Countdown

June 02, 1996

Days until opening ceremonies: 47.

Brenneman earns spot: Seventeen months after ending her retirement from competitive cycling, Linda Brenneman earned a spot on the U.S. team. Brenneman, 30, of Dana Point, Calif., finished second in yesterday's final leg of the competition, a 61.2-mile road race. She finished with 198 points, 34 more than Jeanne Golay, winner of yesterday's race. Alison Dunlap wound up third overall with 152 points. U.S. coaches will name the other two members of the team today.

Setting up the field: The Netherlands, Ukraine and Japan qualified for the women's volleyball competition by finishing 5-1 in an eight-team tournament in Osaka, Japan. Also in are the host United States, Cuba, Brazil, China, Russia, Germany, Canada, Peru and South Korea.

Sprinting toward the Games: World-record holder Leroy Burrell cut it close but got the qualifying time he needed to compete in the 100 meters at the trials later this month. Burrell was timed in 10.18 seconds and out-finished Wendell Gaskin and Diarra Ousmane of Mali to win the 100 at the Bruce Jenner Classic in San Jose, Calif. It is one of the last major meets before U.S. athletes head to the June 14-24 trials. Burrell's time just beat the qualifying standard of 10.20. His record is 9.85.

Pub Date: 6/02/96

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