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    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA

    Carl Lewis of the United States achieved one-quarter of his ambitions on August 4 when he won the gold medal in the men's 100 metre sprint at the Los Angeles olympics.

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    1. TV PAN & CUs Carl Lewis wins men's 100 m final (3 shots) 0.22
    2. TV & SV Glynis Nunn of Australia wins heptathlon by finishing second in final event (6 shots) 1.36
    3. TV & SV Joyner of USA wins triple jump (2 shots) 1.48
    4. CU Caption of winners' times over still frame 2.00
    FIVE SECONDS BLACK:
    5. TV PANS Marty Meagher of USA wins 200 m. butterfly (5 shots) 2.45
    6. CU Still frame of above winner with times superimposed 2.56
    7. TV PANS USA wins men's 4 x 100m. medley relay (7 shots) 3.54
    8. CU Still frame of winning team as above with times superimposed 4.05
    FIVE SECONDS BLACK:
    9. SV & CU Li Ning of China on floor exercises (2 shots) 4.30
    10. SV Peter Vidmar of USA on pommel 4.44
    11. SV PAN Li Ning of China on vault in slow motion 5.03
    12. SV Bart Conner of USA on parallel bars (2 shots) 5.27
    13. LV & SV Shinji Morisue winning on horizontal bars for Japan (3 shots) 6.08
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    SPORT: OLYMPICS.NOTE TO EDITORS: THERE ARE FIVE SECONDS OF BLACK BETWEEN EACH OF THE THREE SEGMENTS OF THIS ITEM IN ORDER TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH CONDITIONS OF ROLE 51 REGARDING NEWS ACCESS.
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    Background: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA

    Carl Lewis of the United States achieved one-quarter of his ambitions on August 4 when he won the gold medal in the men's 100 metre sprint at the Los Angeles olympics. Lewis, seeking to emulate the achievements of the famous U.S. athlete Jesse Owens in winning four Olympic gold medals in 1936, took the final with a time of 9.99 seconds. The race was close for the first fifty metres, but then Lewis accelerated strongly to pull away from the rest of the field. Sam Graddy of the United States finished second, and Canada's Ben Johnson was third.

    Australia won its first track and field gold at Los Angeles on August 4 when Glynis Nunn won the women's Heptathlon, a new event in these Olympics. Nunn finished second in the final section of the seven event contest, but it was enough to put her ahead of Jackie Joiner from the United States in the final count. The bronze medal went to Sabine Everts of West Germany, who also won the final event, an eight-hundred metre race.

    In the men's triple jump, the United States' Al Joyner jumped a personal best of 17.26 metres to upset the favourites and take the gold medal. Joyner made his best jump in the first six attempts. The silver medal went to Mike Conley of the U.S., the early favourite, and Keith Connor of Great Britain won the bronze.

    As the swimming events wound to a close in Los Angeles, the United States continued collecting medals. Mary T Meagher of the U.S. took her second individual gold and a new Olympic record in the women's 200 metres butterfly with a time of two minutes, 6.9 seconds. The silver medal went to K. Phillips of Australia, with I. Beyermann of West Germany taking the bronze. More U.S. success came in the men's 4 x 100 metres medley. The United States team broke the world record to win the gold in three minutes 39.3 seconds, with Canada second and Australia third.

    China dominated the finals of the men's gymnastics on August 4, winning four golds and one silver medal. China's Li Ning was the main reason behind it. He took gold in the floor exercises, the pommel horse and the rings, and settled for the silver medal behind his teammate Lou Yun, in the vault exercise. Despite his efforts, Li Ning told reporters afterwards he was disappointed not to have won the all-round gold medal earlier in the week.

    Other successes went to Peter Vidmar of the United States, who also won a gold medal on the pommel horse with a perfect final score of ten, and his teammate Bart Conner, who added another gold for the U.S. on the parallel bars.

    For Japan, success came on the horizontal bars, with a gold medal for Shinji Morisue, and on the rings, with another gold to Koji Gushiken.

    Source: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANY INCORPORATED (ABC) VIA OSTERREICHISCHES RUNDFUNK UND FERNSEHEN (ORF)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6Z8NGF3HJ71HWWP9JUW12AJ65
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Z8NGF3HJ71HWWP9JUW12AJ65
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:06:08:00
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