LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA
On the fourth day's athletics at the Los Angeles Olympics on August 6 U.S. competitor Valerie Brisco-Hooks won the gold in the women's 400 metres in an Olympic record time of 48.83.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA
1. GV PAN 400 m final for women won by Valerie Brisco-Hooks 0.32
2. GV Result of race 0.43
3. GV & GV PAN SHOWS Final stages of 800 m. final for women won by Romania's Doina Melinte (5 shots) 1.23
4. GV Results' caption 1.28
5. SV & GV PAN SHOWING Winning throw in women's javelin final won by Britain's Tessa Sanderson (2 shots) 1.38
6. GV Results caption 1.47
7. GV PAN of the men's 110 m. hurdles won by USA's Roger Kingdom 2.05
8. GV Results caption 2.11
9. FIVE SECONDS OF BLACK 2.16
10. GV PAN final of 800m. for men won by Brazil's Joaquim Cruz (2 shots) 2.54
11. SV & GV PAN Winning throw in men's hammer throw by Finland's Juha Tiainen (3 shots) 3.05
12. GV Results 3.08
13. SV & GV PAN Men's long jump. Winning jump by USA Carl Lewis (4 shots) 3.28
14. GV PAN Final stages of men's 10,000 m. final won by Italy's Alberto Cova (5 shots) 4.20
15. FIVE SECONDS OF BLACK
16. SV & GV 100 kilo Weightlifting tournament for Milser of West German winning lift (5 shots) 5.04
17. SV PULL BACK TO GV Women's spring board final with Sylvie Bernier of Canada diving on way to winning gold (4 shots)
18. SV Caption results of spring board final.
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Background: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA
On the fourth day's athletics at the Los Angeles Olympics on August 6 U.S. competitor Valerie Brisco-Hooks won the gold in the women's 400 metres in an Olympic record time of 48.83. Another American, Chandra Cheeseborough, took the silver with 49.05, and Britain's Kathryn Cook the bronze with 49.42. Brisco-Hooks beat the previous Olympic record of 48.88 set at the Moscow Games in 1980 by Marita Koch of East Germany.
The gold and bronze medals in the women's 800 metres were taken by Romania. Doina Melinte took the gold with a winning time of 1:57:60, the silver went to the US's Kim Gallagher with 1:58:63, and Fita Lovin took the bronze with 1:58:83.
Tessa Sanderson of Britain broke an Olympic record in the women's javelin event with a throw of 69.56 metres in the first of five attempts in the competition. The previous record had been set at the Moscow Games in 1980 by Cuba's Maria Colon. Finland's Tiina Lillak, the World Champion, to the silver with Britain's Fatima Whitbread winning the bronze.
The United States claimed both gold and silver in the Men's 110 metres hurdles. Roger Kingdom beat Greg Foster to the gold in the final strides in 13.20. Foster clocked in at 13.23. Finland's Arto Bryggare came in third with 13.40.
Brazil's first medal in an Olympic running event went to Joaquim Cruz. He will be taking home the gold for his Olympic record time of 1:43.00 in the men's 800 metres. The 21 year old Cruz was born with a right leg two centimetres shorter than the left and wear special shoes. His time makes him the second fastest man in history, behind Britain's Steve Ovett suffering heat exhaustion was carried off the track on a stretcher, after coming in last.
Juha Tiainen of Finland won the gold medal in the Olympic hammer event with 78,03 metres, Karl-hans Riehm of West Germany took the silver with a 77.98 metre throw, and fellow countryman Klaus Ploghaus won the bronze with 76.68 metres.
Carl Lewis of the USA has won his second gold medal in the Los Angeles Summer Olympics. He took the long jump with a leap of 8.5 metres. Lewis set the winning mark on his first jump. He fouled on the second and passed on the others. Gary Honey of Australia won the silver with an 8.24 metre leap, and Giovanni Evangelista of Italy won the bronze with an identical mark. Honey was given the higher medal because of a longer second-best jump. Lewis may well be on his way to equal Jesse Owen's record of four Olympic gold medals set at the 1936 Berlin games. Lewis will run in the 200 metres men's race and is a member of the US x X 100 metre relay team. Albert Cova of Italy won the gold medal in the 10,000 metres with a winning time of 27 minutes:47.54. Finland's Maritti Vainio came in second with 26:51:10, and Britain's Michael McLeod won the bronze with a time of 28:06.22.
In the Weightlifting hall West Germany's Rolf Milser won a gold medal and tied an Olympic record when he lifted a total 385 kilogrammes in the 100 kilogramme category. Romania's Vasile Groapa finished with a silver after lifting 382.5 kilogrammes and Finland's Pekka Niemi took the bronze with a total of 367.5 kilogrammes.
Canada's Sylvie Bernier made history when she won a gold medal after defeating Lelly McCormick and Chris Seufert of the USA in the Women's Spring Board final. It was Canada's first gold medal in a diving event earned after Bernier accumulated 530.70 points in 10 dives. McCormick won the silver with a total of 527.62 points, and Seufert took the bronze with a total of 517.62 points.
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