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FLORIDA CONNECTIONS

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL

FLORIDA TIE: Played for the Orlando Magic (1992-1996); owns a home in Isleworth.

EVENT: Men's basketball.

RESULT: Eleven points, 11 rebounds in 98-75 victory over Brazil.

ANFERNEE HARDAWAY

FLORIDA TIE: Plays for the Orlando Magic; lives in Isleworth.

EVENT: Men's basketball.

RESULT: Scored 14 points against Brazil.

MITCH RICHMOND

FLORIDA TIE: Born in Fort Lauderdale.

EVENT: Men's basketball.

RESULT: Scored seven points against Brazil.

JENNY KEIM

FLORIDA TIE: Trains with Fort Lauderdale Diving Team.

EVENT: Women's springboard.

RESULT: Finished 9th in prelims, advanced to semifinals.

MELISA MOSES

FLORIDA TIE: Hometown is Orange Park.

EVENT: Women's springboard.

RESULT: Finished 6th in prelims, advanced to semifinals.

DOT RICHARDSON

FLORIDA TIE: Grew up in Orlando.

EVENT: Softball.

RESULT: Two-run homer in gold-medal 3-1 win over China.

TAMMY CLELAND

FLORIDA TIE: Born in Sanford and lived in the Orlando area until she was 10. Still holds two state records in Florida for under-10 swimming.

EVENT: Synchronized swimming.

RESULT: Member of U.S. team that finished first in the technical routine.

ANDRE AGASSI

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

EVENT: Tennis, men's singles.

RESULT: Defeated Wayne Ferreira of South Africa 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.

MALIVAI WASHINGTON

FLORIDA TIE: Lives and trains in Ponte Vedra Beach.

EVENT: Tennis, men's singles.

RESULT: Was eliminated by unseeded Spaniard Sergi Bruguera 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 7-5.

MARY JOE FERNANDEZ

FLORIDA TIE: Lives in Miami.

EVENT: Tennis, women's doubles.

RESULT: Teamed with Gigi Fernandez and advanced to the semifinals after beating Valda Lake and Clare Wood of England 6-2, 6-1.

KEVIN BURNHAM

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

EVENT: Yachting-470.

RESULT: Teamed with Morgan Reeser and fell one place to seventh after they were dropped to the bottom of the fleet for a premature start.

MORGAN REESER

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

EVENT: Yachting-470.

RESULT: Teamed with Burnham and fell one place to seventh after they were dropped to the bottom of the fleet for a premature start.

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