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Athletics to Dominate Wednesday Olympic Action - 2004-08-25


The Olympics continue Wednesday in Greece with 11 sports offering several more gold medals. Athletics continues to dominate the action, with wrestling and track cycling providing several finals.

The United States begins the 12th day of competition with 71 medals, including 25 gold. China has 24 gold and 51 overall medals while Japan is next with 15 gold and 32 total.

Speed and agility will be on display at the track as the women speed to victory in the 200-meter and 400-meter hurdles finals. The women also take their turn throwing the hammer for gold.

Track cycling rolls along with finals in the American and Keirin events, also the women's points race. Four weight divisions culminate in gold in Greco-Roman Wrestling, including the 55, 66, 84 and 120-kilogram categories.

Australia faces baseball power Cuba in the Olympic final. Alex Santos Ricardo and Emanuel Rego of Brazil take on Spaniards Javier Bosma and Pablo Herrera in the men's beach volleyball final.

Horses and riders exercise precision in equestrian's individual dressage final. The finale of weightlifting appropriately will showcase the world's strongest men in the over 105-kilogram division.

The final steps to the top of the podium will cap a long and sometimes tortured journey in the women's triathlon.

Grace and precision are showcased in the pool for the final duo free program of synchronized swimming. On the high seas, yachting offers gold medals in the men's and women's Mistral finals.

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