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All 12 finalists for the 1989 Jesse...

All 12 finalists for the 1989 Jesse Owens International Trophy Award are gold medalists from the Winter and Summer Olympics, including Americans Matt Biondi and Florence Griffith Joyner.

Biondi won 7 medals, 5 of them gold, in swimming at the Seoul Games, where track star Griffith Joyner won 3 gold and a silver.

The other candidates are Steffi Graf of West Germany, tennis; Vladimir Artemov, Soviet Union, gymnastics; Jackie Joyner-Kersee, United States, track and field; Carl Lewis, United States, track and field; Greg Louganis, United States, diving; John Ngugi, Kenya, track and field; Kristin Otto, East Germany, swimming; Alberto Tomba, Italy, skiing; Katarina Witt, East Germany, figure skating, and Xu Yanmei, China, diving.


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