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2005-07-20 18:57:37

MONTREAL (Reuters) - American Laura Ann Wilkinson added a world championship title to her Olympic gold on Wednesday, holding her nerve while others faltered to win the 10-meter platform title. The 10-meter champion at the Sydney Olympics, Wilkinson produced a five-dive winning total of 564.87, returning the U.S to the top of the podium after the embarrassment of being shut out of the diving medals in Athens. Loudy Tourky of Australia, the bronze medallist in Athens, moved one step up the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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