FORECAST: Keep the umbrella handy. There's a 40% chance of
showers, with a high of 93 [degrees].
HOT TICKET: Swimming finals (SW7658). In the main event, the
100-meter freestyle, Gary Hall Jr. of the U.S. opposes
world-record holder Aleksandr Popov, a Russian who has not lost
at this distance internationally since '91. Hall will be the
favorite when the two meet on Thursday in the 50 free.
INDECENT PROPOSAL: Turkey paid Bulgaria $1 million so
weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu could compete as a Turk at the
'88 Games. "Pocket Hercules" has since won two golds and is
favored today in the 141-pound class.
TODAY'S GOLD RUSH
(2:50 p.m.) Georgia World
WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL FOIL
Pick: Giovanna Trillini, Italy
MEN'S INDIVIDUAL FOIL
Pick: Rolando Tucker, Cuba
(4:30 p.m.) Georgia Dome
(3 p.m.) Georgia World
MEN'S 189.5 POUNDS
Pick: Hidehiko Yoshida, Japan
WOMEN'S 145.5 POUNDS
Pick: Cho Min Sun, South Korea
(1 p.m.) Wolf Creek
MEN'S AIR RIFLE
Pick: Wolfram Waibel Jr., Austria
(7:30 p.m.) Georgia Tech
WOMEN'S 400M FREESTYLE
Pick: Janet Evans, U.S.
MEN'S 100M FREESTYLE
Pick: Aleksandr Popov, Russia
WOMEN'S 100M BACKSTROKE
Pick: Whitney Hedgepeth, U.S.
MEN'S 200M BUTTERFLY
Pick: Denis Pankratov, Russia
WOMEN'S 4X100M FREE RELAY
(4 p.m.) Georgia World
Pick: Naim Suleymanoglu, Turkey
PICTURING THE SOUTH
High Museum Folk Art and Photography Gallery
30 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, NE
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
This exhibit, a part of the Olympic Arts Festival in Atlanta,
features more than 200 photographs and captures the events that
have shaped the South dating back to pre-Civil War days. Tickets
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COLOR PHOTO: JOHN BIEVER [Aleksandr Karelin]
The Greco-Roman wrestler from Russia was born to be a
superheavyweight. Karelin weighed in at 15 pounds at birth. A
two-time defending Olympic champion and an eight-time world
champion, he has never lost an international match. Karelin
begins his quest for a third gold medal today.