1,000-meter canoe, the four-woman kayak team, needing a second-place finish, ended up fourth, and the four-man kayak crew came in last.

Australia, which qualified eight boats for the Olympics, reached the finals with all four of its entrants, including defending gold medalist Clint Robinson in the 1,000-meter kayak.

Italy also has five boats likely to earn medals this weekend.

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