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September 01, 2002

Borzov Wins 100,

Says He's Fastest

Valery Borzov said he was sorry that U.S. sprinters weren't in full force in the 100-meter final--Eddie Hart and Rey Robinson having been disqualified in the second round the day before for arriving late for the start--but believed he would have beaten them, anyway. The only U.S. sprinter in the final, Robert Taylor, finished second in 10.24 seconds to Borzov's 10.14.

USC's Lennox Miller, of Jamaica, was third in 10.33.

"At present, the American sprinters seem to have reached a point of stagnation, while the European sprinters are making good progress," Borzov said.

DeMont Wins Only Gold

in So-So Day for Yanks

Rick DeMont, 16, of San Rafael, Calif., won the men's 400-meter freestyle, but would receive much more attention three days later when he was disqualified for failing a drug test. A banned substance was contained in his asthma medication.

Long Beach Girl Sick,

but Takes Third in Javelin

Kate Schmidt had spent three of the previous five days in bed with a sore throat and a cold, but she managed a javelin throw of 196 feet 8 inches to finish third behind East Germans Ruth Fuchs and Jacqueline Todten. Schmidt became the first U.S. female javelin thrower to win a medal since Babe Didrikson in 1932.

*--* MEDALS Country G S B T Soviet Union 19 12 12 43 United States 13 13 11 37 East Germany 10 8 9 27


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"It was the most vicious, back-stabbing inquisition I've seen. That guy from ABC--Howard Cosell--was a wild man."

--U.S. track coach Bill Bowerman, on the news conference to explain the scheduling confusion in the 100 meters

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