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WHO will win
Fräulein Doktor V's lead-pipe-cinch, bet-the-house-and-the-farm, you-gotta-believe (though you've never heard of this woman, who in only mild overstatement has been called the Brigitte Bardot of her sport) special gold medal selection:
AND THE WINNER IS....
SI's redoubtable Olympic prognosticator picks the Summer Games medalists two ways: who will excel in L.A. (listed, gold medalist first, under the name of each event), and who would have shone had Soviet bloc nations not boycotted. Absentees who figured to medal are denoted by (G) for gold, (S) for silver and (B) for bronze. Note: Two bronzes are awarded in boxing and judo events.
DARRELL PACE (U.S.A.)
Watch for Pace, the 76 Olympic champ, to get a jump on McKinney and try to stay ahead—as he did in the U.S. trials—because he shoots better when pushed from behind. McKinney, though, thrives on playing catch-up. Dark horse: Glenn Meyers of the U.S.
KIM JIN HO (S. Korea)