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Pool Action Continues to Dominate Olympic Action - 2004-08-17

Action in the pool continues to dominate Olympic action in Greece Tuesday. A total of 11 gold medals will be pursued by elite athletes.

China begins the day at the top of the medal table with 10 gold medals and 15 overall. Australia has six golds and 13 overall while Japan is third with five golds and seven overall. The United States has three golds and 13 overall, followed by France and Italy with two gold medals each.

Medal events Tuesday include the sports of fencing, artistic gymnastics, judo, shooting, and swimming.

For the fourth day in a row, swimmers will have four gold medals waiting after a couple of laps in the pool. The women contest the 200-meter freestyle and 200-meter medley races while the men go in the 200-meter butterfly and 4x200 meter freestyle relay.

Fencing determines two more winners in the men's and women's individual sabre. The women also compete in the final team events of artistic gymnastics.

Two finals in judo include the women's under 63-kilogram and men's under 81-kilogram divisions.

Shooters fire for medals in the men's final double trap and 50-meter pistol.

Several Olympic tournaments continue with preliminary round games in baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, football, handball, field hockey, softball, water polo, tennis, table tennis and volleyball.