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By David Byrd
 
The Olympics returned to their ancient home while two Greek sprinters left the Games in disgrace Wednesday on Day five of the competition at the Athens Olympic Games.

Russia's Irina Korzhanenko became the first woman ever to win an Olympic championship at Ancient Olympia when she won the women's shot put with a toss of 21 meters, six centimeters. Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonog took the men's gold in the shot with a toss of 21.16.

South Korea's Park Sung Hun continued her country's dominance of the individual archery competition by taking the gold at Panathinako Stadium, the site of the first Modern Olympics in 1896.

Greek fans had to deal with the withdrawal of star sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou, who pulled out midway through an IOC hearing on whether they should be banned from the games for missing a mandatory drug test.

At the pool, the United States broke the oldest world record in swimming when they won the women's Olympics 4x200m freestyle relay gold in a new world record of 7 minutes 53.42sec.

Japan's Kosuke Kitajima won the men's 200-meters breaststroke gold medal. Three-time European champion Otylia Jedrzejczak of Poland won the women's Olympics 200m butterfly gold.

Jodie Henry of Australia set a new women's 100-meters freestyle world record with a time of 53.52sec in a semifinal heat. Pieter van den Hoogenband of the Netherlands successfully defended his men's Olympics 100m freestyle gold.

Paul Hamm of the United States came back from a disastrous result in the vault to win the Olympic men's gymnastics all-around gold medal by 0.012 of one point.

Valentina Vezzali of Italy took gold in the women's individual foil event.

Nataliya Skakun of Ukraine won gold in the women's 63-kilogram weightlifting event, Zhang Guozheng of China won the gold medal in the men's 69kg weightlifting division

In cycling events, the Netherlands' Leontien Zijlaard van Moorsel won the women's time trial, while Tyler Hamilton of the United States captures the men's gold medal.

Japan's Masae Ueno and Georgia's Zurab Zviadauri each earned gold in judo, while gold medals for shooting went to Bulgarian Maria Grozdeva and American Kimberly Rhode.

In rowing events, Tony Estanguet of France won the men's slalom canoe, and Slovakia's Elena Kaliska won the women's slalom Kayak.

Iraq's soccer team lost for the first time in the tournament 2-1 to Morocco. However, two earlier wins guaranteed the Iraqis a berth in the quarterfinals against Australia. Costa Rica knocked Portugal out of the tournament, 4-2, and takes on Argentina in the final eight.

注释:
sprinter 赛跑选手
shot put 铅球
toss 投,掷
Ukraine 乌克兰
dominance 优势
archery 射箭
midway 中途
IOC International Olympic Committee 国际奥林匹克委员会
mandatory 必须履行的
freestyle relay 自由泳接力
breaststroke 蛙泳
butterfly 蝶泳
semifinal 半决赛
Netherlands 荷兰
disastrous 很糟的
foil 花剑
women's 63-kilogram weightlifting 女子63公斤级举重
cycling event 自行车比赛
judo 柔道
Bulgarian 保加利亚人
rowing event 赛艇比赛
tournament 比赛
Morocco 摩洛哥
quarterfinal 四分之一决赛