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August 3, 1992 | JOHN JEANSONNE, Newsday
Canadian rower Silken Laumann has been to two previous Olympics and won a medal before, but Sunday's bronze in the women's single sculls final was "amazing," she said. Laumann, 28, finished third to Romania's Elisabeta Lipa and Belgium's Annelies Bredael--and she did so less than three months after severely injuring her right leg in a freak rowing accident. She has undergone five operations and faces a sixth later this month.
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August 3, 1992 | JOHN JEANSONNE, Newsday
Canadian rower Silken Laumann has been to two previous Olympics and won a medal before, but Sunday's bronze in the women's single sculls final was "amazing," she said. Laumann, 28, finished third to Romania's Elisabeta Lipa and Belgium's Annelies Bredael--and she did so less than three months after severely injuring her right leg in a freak rowing accident. She has undergone five operations and faces a sixth later this month.
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March 24, 1995 | From Associated Press
Rower Silken Laumann of Canada was stripped of one Pan American Games gold medal Thursday and allowed to keep another after testing positive for a stimulant that was in a cold medicine. Mario Vasquez Rana, president of the Pan American Sports Organization, said the executive committee voted to withdraw the gold medal for the quadruple sculls. The gold will go to Cuba, the silver to the United States.
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September 19, 1994 | BRAD ALAN LEWIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The U.S. men's eight-oared shell defeated reigning world champion Germany in the final day of competition at the 1994 World Rowing Championships on Sunday. The Americans got off to a fast start, and by the halfway point of the race, 1,000 meters, the U.S. team had a full boat length lead over the crew from Romania, and the German crew, unable to match the brutal pace, had slipped to fourth place.
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March 23, 1995 | From Associated Press
Silken Laumann, a Canadian gold medalist in rowing, tested positive for ephedrine, a banned substance known well by Argentines, at the Pan Am Games Wednesday. Laumann, one of Canada's premier athletes, failed the test Sunday, a games official said. Ephedrine, a stimulant often found in over-the-counter cold medications, was discovered in Diego Maradona's urine test during the World Cup. The Argentine soccer star was banned from the rest of the tournament and from playing for 15 months.
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August 3, 1992 | From Associated Press
America's best hope for a men's rowing gold medal was quashed Sunday by Australia's "Awesome Foursome." The Australians avenged a loss to the United States last month by winning the men's fours without coxswain event in 5 minutes 55.04 seconds. The U.S. team of Doug Burden of Pawlet, Vt.; Jeff McLaughlin of Warwick, R.I.; Thomas Bohrer of Babylon, N.Y., and Patrick Manning of Hyde Park, N.Y., won the silver in 5:56.68. Slovenia was third with 5:58.24.
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April 8, 1990 | LAURA PALMER
In the first World Cup rowing event ever, Europeans proved their superiority in single sculling Saturday during the 17th San Diego Crew Classic in Mission Bay. But give the U.S. rowers a break--Europeans have been rowing years before an average American even thinks about participating in the sport. Here, athletes usually are introduced to the sport in college, learning sweeping (one oar each) in an eight-man boat. If a person continues, he or she might eventually learn sculling (two oars).
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April 11, 1995 | From Associated Press
Substance caught up with style for Andre Agassi on Monday when he moved past Pete Sampras to take the No. 1 ranking on the Assn. of Tennis Professionals computer for the first time. It was a quest that began last July, when Agassi was No. 20, 4,061 points behind Sampras and playing in the Canadian Open. Agassi won, then won six more events in the next eight months, including the U.S. and Australian opens. Along the way he had a 55-6 match record. Sampras was 34-9 with three titles.
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August 1, 1992
Canada's Silken Laumann, reigning single sculls world champion, continued her remarkable recovery from a serious injury by winning her Olympic semifinal Friday on Lake Banyoles. Laumann, 28, cruising at a stroke rate of 30-32 to the minute, won by a length over Belgium's Annelies Braedel in 7 minutes 30.42 seconds.
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April 8, 1991 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Diego Crew Classic took place on Mission Bay Sunday, but the real winner was the Charles River. Harvard, the institution of higher rowing, won its fifth Copley Cup in eight trips to the San Diego Crew Classic. The men's varsity 8 defeated Washington, which won last year amid much controversy. The Harvard boathouse is roughly a mile from the Boston University boathouse. Both are on the Charles River.
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