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First Fan

A look at the day that was and at what lies ahead at the Summer Games

August 03, 1996|LISA DILLMAN

What exactly were Hillary Clinton, Carl Lewis and Mary Ellen Clark talking about the other day when they watched the semifinals of the women's three-meter springboard diving?

Maybe the First Lady was quizzing Lewis about his campaign to run on the 400-meter relay team. Or perhaps Clark told stories about inadvertently wearing the wrong warmup suit on the medal stand.

As it turned out, Hillary was a very vocal fan, Clark told her diving teammates.

"It was pretty neat," Jenny Keim said. "She seemed really excited, and Mary Ellen said she was screaming a lot up there."

The U.S. diving team then had its picture taken on the pool deck with Clinton and Lewis.

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