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August 23, 2003 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Svetlana Khorkina is still the Queen, still capable of swatting away the perky little princesses who cavort at her long, pale feet and plot to dethrone her. The 24-year-old Russian emoted, tumbled and twisted her way through an intricate and intense floor exercise routine Friday that was worthy of an Academy Award. It also proved worthy of her third all-around world title when Carly Patterson of the U.S.
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August 23, 2003 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Svetlana Khorkina is still the Queen, still capable of swatting away the perky little princesses who cavort at her long, pale feet and plot to dethrone her. The 24-year-old Russian emoted, tumbled and twisted her way through an intricate and intense floor exercise routine Friday that was worthy of an Academy Award. It also proved worthy of her third all-around world title when Carly Patterson of the U.S.
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September 25, 2000 | DIANE PUCIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Svetlana has been angry, pushed away cameramen, brushed off her coach and told reporters to "get lost." Svetlana has pouted and brooded, fallen and cried. Svetlana has become the diva of the 2000 Summer Olympics. Svetlana Khorkina, the long-legged, short-haired Russian gymnast and Playboy magazine model, finally got her gold medal Sunday. Performing with icy calm and high danger on the uneven bars, Khorkina scored a 9.862 to win the apparatus final at the SuperDome.
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September 25, 2000 | DIANE PUCIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Svetlana has been angry, pushed away cameramen, brushed off her coach and told reporters to "get lost." Svetlana has pouted and brooded, fallen and cried. Svetlana has become the diva of the 2000 Summer Olympics. Svetlana Khorkina, the long-legged, short-haired Russian gymnast and Playboy magazine model, finally got her gold medal Sunday. Performing with icy calm and high danger on the uneven bars, Khorkina scored a 9.862 to win the apparatus final at the SuperDome.
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September 26, 2000
BEACH VOLLEYBALL Men * Gold--United States (Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana). Silver--Brazil (Ze Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos). Bronze--Germany (Jorg Ahmann and Axel Hager).
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August 19, 2003 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
She is a giant in the land of pixies, both for her remarkable accomplishments as a gymnast and the 5-foot-4 frame that elevates her well above her tiny, teeny-bopper rivals. At 24, Svetlana Khorkina of Russia is the grande dame of her sport, secure in her place as one of the best to wear a leotard. Or not wear a leotard, as she chose to do in a 1997 photo shoot for the Russian edition of Playboy.
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October 9, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There will be a little scrambling going on along with the tumbling at the gymnastics world championships beginning Sunday in Tianjin, China. Vanessa Atler, the 17-year-old from Canyon Country who is considered one of the top American prospects for Sydney, left her longtime coaches not long after her latest fall from the uneven bars and is looking for another coach even as she revamps her bar routine in hopes of putting her mental block behind her.
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September 25, 2000
BEACH VOLLEYBALL Women Gold--Australia (Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst); Silver--Brazil (Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede); Bronze--Brazil (Sandra Pires and Adriana Samuel) DIVING Women, Platform Gold--Laura Wilkinson, The Woodlands, Texas; Silver--Li Na, China; Bronze--Anne Montminy, Canada FENCING Men, Team Sabre Gold--Russia (Serguei Charikov; Alexei Frossine; Stanislav Pozdniakov); Silver--France (Mathieu Gourdain; Julien Pillet; Damien Touya; Cedric Seguin)
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August 31, 2001 | From Associated Press
When Cheryl Haworth was young, her father Bob took her to a weightlifting gym in Savannah, Ga., and said, "I've got the strongest girl in the world." Now 18, Haworth showed Thursday night she's at least the strongest woman in the United States. The Olympic bronze medalist set two U.S. records while winning three weightlifting gold medals at the Goodwill Games. Haworth, who weighs about 300 pounds, lifted 2801/2 pounds in the snatch and 341 in the clean and jerk for a total of 6211/2 pounds.
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July 20, 1998 | From Associated Press
The Madison Square Garden crowd of 8,617 treated Puerto Rico like the home team in an 84-76 come-from-behind victory over a youthful U.S. team in a Goodwill Games men's basketball opener Sunday. Puerto Rico, the defending Goodwill champion, used its experience to rally from a 55-36 second-half deficit with 15 1/2 minutes left. Eddie Casiano, who made 10 of 16 shots--including four of five three-point attempts--scored 26 of his 31 points in the second half for Puerto Rico.
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August 19, 2004 | Steve Springer; Diane Pucin; Dave Morgan
Men's Basketball The U.S. hasn't lost to Australia, its opponent in a preliminary-round game today, in four previous Olympic meetings. But after losing to Puerto Rico and struggling to defeat Greece, this year's U.S. Olympic team can take little solace in the accomplishments of the past. Australia, led by 33-year-old guard Shane Heals, is also 1-1, having lost to Greece and defeated Angola.
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