Although Jamaica's Don Quarrie holds a world 200-meter record at 19.8, in this hometown field he is merely an also-ran.
Niels Fredborg, who was a gold medal winner in 1972, is not only Denmark's best cyclist, he would seem to be its only one.
A secretary in a steelworks in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, Helena Fibingerova has a burning desire to triumph in the shotput.
Not nearly as swift as her friend, Alice Annum of Ghana nonetheless hopes to do well in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
Confident of winning a medal, Finland's Seppo Hovinen threw his javelin 306'10" four weeks ago to emphasize the point.
�p�es and eels interest Rolf Edling of Sweden, who plans to earn a gold in the former and write his thesis on the latter.
Shotputter Geoff Capes of Great Britain has recorded a toss of 70'8�", but not with his 2-year-old daughter Emma Jane.
Poland's Irena Szewinska, wife and mother, is no joke as a runner, holding the world records in the 200 and the 400 meters.