BALBIR SINGH OF INDIA
A police officer and a devout Sikh, Balbir Singh (shown above with his wife Sushil and their children) will lead India's excellent field hockey team in what will probably, for the sixth straight Olympics, amount to a complete rout of all of the opposing teams.
GIUSEPPE OGNA OF ITALY
World champion solo sprinter in 1955, this young cyclist, despite a disappointing season, has his best chance at Melbourne on the Italian tandem team.
LIDIA DOMOIKI OF HUNGARY
Surprise winner at the 1955 world fencing championships, with a brash, almost masculine foil technique, in the Olympics she again will face the challenge of traditional French and Italian opponents.
DEZSOE KARPATI OF HUNGARY
This aggressive forward has been a consistent scorer on the Hungarian water polo team that won the European title and is favored to win again over its traditional rivals Italy and Yugoslavia at the Games.
PAUL ANDERSON OF THE U.S.
This genial 310-pound behemoth holds the world's combined weight lifting record of 1,175 pounds, and he should win the heavyweight class. Since 1952, U.S. and Russian weight lifters have led the world in a close rivalry and should just about evenly divide the gold, silver and bronze medals.