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RUTHIE BOLTON

FLORIDA TIE: Lives in Gainesville.

EVENT: Women's basketball.

TUESDAY: Scored a game-high 21 points in 98-65 victory over Ukraine.

DOMINIQUE MOCEANU

FLORIDA TIE: Trained at LaFleur's Gymnastics in Tampa for three years (1988-1981).

EVENT: Gymnastics.

TUESDAY: Helped the women's team to its first Olympic gold.

MICHELLE AKERS

FLORIDA TIE: A four-time All-American at the University of Southern Florida; lives in Oviedo.

EVENT: Women's soccer.

TUESDAY: The U.S. defeated Sweden 2-1.

DOT RICHARDSON

FLORIDA TIE: Grew up in Orlando.

EVENT: Softball.

TUESDAY: Was 0-for-3 in U.S.' 6-1 win over Japan.

TRIPP SCHWENK

FLORIDA TIE: Lives in Sarasota.

EVENT: 100-meter backstroke.

TUESDAY: Finished fifth in 55.30.

SCOTT TUCKER

FLORIDA TIE: Lives in Seminole; swims for West Florida Lightning Aquatics.

EVENT: 400-meter freestyle relay.

TUESDAY: Swam in the prelims. He was not chosen to swim in the final.

ANDRE AGASSI

FLORIDA TIE: Trained at Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton.

EVENT: Tennis, men's singles.

TUESDAY: Defeated Sweden' Jonas Bjorkman 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5) in the first round.

MONICA SELES

FLORIDA TIE: Lives in Sarasota.

EVENT: Tennis, women's singles.

TUESDAY: Defeated China's Li Chen 6-0, 6-4 in the first round.

TIM MCRAE

FLORIDA TIE: Hometown is Daytona Beach.

EVENT: Weightlifting 154\ pounds (70kg).

TUESDAY: Finished 14th, yet set American records in snatch, 320 pounds; clean and jerk, 390 pounds; and total, 710 pounds.

COURTENAY BECKER DEY

FLORIDA TIE: Sailed for Eckerd College.

EVENT: Yachting-Europe.

TUESDAY: Is in second overall.

MIKE GEBHARDT

FLORIDA TIE: Sails out of Fort Walton Yacht Club.

EVENT: Yachting-Men's Mistral.

TUESDAY: In 12th place.

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