Edwin Moses won a gold medal in Montreal. Now 28, he has 87 straight victories In the 400-meter hurdles, dating back to 1977.
A silver medalist in Montreal, muscled Californian Greg Louganis, 23, is three-time world champion in platform diving.
Sprinter Evelyn Asford has a shot at three medals. World record-holder in the 100 meters, the 26-year-old Californian will compete in the 200 meters and anchor the women’s 4 X 100 relay.
At 18, elfin Julianne McNamara (4’10½”, 86 pounds) has been a world-class gymnast for the last five years.
Oregon’s Alberto Salazar, 26, Is America’s premier marathon man. He won the New York City event three straight years and has clocked the fastest time ever (2:08:13) for the 26.2 miles.
She trains at Mission Viejo, Calif. and Is our best hope for a medal in women’s swimming. With a name like Tiffany (Cohen), the 17-year-old freestyle specialist must be used to having a lot of silver and gold around.