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FLORIDA CONNECTIONS

RUTHIE BOLTON

FLORIDA TIE: Lives in Gainesville.

EVENT: Women's basketball.

THURSDAY: Scored 15 points and had four rebounds in the USA's 107-47 win over Zaire.

DOMINIQUE MOCEANU

FLORIDA TIE: Trained at LaFleur's Gymnastics in Tampa for three years (1988-1991).

EVENT: Women's gymnastics all-around.

THURSDAY: Finished ninth.

RENE CAPO

FLORIDA TIE: Hometown is Hialeah.

EVENT: Men's judo-65kg.

THURSDAY: Lost in the third round against semifinalist, Philip Laats of Belgium; qualified for the second-chance round, or repechages, but lost the first match against Giorgi Revazishvili of the republic of Georgia.

MICHELLE AKERS

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

EVENT: Women's soccer.

THURSDAY: The United States tied China 0-0.

BROOKE BENNETT

FLORIDA TIE: Lives in Plant City; swims for Brandon Blue Wave.

EVENT: Women's 800 freestyle.

THURSDAY: Won the gold in 8:27.89, the fastest time in the world this year.

GREG BURGESS

FLORIDA TIE: University of Florida graduate; lives in Jacksonville; swims for Bolles School.

EVENT: Men's 200 IM.

THURSDAY: Finished sixth.

TRINA JACKSON

FLORIDA TIE: Lives in Jacksonville; swims for Bolles School.

EVENT: Women's 800 freestyle relay.

THURSDAY: Swam the first leg of the relay and won the gold with an Olympic-record time of 7:59.87.

ANDRE AGASSI

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

EVENT: Tennis, men's singles.

THURSDAY: Beat Karol Kucera of Slovakia 6-4, 6-4 in the second round.

MONICA SELES

FLORIDA TIE: Attended Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy; lives and trains in Sarasota.

EVENT: Tennis, women's singles.

THURSDAY: Defeated Patricia Hy-Boulais of Canada 6-3, 6-2 in the second round.

COURTENAY BECKER DEY

FLORIDA TIE: Sailed for Eckerd College.

EVENT: Yachting-Europe

THURSDAY: Placed seventh in the fifth race of the 11-race series, but remained in second place, eight points behind Denmark's Kristine Roug.

MIKE GEBHARDT

FLORIDA TIE: Hometown is Fort Pierce; sails out of Fort Walton Yacht Club.

EVENT: Yachting-Men's Mistral

THURSDAY: Finished fifth, moving to fourth in the standings.

KEVIN BURNHAM

FLORIDA TIE: Hometown is Coral Gables; sails out of Key Biscayne Yacht Club.

EVENT: Yachting-470

THURSDAY: Moved into 11th with a ninth-place finish.

MORGAN REESER

FLORIDA TIE: Hometown is Fort Lauderdale; sails out of Key Biscayne Yacht Club.

EVENT: Yachting-470

THURSDAY: Moved into 11th with a ninth-place finish.

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