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By MIKE LITTWIN | August 7, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Gail Devers stumbled back into our hearts again last night. Her story could be the Olympic story.First, she recovers from an improbable illness to register a shocking win in the 100 meters. And then, on one of the great nights in American track and field history, just as she's about to win a second gold and confirm her place in Olympic lore, Devers collides with that final hurdle -- and staggers, tumbles, virtually crawls to the finish line. She didn't win, but she finished.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Writer | June 17, 1995
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Despite an injury in her upper right leg, Gwen Torrence won the 100-meter race of the USA/Mobil Outdoor Track and Field championships last night at Hughes Stadium.Torrence won easily, taking the lead midway through the race and finishing in 11.04 seconds. Carlette Guidry was second in 11.12 and Celena Mondie-Milner third in 11.22 in only the second sunny day of the meet.Nearly 10 minutes later, Mike Marsh won the men's 100-meter race, edging Maurice Greene and Dennis Mitchell at the line.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | August 8, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Yesterday, it was Gwen Torrence, the apology.By prepared statement.After accusing other sprinters of drug use and engaging in a crude and often bizarre Geraldo-style news conference after her 200-meter win Thursday, Torrence sought to soften her stance and offer an apology."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | August 8, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Yesterday, it was Gwen Torrence, the apology.By prepared statement.After accusing other sprinters of drug use and engaging in a crude and often bizarre Geraldo-style news conference after her 200-meter win Thursday, Torrence sought to soften her stance and offer an apology."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | August 4, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Mark McKoy, a footnote in the Ben Johnson saga, came back to haunt the 1992 Summer Olympics last night.The Canadian hurdler who fled the 1988 Games of Seoul, South Korea, one step behind Johnson and served a two-year ban for admitting steroid use, roared past Americans Tony Dees and Jack Pierce to win the 110-meter gold."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 21, 1992
NEW ORLEANS -- He crossed the finish line and looked to his right, focusing on the cluster of bodies that passed through the tape. It was a strange view. He was accustomed to being in front, raising his arms in triumph. And now, he was defeated. The officials and photographers swarmed him, walked him up the track like bodyguards surrounding a rock star. From the stands came the cheers so warm you almost forgot how hot and humid it was as summer came roaring into New Orleans.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 16, 1991
NEW YORK -- Suzy Favor Hamilton is 5 feet 3 and weighs 103 pounds, but you wouldn't want to meet her running around a curve on a track.Yesterday, in the heat of the women's 1,500-meter final at the USA/Mobil Championships, Hamilton darted inside with 200 meters remaining and elbowed her way past PattiSue Plumer to win in 4 minutes, 6.13 seconds."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 29, 1992
NEW ORLEANS -- She does not wear lace running outfits, nor paint her nails in outrageous colors, nor have a nickname that is as rhythmic as it is identifiable.All Gwen Torrence does is sprint and win.Last night, the woman who has succeeded Florence Griffith Joyner as America's dominant sprinter won the 200-meter final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.After gathering up her roses and an American flag, and looking up at the scoreboard that flashed her time of 22.03 seconds, Torrence took aim at her fiercest rival, Germany's Katrin Krabbe.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Writer | June 17, 1995
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Despite an injury in her upper right leg, Gwen Torrence won the 100-meter race of the USA/Mobil Outdoor Track and Field championships last night at Hughes Stadium.Torrence won easily, taking the lead midway through the race and finishing in 11.04 seconds. Carlette Guidry was second in 11.12 and Celena Mondie-Milner third in 11.22 in only the second sunny day of the meet.Nearly 10 minutes later, Mike Marsh won the men's 100-meter race, edging Maurice Greene and Dennis Mitchell at the line.
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August 7, 1992
YesterdayTrack: It was the greatest day in the history of U.S. Olympic track: five events, nine medals, four of them golds. Carl Lewis won a gold medal in the long jump -- his third gold medal in three Olympics. Dave Johnson was a study in courage, finishing third in the decathlon while competing on an ankle with a stress fracture. Kevin Young broke Edwin Moses' 9-year-old record in the 400 meter hurdlers. Gail Devers fell on her last hurdle and lost a certain gold. Gwen Torrence ran a race instead of her mouth as the United States won both the men's and women's 200 meters.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | August 7, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Gail Devers stumbled back into our hearts again last night. Her story could be the Olympic story.First, she recovers from an improbable illness to register a shocking win in the 100 meters. And then, on one of the great nights in American track and field history, just as she's about to win a second gold and confirm her place in Olympic lore, Devers collides with that final hurdle -- and staggers, tumbles, virtually crawls to the finish line. She didn't win, but she finished.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | August 4, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Mark McKoy, a footnote in the Ben Johnson saga, came back to haunt the 1992 Summer Olympics last night.The Canadian hurdler who fled the 1988 Games of Seoul, South Korea, one step behind Johnson and served a two-year ban for admitting steroid use, roared past Americans Tony Dees and Jack Pierce to win the 110-meter gold."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 29, 1992
NEW ORLEANS -- She does not wear lace running outfits, nor paint her nails in outrageous colors, nor have a nickname that is as rhythmic as it is identifiable.All Gwen Torrence does is sprint and win.Last night, the woman who has succeeded Florence Griffith Joyner as America's dominant sprinter won the 200-meter final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.After gathering up her roses and an American flag, and looking up at the scoreboard that flashed her time of 22.03 seconds, Torrence took aim at her fiercest rival, Germany's Katrin Krabbe.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | June 21, 1992
NEW ORLEANS -- He crossed the finish line and looked to his right, focusing on the cluster of bodies that passed through the tape. It was a strange view. He was accustomed to being in front, raising his arms in triumph. And now, he was defeated. The officials and photographers swarmed him, walked him up the track like bodyguards surrounding a rock star. From the stands came the cheers so warm you almost forgot how hot and humid it was as summer came roaring into New Orleans.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 16, 1991
NEW YORK -- Suzy Favor Hamilton is 5 feet 3 and weighs 103 pounds, but you wouldn't want to meet her running around a curve on a track.Yesterday, in the heat of the women's 1,500-meter final at the USA/Mobil Championships, Hamilton darted inside with 200 meters remaining and elbowed her way past PattiSue Plumer to win in 4 minutes, 6.13 seconds."
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By Jere Longman and Jere Longman,New York Times News Service | August 11, 1995
GOTEBORG, Sweden -- She removed her shoes and tossed them into the stands, waved triumphantly, bowed graciously and went on television to say that she had won the world championship at 200 meters -- even after someone had stolen her favorite spikes. Then Gwen Torrence found out that her gold medal was gone, too.Her winning time of 21.77 seconds was disqualified yesterday after a track judge ruled that Torrence had stepped out of her assigned lane, thus gaining an advantage over opponents by running a shorter distance around the curve.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Staff Writer | August 2, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- U.S. sprinter Gwen Torrence apparently wasn't referring to her gold-medalist teammate, Gail Devers, when she claimed that three of the women in yesterday's Olympic 100-meter final had been using performance-enhancing drugs.But Devers' coach, Bob Kersee, became incensed upon learning of the charge from a reporter's question at a post-race news conference. He broke off his own interview in an adjoining room and burst into the conference area unannounced.Without even pausing to grab a microphone, Kersee told reporters: "Gail Devers has been drug-tested almost as much as my wife, Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
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