ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 29, 1984
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(Studio) China (PR) reported winning gold and bronze medals in pistol competition at Olympics; gold and silver noted won respectively by Connie Carpenter-Phinney and Rebecca Twigg in women's cycling race. Ancient Greece's fate for women attending Olympic games mentioned. Medals won in winter Olympics by Marja-Liisa Hamalainen, Karin Enke and Katarina Witt recalled; films shown. Potential for women dominating summer Olympics examined; Ruth Wysocki's threat to Mary Decker cited as example Geraldine Ferraro mentioned. [WYSOCKI - recalls beating Decker.] [Tom WYSOCKI - is still shocked over wife defeating Decker.] [Ruth WYSOCKI - notes husband's influence on her running.] [Tom WYSOCKI - comments on previous relationship with Decker; jokes about teaching both women to run; anticipates economy impact of winning gold.] [Ruth WYSOCKI - notes pressure on her to prove herself not a fluke; wants to win.] British decathlon competitor Daley Thompson mentioned, shown; Carl Lewis mentioned. Parking rates here for Olympics noted; Sebastian Coe's practice for races described, shown. Father Peter Coe mentioned supervising son's workouts. Chicago Cubs-New York Mets baseball game in Chicago detailed; performances of several players (named in report) described; films shown.
REPORTER: Dick Schaap