August 22, 2004

Humphrey, Kupets Win Medals in Uneven Bars

ATHENS, Greece - Americans Terin Humphrey and Courtney Kupets took the silver and bronze medals on uneven bars Sunday, giving the United States its sixth and seventh gymnastics medals of the Athens Olympics.

Emilie Lepennec of France won the gold. Svetlana Khorkina of Russia, a two-time Olympic champion in the event, fell off during her routine and finished last of the eight competitors.

Humphrey and Kupets joined Annia Hatch, who won silver on the vault, as medalists in Sunday's event finals. The Americans also won silver medals in both team competitions and golds in both all-arounds.

The seven medals are the most for the United States in a nonboycotted Olympics since 1932. In the boycotted 1984 Games, the Americans won 16.

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