August 16, 1987 |
Janet Evans and David Wharton won their second gold medals of the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships Saturday night as the U.S. team took seven of eight events. Evans defeated Australian Julie McDonald by .86 of a second in the 400-meter freestyle. Wharton, who broke the 400-meter individual medley world record Friday, beat 200-meter individual medley record-holder Alex Baumann of Canada by one-hundredth of a second. Wharton was timed in 2 minutes 2.49 seconds.
August 17, 1987 |
World record holder Pablo Morales and Steve Bentley led the way Sunday night as the United States again dominated on the fourth and final day of competition at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. Morales won the men's 100-meter butterfly final in a time of 53.37 seconds, beating Olympic gold medalist Jon Sieben of Australia, who finished second. Bentley won the men's 200-meter breaststroke in an American record time of 2 minutes, 14.
July 13, 1992 |
After a 1988 Olympic Games in which only two Americans, Matt Biondi and Janet Evans, won individual gold medals in swimming, the United States is expected to fare better at the XXV Olympics in Barcelona. It will be interesting to see if the changes made by the governing body of the sport, U.S. Swimming Inc., including scheduling the U.S. Olympic trials four months before the Games instead of six weeks and separating the men's and women's teams, has a positive effect.
June 24, 1994 |
It's a far cry from the MGM musicals of the '40s or those over-the-top MTV dance videos. But choreography is nonetheless two-stepping its way back onto the silver screen. In 1993 alone, 43 movies had choreographed segments, says dance agent Julie McDonald of Joseph, Heldfond & Rix Inc., who represents many of the top choreographers on both coasts. This year, dance impresarios are putting their imprint on films such as "Casper," "The Flintstones," "The Mask" and "To Wong Fu" to name a few.
April 7, 2002 |
Start them young. That's been standard operating procedure ever since Walter Grauman established the Music Center Spotlight Awards as a springboard for young talent 14 years ago. And the bar gets higher every year. Fewer than 200 students auditioned in 1988; now nearly 1,400 apply for the competitions. Each fall, applications are sent to public and private high schools from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
September 25, 1988 |
She came, she saw, she won three Olympic gold medals. She went shopping. Janet Evans, the dynamo from Placentia, wrapped up her Olympic performance with a victory in the women's 800-meter freestyle Saturday night and heaved a big sigh of relief. She came here to win three events, and she did just that: --She won the 400-meter individual medley on the first day of competition. --She lowered her own world record in winning the 400-meter freestyle.