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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1996
ATLANTA -- The two scenes, played out nine days and some 90 miles apart, were remarkably similar: a young American female athlete nearly knocked out by an injury, only to shake off the pain and lead her team to a gold medal in the Olympics.Both gymnast Kerri Strug and soccer player Mia Hamm suffered sprained ankles, and both had to be helped to the medals ceremony by their teammates and coaches.But the image of Strug will be forever etched into the lore of the Centennial Olympics, while Hamm's moments of struggle and conquest are barely remembered days after they happened.
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By Brant James and Brant James,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 30, 2000
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The score indicated she was in second place, but everyone really knew better. Elise Ray of Columbia, Md., needed a 9.676 in the floor exercise last night to keep a slip on the balance beam from costing her the overall title in an Aussie Haircare Gymnastics Invitational she had otherwise dominated. Ray, a senior at Wilde Lake High School and the defending national champion in the floor exercise, responded with flair, scoring a 9.75 to take the overall title from 15-year-old Australian Allana Slater at the Bayfront Center.
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By Dan Berger | July 26, 1996
Were women's gymnastics a wimp's game like boxing or football, Kerri Strug would have had a medical timeout to see what was wrong.Hillary C. wins the gold medal for brass. Bob D. wins silver for long pauses.Today's GOP views the moderately affluent, moderately conservative, middle-aged, traditionally Republican, suburban matron as an enigma if not enemy.Slow down. The Gubner's new highway builder from Pa. will make Md.'s roads more like the ones up there.Pub Date: 7/26/96
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November 4, 1998
Many Mini-WordsPitcher William Joseph VanLandingham has one of the longest full names in major league history (26 letters). How many three-letter words can you come up with by using the letters of his last name? We found 29, but you may find more!ANSWERS: aid, ail, aim, and, dam, dig, dim, din, gad, gal, gam, gin, had, hag, ham, hid, him, inn, lad, lag, lam, lid, mad, mag, man, nag, nil, van, vimKerri StrugGymnast Kerri Strug was a shining star of the 1996 Summer Olympics. She also shines with kids.
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November 4, 1998
Many Mini-WordsPitcher William Joseph VanLandingham has one of the longest full names in major league history (26 letters). How many three-letter words can you come up with by using the letters of his last name? We found 29, but you may find more!ANSWERS: aid, ail, aim, and, dam, dig, dim, din, gad, gal, gam, gin, had, hag, ham, hid, him, inn, lad, lag, lam, lid, mad, mag, man, nag, nil, van, vimKerri StrugGymnast Kerri Strug was a shining star of the 1996 Summer Olympics. She also shines with kids.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1996
Jessica Sullivan and her two older sisters, Katie and Stephanie, did what many other Americans did when the U.S. women's gymnastics squad won a team gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta: They watched every flip, tumble and somersault with wide-eyed amazement."
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By Carl T. Rowan | July 29, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Grimacing in pain, 18-year-old Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug vaulted into the hearts of sports lovers the world over last week when she risked an ankle to guarantee gold for her magnificent team.Unfortunately, she also awakened half the busybodies of the world who pretend to know and even legislate how other people may raise their children.''Child Abuse! Child Abuse!'' was the cry ricocheting through the media from Americans who had seen an excuse to declare gymnastics a cruel sport supported by exploitative coaches and by parents who abuse their growth-stunted daughters for their own perverted gratifications.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | July 25, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- After a trials, a tryout camp and a final workout, six tiny women will be paraded into a cafe today and presented as the final, official, and complete U.S. Olympic gymnastics team.Michele Campi, who missed the trials with a fractured right elbow and was slowed by a pulled hamstring muscle, is expected to be the odd woman out and given the alternate position.Kim Zmeskal, of Houston, the 1991 all-around world champion, and Shannon Miller, of Edmond, Okla., the winner of the trials, are expected to lead the American team.
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By Ken Rosenthal | July 25, 1996
ATLANTA -- Stories, NBC wants to tell stories. Help the viewers identify with the athletes. Give them a rooting interest, especially when the performers are from the good old U S of A.NBC is so hot to tell stories, it will tape perhaps one of the most dramatic events in Olympic history, then present the Kerri Strug saga as if it were live, right down to the schmaltzy ending.We are here to tell another story.Man gets arrested. Man tells police he's a crack cocaine addict. Man enters a six-month rehabilitation program, then becomes a leading gold-medal candidate for the U.S. boxing team.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | July 24, 1996
ATLANTA -- "I can't feel my leg," Kerri Strug told her coach."Shake it out, shake it out," Bela Karolyi replied. "You've got to go one more."Emmitt Smith plays with a separated shoulder. Brady Anderson plays with appendicitis. And, yesterday, Kerri Strug vaulted with an ankle injury that would leave her with a severe sprain and two torn ligaments.What was at stake?Only everything Strug had worked for.Only a gold medal in women's team gymnastics.Only a United States first in the Olympics."Please, God, help me out here," Strug said.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | September 1, 1996
Kerri Strug, who went from relative unknown to Olympic hero by helping the U.S. women's gymnastics team to a gold medal last month in Atlanta despite competing on a badly sprained ankle, will not be part of the team's post-Olympic tour this fall. But it's not because of the injury.While her six Olympic teammates will begin a 34-show tour later this month that will stop at USAir Arena on Oct. 13, Strug will be the star attraction of what originally had been a tour of Russian gymnasts that will include a show at the Baltimore Arena in late October or early November.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1996
Jessica Sullivan and her two older sisters, Katie and Stephanie, did what many other Americans did when the U.S. women's gymnastics squad won a team gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta: They watched every flip, tumble and somersault with wide-eyed amazement."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1996
ATLANTA -- The two scenes, played out nine days and some 90 miles apart, were remarkably similar: a young American female athlete nearly knocked out by an injury, only to shake off the pain and lead her team to a gold medal in the Olympics.Both gymnast Kerri Strug and soccer player Mia Hamm suffered sprained ankles, and both had to be helped to the medals ceremony by their teammates and coaches.But the image of Strug will be forever etched into the lore of the Centennial Olympics, while Hamm's moments of struggle and conquest are barely remembered days after they happened.
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By Milton Kent | July 29, 1996
After Saturday morning's bombing of Centennial Olympic Park, did the city of Atlanta bounce back yesterday and show resilience and defiance at the specter of terrorism, or was it still enveloped in a fog of gloom and despair?On "Sunday Morning," two correspondents were proclaiming that the Olympics, and by extension, Atlanta, always would be scarred by the pipe bombing that killed one person directly, left a Turkish cameraman, who was attempting to cover the blast, dead of a heart attack and injured more than 100 people.
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By Carl T. Rowan | July 29, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Grimacing in pain, 18-year-old Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug vaulted into the hearts of sports lovers the world over last week when she risked an ankle to guarantee gold for her magnificent team.Unfortunately, she also awakened half the busybodies of the world who pretend to know and even legislate how other people may raise their children.''Child Abuse! Child Abuse!'' was the cry ricocheting through the media from Americans who had seen an excuse to declare gymnastics a cruel sport supported by exploitative coaches and by parents who abuse their growth-stunted daughters for their own perverted gratifications.
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By Dan Berger | July 26, 1996
Were women's gymnastics a wimp's game like boxing or football, Kerri Strug would have had a medical timeout to see what was wrong.Hillary C. wins the gold medal for brass. Bob D. wins silver for long pauses.Today's GOP views the moderately affluent, moderately conservative, middle-aged, traditionally Republican, suburban matron as an enigma if not enemy.Slow down. The Gubner's new highway builder from Pa. will make Md.'s roads more like the ones up there.Pub Date: 7/26/96
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By Brant James and Brant James,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 30, 2000
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The score indicated she was in second place, but everyone really knew better. Elise Ray of Columbia, Md., needed a 9.676 in the floor exercise last night to keep a slip on the balance beam from costing her the overall title in an Aussie Haircare Gymnastics Invitational she had otherwise dominated. Ray, a senior at Wilde Lake High School and the defending national champion in the floor exercise, responded with flair, scoring a 9.75 to take the overall title from 15-year-old Australian Allana Slater at the Bayfront Center.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | September 1, 1996
Kerri Strug, who went from relative unknown to Olympic hero by helping the U.S. women's gymnastics team to a gold medal last month in Atlanta despite competing on a badly sprained ankle, will not be part of the team's post-Olympic tour this fall. But it's not because of the injury.While her six Olympic teammates will begin a 34-show tour later this month that will stop at USAir Arena on Oct. 13, Strug will be the star attraction of what originally had been a tour of Russian gymnasts that will include a show at the Baltimore Arena in late October or early November.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | July 26, 1996
ATLANTA -- Kerri Strug came into the 1996 Olympics as the unsung hero of the U.S. women's gymnastics team, one of the few members who had not renounced her amateur status. Now, as a result of becoming the heroic figure of Tuesday night's gold-medal performance in the team competition, Strug is no longer unsung.And, it appears, she no longer will go unpaid.Though she said yesterday that no deals have been struck, the 18-year-old from Tucson, Ariz., said that she will have to consider the endorsement deals being offered after she helped the United States win while completing her final vault on a badly sprained ankle.
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By Ken Rosenthal | July 25, 1996
ATLANTA -- Stories, NBC wants to tell stories. Help the viewers identify with the athletes. Give them a rooting interest, especially when the performers are from the good old U S of A.NBC is so hot to tell stories, it will tape perhaps one of the most dramatic events in Olympic history, then present the Kerri Strug saga as if it were live, right down to the schmaltzy ending.We are here to tell another story.Man gets arrested. Man tells police he's a crack cocaine addict. Man enters a six-month rehabilitation program, then becomes a leading gold-medal candidate for the U.S. boxing team.
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