December 25, 1988 |
Mexico is celebrating Christmas by issuing a silver bullion coin in two sizes, both of which contain a depiction of the manger scene. The 1988 Christmas commemorative is a 12-troy-ounce silver piece being issued only in proof grade and a 1-ounce proof. The obverse design shows Mary with Jesus lying in the fold of her mantle. They are surrounded by shepherds, farm animals and Magi with a starry sky behind them. The reverse shows the first cathedral in America, built in 1573 in Mexico City and still standing.
August 23, 2004 |
Watching the joyful interaction of America's two medal-winning eights yesterday, it would have been easy to assume both were gold. Minutes before the U.S. men's eight won a gold medal for the first time in 40 years, the women captured their first medal since 1984 - finishing second to Romania. "Watching the men win gold right after we captured silver was the perfect end to a perfect day," said Anna Mickelson. "We were able to cheer for them from the dock and hear the national anthem being played.
July 26, 1992 |
Since historic events often lead to the appearance of medals, a subcategory of collecting has to include historic non-events, too. To mark Ross Perot's potential candidacy for president, a Texas firm struck silver medals with a portrait of Perot, and the legend "H. Ross Perot for President. " Now that Perot has withdrawn from consideration, the medals have become a curiosity commemorating mostly the parallel between the medalist's quick response to events and journalism. The silver one-ounce medals were struck by John W. Grayson of San Benito, Texas.
August 3, 1992 |
It was a tough day for the U.S. rowers on Lake Banyoles, with one notable exception. In the men's four without coxswain, a crew from the Penn Athletic Club won a silver medal. The crew - Doug Burden, Jeff McLaughlin, Tom Bohrer and Patrick Manning - had beaten Australia's "awesome foursome" in July but was unable to overtake the Aussies yesterday. "The gold medal is what we all were after," said McLaughlin, a 26-year- old architect from Summit, N.J. " . . . Afterward, you ask yourself what- if this and what-if that, but there are no what-ifs.
August 15, 1994 |
Dmitri Domani walked off the SkyDome court yesterday, smiling, holding his silver medal aloft. The World Championship of Basketball book will show that his Russia team finished second at this year's tournament, but Domani feels it should be second place with an asterisk. "For our team, this is like first place," said Domani, the sophomore from St. Joseph's who made a strong showing in his first major tournament with the Russian national team. "The U.S. team is like in a box. They are in another class.
July 12, 1990 |
Marcel Brown of Philadelphia hit, punched, jabbed, smashed and ultimately struck gold last night in the boxing finals of the U.S. Olympic Festival, but Mike Rafferty, Philadelphia's other entry in the finals, was not so fortunate. Brown, in the first Festival of his career, survived early trouble to take a 3-2 decision over Juan DelGado of San Antonio, Texas, and capture the 112- pound (flyweight) gold medal. "This is wonderful," said the 5-foot-4 Brown, who had celebrated his 21st birthday four days earlier.
October 2, 2000 |
For two weeks, American Emily deRiel watched in wonder as hundreds of athletes climbed the Olympic medals podiums. She dreamed of joining them - but anyone can dream. To actually do it was almost too much to comprehend. Even as she held her own Olympic medal. "I can't believe it still," deRiel, of Havertown, Pa., said yesterday after winning the silver medal in the first Olympic women's modern pentathlon. "I feel like maybe I'll wake up tomorrow and it'll be the real thing.
July 18, 2007 |
Germantown Academy's Teresa Crippen won the silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley at the Pan American Games yesterday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fran Crippen, Teresa's older brother, won the open-water event over the weekend. Kathleen Hersey, of Atlanta, won the 400 IM. Also, Jessica Rodriguez, of Aurora, Colo., won the 400 freestyle. Corinne Showalter, of Sarasota, Fla, won the bronze medal. In other events: Sean Golden, of Camden, won a silver medal on the rings in the gymnastics competition.
August 28, 2004 |
Americans finished 1-2 in the men's pole vault for the second straight Olympics yesterday. Tim Mack cleared an Olympic-record 19 feet, 6 1/4 inches for gold andd Toby Stevenson cleared 19-4 1/4 for silver. Italy's Giuseppe Gibilisco won bronze with 19-2 1/2. Liu Xiang, of China, tied the 110-meter hurdles world record and set a new Olympic mark, winning the gold medal in 12.91 seconds. U.S. trials champion Terrence Trammell won silver in 13.18, while Anier Garcia, of Cuba, took bronze.
August 10, 2012 |
In a furious sprint to the finish, Hungary's Eva Risztov held off Haley Anderson of the United States by a hand to win the gold medal in the women's 10K marathon swim at Serpentine Lake. Anderson was right on Risztov's left shoulder coming to the line but couldn't overtake her. The American stuck up her left hand to nick the pad four-tenths of a second behind the winner, also slapping it with her right hand just to make sure she locked up the silver. "Of course, I'm disappointed that I missed out on gold," said Anderson, whose sister, Alyssa, won a relay gold in the pool.