LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA USA
The second full day of the Los Angeles Olympic Games saw three new world records set in men's swimming events.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA USA
MEN'S 100 METRES BUTTERFLY
1. GVs Start and whole of race.(6 SHOTS) 0.58
2. CU FREEZE FRAME OF Winner, Michael Gross, West Germany, with results captioned over picture. 1.02
MEN'S 400 METRES INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
3. GV Finish of race. 1.23
4. CU FREEZE FRAME OF Winner, Alex Baumann, of Canada, with results captioned over picture. 1.26
MEN'S 4 x 200 METRES FREESTYLE RELAY
5. GV Final length of relay and finish. 1.54
6. SV FREEZE FRAME US team mates congratulating each other with results captioned over picture. 2.00
FIVE SECONDS BLOCK
1000 METRES TIME TRIAL (CYCLING)
7. SV & GV Fredy Schmidtke of West Germany cycling round track. (15 SHOTS) 3.25
8. SV FREEZE FRAME Schmidtke with results captioned over picture. 3.32
WEIGHTLIFTING - BANTUMWEIGHT
9. SV Takashi Ichiba of Japan doing backward Somersault as part of his warm-up before lifting, crowd applauds. 3.42
10. SV Wu Shude lifting weight, crowd applauds. (4 SHOTS) 4.04
FIVE SECONDS BLACK.
11. SV & GVs Ecaterina Szabo, of Romania, doing floor exercise to music. (2 SHOTS) 5.23
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Background: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA USA
The second full day of the Los Angeles Olympic Games saw three new world records set in men's swimming events. In the 100 meters butterfly West German's Michael Gross claimed his second record of the Games when he raced past the previous record-holder, Pablo Morales, of the United States, with only a few metres to go. Gross, who also achieved his gold medal of the Games, finished in 53.08 seconds, knocking .20 of a second off Morales' mark. Morales, in second place, bettered his previous time in 53.23. Australia's Glenn Buchannan took the bronze medal in 53.85. In the men's 400 metres individual medley, Alex Baumann won Canada's first Olympic swimming gold medal in 72 years, and lowered his own world record. Baumann swam the distance in four minutes 17.41 seconds, .12 of a second faster than his previous mark. Richard Prado, of Brazil won the silver medal in 4:18.45 with Australia's Robert Woodhouse winning bronze in 4:20.50. The United State's men's 4 x 200 metres freestyle relay team swam to a gold medal and yet another world record for the day. The team of Mike Heath, David Larson, Jeff Float and Bruce Hayes won the event in seven minutes 15.69 seconds. West Germany took silver in 7:15.73. Great Britain's team won the bronze medal.
In the men's 1,000 metres cycling race Fredy Schmidtke. of West Germany, took gold when he completed the circuit in one minute, 6.104 seconds. Schmidtke was the last competitor to battle the clock - and a stiff wind. But he bettered the time of Canadian Curtis Harnett, who had to settle for the silver with a time of 1:06.436. The bronze went to Fabrice Colas, of France, at 1:06.49. Weightlifter Wu Shude brought China another gold medal when he lifted 267.5 kilograms (589 pounds) in the bantumweight category. China's Lai Runming took the silver medal with a lift of 265.3 kilograms (584 pounds) and Japan's Masahiro Kotaka won bronze, lifting 252.5 kilograms '556 pounds). The event will probably remembered for the antics of Japan's Takashi Ichiba who performed an impressive backward somersault as part of his warm-up. He finished fourth.
Romania's new gymnastic star Ecaterina Szabo scored a perfect ten in floor exercises contributing to her team's lead at the end of the opening Olympic compulsories ahead of the United States. Romania, going for its first Olympic team gold, compiled 196.15 points in the programme of required moves on four apparatus events. Szabo, aged 17, and team-mate Lavina Agache, 18, tied for first in the individual all-around standings with 39.44 points out of a possible 40.
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