SPORT INDEX


SEARCH 2000 Games


Saturday, September 16, 2000
Solmundson in for double trouble

BY RYAN PYETTE -- Winnipeg Sun

 SYDNEY - (singles) Kara Solmundson vs. Indonesia's Lidya Djaelawijaya; (mixed doubles) Solmundson and Mike Beres vs. Marie-Helene Pierre and Stephan Beeharry, Mauritius, 6:05 a.m.

 Winnipegger Kara Solmundson never expected to play at 10 o'clock at night at the Olympics, but she expects her mixed doubles match with partner Mike Beres against Pierre and Beeharry of tiny Mauritius (where?) to be the least worrisome of her doubleheader today.

 "I have never played the Indonesian woman and don't know a lot about her," said the 26-year-old. "But Indonesia is a strong badminton country, and I expect a tough match."

 If Djaelawijaya wins, it could possibly set up a match with Thailand's Sujitra Eakmongkolpaisarn, which Don Wittman agreed yesterday would be a play-by-play guy's worst nightmare.

 Solmundson ripped a 10-cm tear in a calf muscle five weeks ago that hindered her preparation for the Games, but she says she's pain-free and ready to go now.
 Sport by Sport
PARALYMPICS
Purdy's golden moment
WRESTLING
IOC strips gold medal
TENNIS
Nestor's golden win hits home
BOXING
Harrison starts in Britain
WEIGHTLIFTING
Bulgarian coach resigns
TRACK & FIELD
Student suspended for e-mail threats
CANOE/KAYAK
Bridesmaid Brunet
PENTATHLON
Brit wins women's modern pentathlon
TRIATHLON
Simon's our man
BASKETBALL
Dream Team hangs on for another gold
WATER POLO
Hungary destroys Russia in title game
GYMNASTICS
Barsukova wins rhythmic gold in an upset
EQUESTRIAN
Wind dashes Millar's medal hopes
VOLLEYBALL
Yugoslavia beats Russia for gold
DIVING
Despatie arrives early
FIELD HOCKEY
Netherlands retains Olympic title
TAEKWONDO
Bosshart wins bronze in taekwondo
SYNCHRO
Ironic performance wins bronze
SAILING
Clarke retires after finishing 17th