Olympics 1992 Sunday 2 August: Elsewhere

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The hammer final is likely to be a domestic contest amongst the 'Unified Team'. Two-time Olympic champion and reigning world champion Yuri Sedykh was left out of the line-up, which should be headed by Igor Astapkovich. Cuba returns to the fray in the high jump final after a 12-year Olympic boycott. Javier Sotomayor is the world leader, but faces strong competition from the American pair Hollis Conway and Charles Austin, and a new Australian, Tim Forsyth. The day's last event should see Jackie Joyner-Kersee ambling two laps to retain her heptathlon title. Synchronised swimming gets under way, preliminaries in the solo event taking place at 2.0pm. The football quarter-finals are completed today.