Barcelona '92

August 03, 1992

Yesterday

Track and field: Jackie Joyner-Kersee became the first woman to repeat as heptathlon champion, winning the two-day, seven-event marathon by nearly 200 points over Irina Belova of the Unified Team.

Gymnastics: Vitaly Scherbo of the Unified Team captured four of the six events and became the first men's gymnast with six gold medals in one Games. Trent Dimas gave the American men their first gymnastics gold, in the high bar.

Baseball: The U.S. baseball team could have avoided a semifinal game against Cuba by beating Japan, but its pitching gave out and it lost, 7-1.

Tennis: The United States saw its final hopes for a medal in men's tennis disappear when Pete Sampras, the No. 3 seed, lost in five sets to Andrei Cherkasov of the Unified Team. No. 1 Jim Courier and No. 6 Michael Chang lost earlier.

Canoe/Kayak: These two guys were up a creek with paddles, and good ones. Joe Jacobi of Bethesda, Md., and Scott Strausbaugh of Dover, Pa., won the doubles canoe.

Medal table

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

Unified Team .. .. 32 . .. 23 . .. 19 . .. 74

United States . .. 19 . .. 19 . .. 18 . .. 56

Germany . .. .. .. 14 . .. 11 . .. 20 . .. 45

China ... .. .. .. 10 . .. 16 . ... 8 . .. 34

Australia .. .. ... 6 . ... 8 . ... 7 . .. 21

France .. .. .. ... 5 . ... 4 . .. 12 . .. 21

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