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September 18, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Soviet Natalia Artemova beat world champion Hassiba Boulmerka of Algeria in the 1,500 meters at a track meet in Jerez, Spain. Artemova built a large lead and held off Boulmerka to win in 4 minutes, 3.68 seconds. American PattiSue Plumer was third in 4:06.38.
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May 17, 1992 | KEVIN BAXTER
Noureddine Morceli is not the only Olympic contender monitoring Algeria's unstable political situation. Hassiba Boulmerka, winner of the women's 1,500 meters in last year's World Championships, might be more affected by the outcome. Despite her surprising victory, Boulmerka's participation at the World Championships in Tokyo drew the ire of Islamic fundamentalists in Algeria.
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May 17, 1992 | KEVIN BAXTER
Noureddine Morceli is not the only Olympic contender monitoring Algeria's unstable political situation. Hassiba Boulmerka, winner of the women's 1,500 meters in last year's World Championships, might be more affected by the outcome. Despite her surprising victory, Boulmerka's participation at the World Championships in Tokyo drew the ire of Islamic fundamentalists in Algeria.
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September 18, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Soviet Natalia Artemova beat world champion Hassiba Boulmerka of Algeria in the 1,500 meters at a track meet in Jerez, Spain. Artemova built a large lead and held off Boulmerka to win in 4 minutes, 3.68 seconds. American PattiSue Plumer was third in 4:06.38.
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February 25, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Amateur Athletic Foundation has named six Olympic gold medalists as World Trophy award winners as the top athletes from their regions of the world in 1992. They are: wrestler John Smith of Oklahoma, Diver Fu Mingxia of China, skier Petra Kronberger of Austria, rower James Tomkins of Australia, middle distance runner Hassiba Boulmerka of Algeria and volleyball player Marcelo Negrao of Brazil.
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August 19, 2004
Re "Hurdles Are Their Best Event," Aug. 18: I try to be open-minded and tolerant, but the story makes it hard. No one chooses what religion to be born into and so we should be forgiving, but holy cow! Hassiba Boulmerka being unable to go home to Algeria because she ran "with naked legs" in the 1992 Olympics is a scandal. The Muslim women who train for their athletic calling in full-body coverings are simultaneously laughable and women to cry for. David Kase Palos Verdes Estates
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August 10, 1995 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The women's heptathlon was supposed to result in the long-anticipated duel between two of track and field's most enduring stars, the United States' Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Germany's Heike Drechsler. But when neither could endure beyond Wednesday's opening day, Russia's Svetlana Moskalets and Syria's Ghada Shouaa were left to battle. Let the International Amateur Athletic Federation try to market that one.
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August 9, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were more causes represented in track and field competition Saturday at the Summer Olympics than there were issues at the Democratic Convention. Hassiba Boulmerka ran for Algeria, Algerian women specifically, and her country's assassinated president. Fermin Cacho Ruiz ran for the pride of the host country. Heike Henkel jumped for her just-say-no-to-steroids campaign. Didn't anyone go to Montjuic Stadium simply to compete? Actually, someone did.
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February 7, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Suzy Hamilton, who miscounted how many laps remained, stopped and screamed, "Oh, no!" at the start of the bell lap of the women's mile in the Mobil Invitational indoor track and field meet at Fairfax, Va. Hamilton, who trailed by as many as 30 yards during the first half of the race, was leading Olympic gold medalist and defending world champion Hassiba Boulmerka of Algeria by 15 meters with 200 left when she realized her mistake. Boulmerka went on to win in 4:28.64.
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October 19, 1996 | SHAV GLICK
Columnist Bill Madden of the New York Daily News is appalled at the huge amounts of money being thrown at untried baseball rookies. "The signing of San Diego State first baseman-outfielder Travis Lee by the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks for a mind-boggling $10 million has set baseball back 30 years and only serves to underscore just how dumb the owners really can be," Madden wrote. "As Braves superscout Bill Lajoie observed: 'This is absolutely nuts.
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August 20, 1994 | JOHN ORTEGA
A promising season has turned into a summer of discontent for Marty Beck of Nike International L.A. The former standout at Glendale College and UCLA placed fifth in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles in the USA Track & Field championships in June after lowering his personal best to 49.53 seconds in a heat, but he has not raced since because of a strained left hamstring. Beck suffered the injury on July 9, the day before he was to race in the U.S. Olympic Festival.
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