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Brian Cazeneuve's
2004 Olympic Medal Picks
Track and Field
U.S. OUTLOOK: Mired under a cloud from the BALCO drug scandal, the strong team still includes 28 members who have won world or Olympic individual titles.
Men's 100 meters
Gold U.S. Maurice Greene
Silver U.S. Shawn Crawford
Bronze Portugal Francis Obikwelu
Obikwelu ran in the 2000 Olympics for his native Nigeria.
Men's 200 meters
Gold U.S. Shawn Crawford
Silver Greece Konstadinos Kederis
Bronze Jamaica Usain Bolt
The cat-quick Crawford calls himself Cheetah Man.
Men's 400 meters
Gold Grenada Alleyne Francique
Silver U.S. Jeremy Wariner
Bronze U.S. Otis Harris
Americans have won medals in this at every nonboycotted Olympics since '24.
Men's 800 meters
Gold Kenya Wilfred Bungei
Silver Russia Yuriy Borzakovskiy
Bronze Denmark Wilson Kipketer
Kipketer began his running career in his native Kenya.
Men's 1,500 meters
Gold Morocco Hicham El Guerrouj
Silver Bahrain Rashid Ramzi
Bronze Kenya Bernard Lagat
Two of El Guerrouj's rare losses between 1996 to 2003 came at the Olympics.
Men's 3,000-meter steeplechase
Gold Kenya Brimin Kipruto
Silver Kenya Ezekiel Kemboi
Bronze Qatar Saif Saaeed Shaheen
Kenyans have won 14 steeple medals, all by different runners, since 1968.
Men's 5,000 meters
Gold Ethiopia Kenenisa Bekele
Silver Kenya Eliud Kipchoge
Bronze Ethiopia Sileshi Sihine
Bekele, 22, set the 5,000 (12:37.35) and 10,000 (26:20.31) world marks this spring.
Men's 10,000 meters
Gold Ethiopia Kenenisa Bekele
Silver Ethiopia Haile Gebrselassie
Bronze Ethiopia Sileshi Sihine
Ethiopia's Miruts Yifter pulled off the last 5-10 Olympic double, in 1980.
Men's Marathon
Gold Kenya Paul Tergat
Silver South Africa Gert Thys
Bronze Morocco Jaouad Gharib
Amazingly, no Kenyan has ever won an Olympic marathon.
Men's 110-meter hurdles
Gold U.S. Allen Johnson
Silver U.S. Terrence Trammell
Bronze China Xiang Liu
Trammell beat four-time world champion Johnson at the U.S. trials.
Men's 400-meter hurdles
Gold Dominican Republic Felix Sanchez
Silver U.S. James Carter
Bronze South Africa Ockert Cilliers
No Dominican athlete has won an Olympic gold medal.
Men's 4×100-meter relay
Gold U.S.
Silver Jamaica
Bronze Nigeria
U.S. quartets have won this event 15 times at the Olympics.
Men's 4×400-meter relay
Gold U.S.
Silver Jamaica
Bronze Great Britain
U.S. teams have won the four-by-four at five straight Games.
Men's 20-km walk
Gold Ecuador Jefferson Perez
Silver Russia Vladimir Stankin
Bronze Spain Francisco Javier Fernandez
Perez received a lifetime supply of yogurt after winning in Atlanta.
Men's 50-km walk
Gold Poland Robert Korzeniowski
Silver Russia Denis Nizhegorodov
Bronze Russia Vladimir Potemin
Korzeniowski won both walks at the Sydney Olympics.
Men's High jump
Gold Sweden Stefan Holm
Silver Ukraine Andriy Sokolovskiy
Bronze South Africa Jacques Freitag
Holm's dad, Johnny, was a goalkeeper for a Swedish League soccer team.
Men's Long jump
Gold U.S. Dwight Phillips
Silver Saudi Arabia Hussein Taher Al-Sabee
Bronze Romania Bogdan Tarus
In 2000 the U.S. failed to win a medal for the first time at a nonboycotted Games.
Men's Triple jump
Gold Sweden Christian Olsson
Silver U.S. Kenta Bell
Bronze U.S. Melvin Lister
World champ Olsson surpassed 56 feet in 22 of 23 meets last year.
Men's Pole vault
Gold Australia Dmitri Markov
Silver U.S. Toby Stevenson
Bronze U.S. Timothy Mack
Stevenson is easily recognizable because of his hockey-style helmet.
Men's Shot put
Gold U.S. John Godina
Silver U.S. Adam Nelson
Bronze South Africa Janus Robberts
Godina also made two Olympic teams in the discus throw.
Men's Discus
Gold Lithuania Virgilijus Alekna
Silver Hungary Robert Fazekas
Bronze Estonia Gerd Kanter
Alekna once worked as a presidential bodyguard in Lithuania.
Men's Hammer throw
Gold Hungary Adrian Annus
Silver Japan Koji Murofushi
Bronze Hungary Krisztian Pars
The world record (284' 7") set by Yuri Sedykh of Russia has stood since 1986.
Men's Javelin
Gold Russia Alexander Ivanov
Silver U.S. Breaux Greer
Bronze Russia Sergei Makarov
Greer wore face paint while competing at the Olympic trials.
Men's Decathlon
Gold Czech Republic Roman Sebrle
Silver U.S. Tom Pappas
Bronze U.S. Bryan Clay
Sebrle eyed a soccer career until taking up track after high school.
Women's 100 meters
Gold France Christine Arron
Silver U.S. LaTasha Colander
Bronze Bulgaria Ivet Lalova
Unheralded Lalova ran a world-leading 10.77 on home soil in June.
Women's 200 meters
Gold Jamaica Veronica Campbell
Silver U.S. Allyson Felix
Bronze Belgium Kim Gavaert
If Torri Edwards is cleared of a possible drug violation, she will win a medal.
Women's 400 meters
Gold Mexico Ana Guevara
Silver Bahamas Tonique Williams-Darling
Bronze U.S. Monique Hennagan
Hennagan was an all-state volleyball player in South Carolina.
Women's 800 meters
Gold Mozambique Maria Mutola
Silver Great Britain Kelly Holmes
Bronze Slovenia Jolanda Ceplak
A national holiday was declared in 2000 after Mutola won her country's first gold.
Women's 1,500 meters
Gold Russia Tatiana Tomashova
Silver Russia Yelena Zadorozhnaya
Bronze Russia Olga Yegorova
No nation has ever swept a women's race this long at the Olympics.
Women's 5,000 meters
Gold Turkey Elvan Abeylegesse
Silver Ethiopia Tirunesh Dibaba
Bronze Kenya Jane Wanjiku
Abeylegesse, a former Ethiopian, is the first Turk to hold a world track record.
Women's 10,000 meters
Gold Ethiopia Berhane Adere
Silver Ethiopia Werknesh Kidane
Bronze Ethiopia Derartu Tulu
Ethiopia made Tulu, a double Olympic champ, an 11th-hour roster addition.
Women's Marathon
Gold Great Britain Paula Radcliffe
Silver Kenya Catherine Ndereba
Bronze Ethiopia Elfinesh Alemu
Radcliffe's name aptly anagrams to: Full pace ... afraid?
Women's 100-meter hurdles
Gold U.S. Gail Devers
Silver Canada Perdita Felicien
Bronze Jamaica Brigitte Foster
Devers has won the U.S. hurdles title 10 times but never the Olympic crown.
Women's 400-meter hurdles
Gold U.S. Lashinda Demus
Silver U.S. Sheena Johnson
Bronze Australia Jana Pittman
Fight fan Pittman bought a boxer pup named Cassius before winning worlds.
Women's 4×100-meter relay
Gold U.S.
Silver Jamaica
Bronze France
East Germany's world record (41.37 seconds) has stood since 1985.
Women's 4×400-meter relay
Gold Russia
Silver U.S.
Bronze Jamaica
The U.S. has never held the world record in this event heading into an Olympics.
Women's 20-km walk
Gold Russia Yelena Nikolayeva
Silver China Hongjuan Song
Bronze Ireland Gillian O'Sullivan
O'Sullivan is known as the Firewoman because of her flaming red hair.
Women's High jump
Gold South Africa Hestrie Cloete
Silver Russia Yelena Slesarenko
Bronze Bulgaria Venelina Veneva
Cloete tied for the best Sydney jump, but took silver with more misses.
Women's Long jump
Gold U.S. Marion Jones
Silver Russia Irina Simagina
Bronze Russia Tatyana Lebedeva
Jones's technique is vastly improved under new coach Dan Pfaff.
Women's Triple jump
Gold Russia Tatyana Lebedeva
Silver Italy Magdelin Martinez
Bronze Russia Anna Pyatykh
Cuban-born standout Yamile Aldama is now representing Sudan.
Women's Pole vault
Gold Russia Svetlana Feofanova
Silver Russia Yelena Isinbaeva
Bronze U.S. Stacy Dragila
Defending champ Dragila still harbors thoughts of pursuing the heptathlon.
Women's Shot put
Gold Russia Irina Korzhanenko
Silver Russia Svetlana Krivelyova
Bronze Germany Astrid Kumbernuss
Soviet/Russian women have never failed to win a medal in this event.
Women's Discus
Gold Greece Ekaterini Voggoli
Silver Greece Anastassia Kelesidou
Bronze Russia Natalia Sadova
The stadium will erupt if Stiliani Tsikouna gives the hosts a medal sweep.
Women's Hammer throw
Gold Cuba Yipsi Moreno
Silver Ukraine Irina Sekachova
Bronze China Wenxiu Zhang
Nine of the 11 best throws in the world this year belong to Moreno.
Women's Javelin
Gold Cuba Osleidys Menendez
Silver Greece Mirela Manjani
Bronze Czech Republic Nikola Brejchova
Menendez has the five longest throws in the world this year.
Women's Heptathlon
Gold Sweden Carolina Klüft
Silver Russia Svetlana Sokolova
Bronze Great Britain Kelly Sotherton
Klüft, 21, was the most downloaded Swede after her 2003 victory at worlds.
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