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July 20, 1991 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five days before going to the national weightlifting championships in April, Sibby Flowers suffered a broken bone and some muscle damage in her lower back when she lost control during a training session. While she was practically on all fours, the bar landed on her. But she still went to Blaine, Minn., to qualify for the Olympic Festival, and came to Los Angeles to earn a spot in the world championships. "I thought I was going to die at the nationals," she said.
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July 20, 1991 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five days before going to the national weightlifting championships in April, Sibby Flowers suffered a broken bone and some muscle damage in her lower back when she lost control during a training session. While she was practically on all fours, the bar landed on her. But she still went to Blaine, Minn., to qualify for the Olympic Festival, and came to Los Angeles to earn a spot in the world championships. "I thought I was going to die at the nationals," she said.
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July 25, 1993 | From Associated Press
Joseph Blair of Arizona scored 21 points and Burt Harris of USC added 18 as the West opened the U.S. Olympic Festival basketball competition with a 117-111 victory over the South. The West, which outrebounded the South, 73-52, overcame a seven-point halftime deficit. Martice Moore of Georgia Tech scored 23 for the South. In the late men's game, Derek Anderson of Ohio State scored 29 points as the North beat the East, 129-120. Gary Trent of Ohio University had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
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July 27, 1989 | Associated Press
Kenny Monday and John Smith won wrestling titles Wednesday at the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival. One victory was easy, one was not. The wrestling champions at the Seoul Olympics each won gold medals at the festival in varying styles. Monday fought off exhaustion and Rob Koll to win the 163-pound division. A well-rested Smith defeated Greg Randall at 136.5 pounds. On a day when ticket revenues went beyond $2.
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July 17, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sibby Flowers could lift the weight, she simply could not make it. An hour before her designated weigh-in period ended at the 1989 Olympic Festival weightlifting competition, Flowers was half a pound too heavy. This, after spending five hours in a sauna squeezing every ounce of water from her muscled body. The sauna was across town, she recalled this week, and she had to scurry back to try to shed eight more ounces so she could compete in the 97-pound category.
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