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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaSpotlight off politics on events athletes appear Center stage female lights Torch i Stephane Prefontaine of Toronto became the first i woman in olympic history to officially open the games j with the lighting of the flame. This also Marks the first i time two individuals have carried the Torch. A wire photo Montreal a a backstroke Duel Between Billy Forrester of the United states and Roger Ryttel of East Germany highlights the first Day of Competition Sun Day when the 21st summer olympic games begin after weeks of bitter political wrangling. The awesome East German women swimmers Are expected to win the 400 meter Medley relay for the Only other Gold medal to be awarded on the first Day of action. The athletes finally take the stage after the games have been sullied by bitter International political fights that resulted in the withdrawal of teams from the Republic of China and several african nations. Still about athletes from 110 nations will com Pete for the Gold Silver and Bronze medals that Mark the height of athletic accomplishment in 21 summer sports. The soviet Union. United states and the two Germany Are expected to dominate the medal Stan dings. Swimming takes the Early spotlight in these games with the track and Field events not scheduled to Start until next Friday. The american men could win All 13 of their swim events and . Coach Doc Counsilman said every event will have a new world record except the 100-meter likewise the East German women swimmers could win All their events but an american team will try to Block that possibility sunday in the Medley relay. Linda Jezek of Palo Alto calif., will swim the 100 meter backstroke leg of the event Lauri Siering of Modesto calif., will swim the breaststroke Camille Wright of new Albany ind., the Butterfly and Shirley Babashoff of Fountain Valley. Calif., he freestyle Anchor leg miss Babashoff. 19, is the american superstar Hope in swimming but she will have difficulty up staging East Germany s Kornelia Ender who holds world records in the Loo and 200-meter freestyle events. If the East germans win the event As expected it will be that nation s first Gold medal Ever in women s swimming. The 200-meter Butterfly tub of flan Point enter Pius sports sunday july 18, 1976 Section c Duel Between Forrester of Birmingham ala., and East Germany s Ryttel could Start the american men swimmers to the sweep they dream of. Forrester won the world championship in Cali. Columbia in 1975 and Pytell holds the world record in the event. Mike Bruner of Stockton. Calif has a Good Chance for a medal in the race the american and russian basketball teams which Are expected to meet eventually for the Gold medal both get started in preliminary com petition sunday. The americans who Lack the big Center but have great Speed and some outstanding pro prospects take on Italy in the first round. Russia meets Mexico. The United states had won every olympic basketball Gold medal until 1972 in the Munich games when the title was virtually stolen from them in one of the games most bitter controversies Ever. The United states apparently had won by one Point but the officials required that the last three seconds be played Over and then played Over again until Russia finally scored and won 51-50. Aleksandr Belov the Man who scored that Basket is Back on the russian team along with 19-year-old Vladimir Tkachenko who stands 7-foot-3. U s. Coach Dean Smith of North Carolina has four of his own players plus such standouts As College player the year Scott May of in Diana his teammate Quinn Buckner. And Adrian Dantley of notre Dame. Gymnastics also gets under Way sunday with 14-year old rumanian Prodigy Nadia Comanici expected to grab the spotlight. American Hopes in this sport hinge on Carrie Englert 18, of Tallahassee fla., who says she has nightmares about falling off the balance beam and on Peter Kormann 20, a Junior Southern Connecticut state College. Miss Englert a National Champion in both the free exercise and the beam said you can practice and prac Tice but there is always the Chance you will fall off the beam for sure it s the most nerve wracking i dreamed i fell off the balance beam about seven times i just kept climbing Back on and falling off again. I kept thinking of my god. All these people Are watching " action also is scheduled sunday in cycling Field hockey soccer in which the . Is not hand Ball modern Pentathlon rowing shooting water Polo volleyball and weightlifting. The games continue until aug. 1. These games although they have been torn by politics strikes and Cost overruns still match Young competitors As diverse As an English Princess and an american woman basketball player who worked As a Gas station attendant to earn Money to continue her training. Princess Anne will be competing in the equestrian events in which her husband Prince Philip is an alternate member of the British team. The sometime Gas station Atten Dant is Mary Anne o Connor of Fairfield. Conn., a teacher who could t get a Job because she needed time off for olympic trials. The Best thing i could get was a Job pumping she said i also managed to get some part time teaching at Southern from which she graduated in 1975 after earning All America honors in basketball. The american boxing team should carry off a share of medals and you had to Root for Howard Davis or. Of Glen Cove. N y., who will fight in the 132pound class. His Mother died last thursday night after an illness of 18 months but Davis did not go see athletes on 9c africans Boycott Competition Hurt Montreal a the olympic games its organizers and athletes were thrown into a state of confusion saturday by a mass withdrawal of african nations Many of which did not announce their intentions until they failed to appear in the opening ceremonies the pull out by the africans deprived the strife torn controversy Ridden games of some of its finest athletes and left the rebel nations facing the possibility of International sports sanctions. There was confusion As to just How Many nations had withdrawn their athletes. At least one Egypt declined to March in the opening ceremonies but said later that no decision on their participation in the Competition had been made. A spokesman for their delegation said they were still awaiting instructions from their government organizers were attempting to determine if it would be necessary to revise the draw in boxing which starts sunday and other sports due to the withdrawal. And they were Uncer Tain just How Many teams had pulled out. The International olympic committee said it had not received formal notification of withdrawal from at least two of the teams that failed to appear in the Parade of athletes in the opening ceremony. There were divisions among the africans themselves and suspense gripped the olym Pic stadium As the teams marched in. A miss ing most an eleventh hour decision to Boycott the com petition because new zealand accused of coddling the segregationist South african government would not withdraw its team As the africans demanded most of the african athletes reacted Sto icly to the pull out decisions but a possible reprisals at they we a disputed by their governments actions. Nigeria Tanzania Somalia Madagascar Mauritius and Gambia had announced before the opening ceremonies they would not com Pete at the Parade of the athletes teams were missing from Egypt Algeria. Kenya Uganda the Congo Republic Chad. Central african Republic. Gabon Ghana. Libya niger. Sudan. Togo upper Volta and Zambia. Zaire and Malawi also were out of the games but their decisions were made known weeks ago and were related to their athletes not coming up to olympic Levels rather than the new zealand dispute with Taiwan also out. That brought to 26 the nations originally planning to take part in the games that did see africans on Ioc l a quite Des stats Unis Aux olympics United states team at olympics Les Membres de 1 e quite ame Vicain Marche dans la of the american team file into the stadium carrying Stade in a portent be Drapeau ame Vicain. Members the american Graham takes 4 stroke Lead Harrison . Steady David Graham the transplanted australian fired a one under Par 70 for a three round total of i2-under 201 and a four stroke Lead in the Westchester classic saturday. The 30-year-old Graham a Winner in this country Only at Cleveland in 1972, shared the Lead in the first round of this 72 Hole test after an eight under 63, and took a four stroke Lead after 36 holes with a three under 68. The Siim built Graham a Golf club designer who now resides in Hollywood fla., carded three birdies and two bogeys in his saturday round Over the Par 71 Westchester country club course. He leads Mike Wynn of Crittendon va., who has earned this year and is seriously considering giving up the tour if he does t do better. The 31-year-old Wynn whose Best finish since join ing the pro tour in 1972 was 12th at Houston last year Hung in with a one under Par 70, including three birdies and two bogeys. Wynn who has made Only five cuts in 21 tournaments see Graham on Ioc Harrison n a the third round scores in the Westchester Goll classic at the Par-71 club saturday David Graham Mike Wynn Larry Ziegler Ben Crenshaw Miller Barber Johnny Miller Al Sci merger 69 71 Jerry Mcgee 71-70-66-207 Mike Hill Eddie Pearce Jimmy Wing he Gar Mccord Barry Jaeck i 6870-70-206 Dave Eicholberger Gene Vitrier 70-69-69-708 Hubert Green 67-71-70-208 Arnold Palmer Andy North 69-67-73-209 Dan Sikes 70-69-70-299 Rik Massengale Don january Howard Twitty de synced 71-67-71-209 Tom Watson Carllon while 63-72-7j-209 Tom Kite j c Snead 70-72-67-709 Johnman Hentcy 71-70-69-210 Hale Irwim 70-71-09-210 Dave Stockton 70-72-68-710 Richard Crawford 727075-210 Joey Dills coldwell 71-71-68-210 Wally Armstrong 73-69-68-210 Brian Amin Mac Mclendon Lou Graham Jim Simons Bobby Wadams Johnny Jacobs Joe Inman Phil Rodgers Jack Nic Molus Dave Hill Fuji Zoller Bruce Lic Tike Dick lot Gay Brewer Bob Charles Don Bies Ron Cerrudo Bobby Nichols Kormi Zarley Terry Dill Grice Jones Don Iverson George Burns Jim Colbert Lee elder Ken still b acc Grampian George Archer bib Gilder Bob Eastwood Bill Cailee a Schiskey Scanlon ally cell Dave sheff Dave re Rem George Johnson Jerry heard Mark Chi Chi Rodriguez Tommy Aaron Billy Casper Jim Dent Allen Miller Forrest pc lick Sammy Rachels Gene Frank Charles Coody Gibby Gilbert Bill Rogers Tom Joyce 70-6b-72-2to 6871-7i-210 75-66-69-210 69 70 71 7070 -211 70-6972-211 6871 72-211 69-70-72-211 70-73-69-312 o9-69 7j-2i2 6672-69-212 65 74 73-212 6971-72-212 66-73-73-212 69-71-72-212 73-70-69-212 68-75-69-712 73-70-69-212 72-71-69-212 71-71-70-212 71-71-70-217 70 72-70-212 71-68-74-213 71 70 7j-69 70-213 71-71-71-213 70-71-72-213 73-69-71-213 73-68-73-214 69-7-1-71-214 69-73-72-2u 7j-67-73-21j 71-72-72-215 7271-77-715 7271-72-215 74-49-72-715 70-73-72-215 68-7374-215 7072-73-215 72 70 73-215 73-69-74-216 68-73-75-216 72-69-76-217 70-81-76-217 75-68-75-218 71-72-75-218 72-70-76-718 71-72-77-220 71-7278-221 he bombed by Asheboro Dave Graham does Putter mutter drops Putter talks to himself a wire Holo by Paul Shinn associate sports editor Asheboro the cakewalk has temporarily ended for High Point s american legion learn. Asheboro took the frosting in the second game of the Best of seven area 3 series saturday night 11-2 to even the games at one apiece. That ended an eight game winning Streak for Post 87 and sets up monday night s third game also to be played at Asheboro. The teams will return to High Point on tues Day night. Asheboro Pitcher Joe King had it when he needed it at the plate and on the Mound last night in earning his fifth Victory of the year. He knocked in three runs with a pair of hits and scored two More. The game was broken open in the sixth when Asheboro scored four Fimes. It had already moved to a 4-0 advantage against Jon Davis. Three More runs in the last of the eighth added to the in Suli Kirk Miller had a two run Homer for the winners in the fifth on a play that High Point coach Chuck Hartman protested should have been called a ground Rule double we have two Hartman said. One is to win one game Down Here and the other is to hold them to three or four runs a game. We did t do either tonight. When they got the Early Lead and then the big Lead it took away the things we like to do on the bases we played As bad mentally As we have since the open ing series of the playoffs. We played like dogs. But i la give credit to Asheboro for sticking it to us and shortstop Ricky Miller played some kind of game on defense. He made some super plays that took us out of Good situations. Davis just did t have it tonight. He got Down on himself and did t pitch with Confidence. On the other hand. King is the Type of Pitcher we have trouble with. We can t seem to hit the stuff he throws Miller had seven assists at Shon and he started two Dou ble plays Asheboro coach Darrell Rich agreed King had a lot to do with the win. He definitely helped himself Rich said. He took it to High Point from both High Point made nine hits but Asheboro Goi a dozen. High Point did t have More than two hits in any one m see he bombed on Ioc High Point.000001010-2 9 Asheboro 100 174 031-11 12 Davis sutly 7 and Williams King Jimh a timid a Kino isl l Davis 5-5 or f. Villor . Basketball team readying for debut Strong defensive team inside must adjust to rules Montreal a a Speed oriented defense minded United states men s Basket Ball team begins its quest sunday to regain the Gold medal in the olympic games. The americans open against a Strong italian club in a game that coach Dean Smith Calls a Good Smith coach at North Carolina has four of his own players centers Mitch Kupchak and Tom Lagarde Forward Walt Davis and guard Phil Ford on the club and has emphasized his system of team play and defense. That s the Only Way to win the said see Strong on Ioc Benny column Jim Petit 5 column can Golf pros make it royals beat red sox a Janis defeat Phil Whol next for Proi Montreal a most sports at the olympics require no adjustments for the athletes. In swimming the 100-meter backstroke is the same no matter where it s being competed. The same is True in track and Field regardless of where the event is run. But for basketball there is a difference. The International rules under which the olympic tournament is run. Differ in several areas from both Amateur and professional rules so familiar to americans. Olympic basketball is much More physical than most of the United states players Are used to. There is nothing you can do about see must on Ioc

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