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Greece's Dimas hoists world records

Pyrros Dimas of Greece set two world records in winning the gold medal in lifting's 182}-pound division.

Dimas, 24, broke his own records with 396} pounds in the snatch and a total of 865\ pounds. He also performed a clean-and-jerk of 469{ pounds to break the world record he set in November, but silver medalist Marc Huster of Germany then surpassed him with 470{ pounds. "I will win it again in the year 2000, and again in 2004 when I hope the Games will be in Athens," Dimas said.

Danes win in show of hands

Anja Jul Andersen scored eight goals as Denmark beat the United States 29-19 in a women's team handball preliminary before a loud crowd of 6,100. Chryssandra Hires, a former North Carolina basketball player, had eight goals for the U.S.

"America played very well, but they still need some tactics," said Danish goalie Susanne Lauritsen, who has been playing the sport _ which incorporates dribbling, passing and pick-and-roll plays _ for more than 20 years. "It's like American football tradition. We're not good at that in Europe. There is no tradition."

U.S. teams breeze into lead

The United States' Kristina Stookey and Louise Van Voorhis moved into first place in the women's 470 team competition at Savannah, Ga., and compatriots Jeff Madrigali, Kent Massey and Jim Barton took over the top spot in three-man Soling. Brazilian world champion Robert Scheidt was ordered him to complete two full turns for an infringement in Heat 7 of the Laser competition, and Britain's Ben Ainslie and Peter Moberg of Norway left him behind to finish 1-2.

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