Koby Holland and Adam Saathoff held the top two spots after the second day of competition in the men's running target at the U.S. shooting Olympic trials yesterday in Fort Benning, Ga.
Holland led after the first day with a score of 671.3. He shot a 672 yesterday, putting him in first place with a score of 1,343.3. Saathoff, a two-time Olympian in this event, hit a 677.8 yesterday and is second overall.
Both are in position to make the Athens Olympics with one round remaining. The top two finishers qualify for the games.
In the men's three-position rifle, Matt Emmons led the way once again. Emmons, who already clinched spots on the Olympic team in air rifle and prone, could make it No. 3. He leads three-position with a score of 1,276.8.
Two-time Olympian Ken Johnson is second with 1,264.9. Two more rounds of competition remain in this event.
* MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: In Tokyo, France won a spot in the Olympic tournament by defeating Japan in a qualifying event.
France improved its record to 6-0 by winning, 25-23, 21-25, 25-18, 21-25, 15-12. Until this match, France hadn't dropped a set in the tournament.
Eight nations are competing in the seven-day, round-robin event. The overall winner and the best Asian team gain berths for Athens.
Earlier, Australia moved a step closer to an Olympic berth with a straight-sets victory over China. Australia can seal a place at Athens with a win over Iran today, the tournament's final day.
* PENTATHLON: In Moscow, Szuzsanna Voros of Hungary won her second straight world title in modern pentathlon title and her third since 1999.
She finished with 5,624 points and was followed by Sydney Olympic bronze medalist Kate Allenby of Britain at 5,572. Allenby won the bronze at the worlds last season.
Tatsiana Mazurkevich of Belarus was third at 5,492 and qualified for the Athens Olympics. Voros and Allenby qualified previously.
Three more athletes of the top-nine finishers claimed spots in Athens -- Sylwia Czwojdzinska of Poland, Federica Forhetti of Italy and Kazakhstan's Lada Jeinbalanova.