CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 19, 2004
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(Studio: Daryn Kagan) Results in swimming & gymnastics at the Olympic Games reported; photos shown.
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Chris Lawrence) American gymnast Paul Hamm, who won the gold medal for all-around performance, profiled; scenes shown from Waukesha High School in Wisconsin & the Olympics. [School principal Mark HANSEN- expresses pride in the Hamm brothers.] [Hamm's grandmother Jean CARPENTER-MOORING, uncle Paul HAMM- describe their reactions to Paul's fall in competition.] [HAMM - comments on his winning performance.] [Family friend Morgan BUTLER- comments.]
(Studio: Daryn Kagan) The withdrawal of a Kenyan marathon runner due to injury reported.
(Marathon, Greece: Michael Holmes) The town of Marathon, Greece, visited; details recalled of the famous battle between the Athenians & Persians in 490 BC & the myth of the run to Athens by Philippides. [Historian & author Alexander KITROEFF- recounts the myth.] Olympic winners' photos shown.