Barcelona '92

July 30, 1992

Yesterday

Swimming: The U.S. swimmers needed a little something to pick them up, so Mike Barrowman gave them a world record in the 200 breaststroke. And a smile returned to Anita Nall when she won a silver in the 100 breaststroke.

Basketball: The question is not whether the U.S. basketball players will win -- they beat Germany, 111-68 -- but what they will wear when they do.

Gymnastics: The Now Boys became The Fall Guys as the U.S. men slipped to sixth in team gymnastics. The Unified Team won one last gold medal before its athletes scatter to other nations to coach and earn a living.

Baseball: A five-run lead was heady stuff, but it didn't hold up as the Americans fell to mighty Cuba, 9-6. The United States (3-1) is still in good position for a berth in next week's medal play, however.

Soccer: A moral victory over favored Poland, in the form of a 2-2 tie, became a hollow one when Italy's victory kept the Americans from advancing and rewriting their sorry soccer history.

Diving: Mark Lenzi, motivated by music, rocked and rolled to a gold medal in diving.

Medal leaders

Nation..... ..... G..... S... B... Tot

Unified Team..... 15.... 7... 4... 26

United States..... 7.... 6... 8... 21

China..... ....... 6.... 9... 2... 17

Hungary... ....... 5.... 4... 1... 10

Germany... ....... 2.... 2... 6... 10

France.... ....... 0.... 3... 6... 9

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