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Posted: Thursday July 31, 2008 9:28AM; Updated: Monday August 4, 2008 12:00PM
Brian Cazeneuve Brian Cazeneuve >
INSIDE OLYMPICS

Medal Picks

Who'll reach the winner's podium in all 302 events

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ARCHERY

Men
Individual
G: Im Dong Hyun, South Korea
S: Romain Girouille, France
B: Park Kyung Mo, South Korea
Korea has won seven of eight worlds but is 0-fer the Games.

Team
G: South Korea
S: Taiwan
B: Great Britain
Korea won its '04 team gold with no individual medalists.

Women
Individual
G: Park Sung Hyun, South Korea
S: Yun Ok Hee, South Korea
B: Natalia Valeeva, Italy
Originally from Moldova, Valeeva now lives in Modena.

Team
G: South Korea
S: China
B: Taiwan
Korean women are 5 for 5 in Olympic team golds.

BADMINTON

Men
Singles
G: Lin Dan, China
S: Lee Chong-Wei, Malaysia
B: Bao Chunlai, China
Fiery Lin denied reports that he punched a coach in April.

Doubles
G: Jung & Lee, South Korea
S: Kido & Setiawan, Indonesia
B: Fu & Cai, China
U.S. won '05 worlds with two players born in Asia.

Women
Singles
G: Xie Xingfang, China
S: Lu Lan, China
B: Zhu Lin, China
Denmark's Tine Rasmussen could ruin the host sweep.

Doubles
G: Yang & Zhang, China
S: Zhang & Wei, China
B: Du & Yu, China
Yang is lone returnee from six Chinese who swept in '00.

Mixed
Doubles
G: Limpele & Marissa, Indonesia
S: Widianto & Natsir, Indonesia
B: Zheng & Gao, China
All five of Indonesia's Olympic golds have come in badminton.

BASEBALL

G: Cuba
S: Japan
B: U.S.
U.S. skipper Davey Johnson managed Dutch in '04 Games.

BASKETBALL

Men
G: U.S.
S: Spain
B: Argentina
U.S. lost three times in Athens.

Women
G: U.S.
S: Australia
B: Russia
U.S. has 25 straight Olympic wins since losing in '92 semis.

BOXING

48 kg (105.5 lbs.)
G: Zou Shiming, China
S: Harry Taņamor, Philippines
B: Patrick Barnes, Ireland
B: Sherali Dostiev, Tajikistan
U.S. briefly kicked Luis Yanez off team for going AWOL.

51 kg (112 lbs.)
G: Rau'shee Warren, U.S.
S: Somjit Jongjohor, Thailand
B: McWilliams Arroyo, Puerto Rico
B: Juan Carlos Payano, Dom. Republic
The only returning U.S. boxer, Warren has moved up a class.

54 kg (119 lbs.)
G: Enkhbat Badar-Uugan, Mongolia
S: Sergey Vodopyanov, Russia
B: Gu Yu, China
B: Gary Russell Jr., U.S.
Russell will need surgery on his right shoulder after Games.

57 kg (125.5 lbs.)
G: Albert Selimov, Russia
S: Li Yang, China
B: Yakup Kilic, Turkey
B: Idel Torriente, Cuba
Cleveland's Raynell Williams could win a medal.

60 kg (132 lbs.)
G: Yordenis Ugas, Cuba
S: Frankie Gavin, Great Britain
B: Alexey Tishchenko, Russia
B: Domenico Valentino, Italy
Ex-lifeguard Gavin was U.K.'s first amateur world champ.

64 kg (141 lbs.)
G: Serik Sapiyev, Kazakhstan
S: Gennady Kovalev, Russia
B: Roniel Iglesias, Cuba
B: Billy Joe Saunders, Great Britain
Saunders's great granddad was a bare-knuckle champion.

69 kg (152 lbs.)
G: Demetrius Andrade, U.S.
S: Carlos Banteaux, Cuba
B: Hanati Silamu, China
B: Kakhaber Zhvania, Georgia
Southpaw Andrade is one of world's best defensive fighters.

75 kg (165 lbs.)
G: Matvey Korobov, Russia
S: Emilio Correa, Cuba
B: Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Ukraine
B: Wang Jianzheng, China
Cuba boycotted '07 worlds, delaying Korobov vs. Correa.

81 kg (178 lbs.)
G: Artur Beterbiev, Russia
S: Abbos Atoev, Uzbekistan
B: Carlos Negron, Puerto Rico
B: Yerkebuian Shynaliev, Kazakhstan
In a rarity, Cuba didn't qualify a fighter in this weight class.

91 kg (200 lbs.)
G: Osmay Acosta, Cuba
S: Rakhim Chakhkiev, Russia
B: Yushan Nijiati, China
B: Clemente Russo, Italy
Acosta thumped U.S. hope Deontay Wilder in March.

91+ kg (200+ lbs.)
G: Roberto Alfonso, Cuba
S: Roberto Cammarelle, Italy
B: Islam Timurziev, Russia
B: Zhang Zhilei, China
Policeman Cammarelle gets paid to train full time.

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