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A Roundup of the Week Feb. 15-21

Feb. 29, 1988
Feb. 29, 1988

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Feb. 29, 1988

The Winter Olympics

A Roundup of the Week Feb. 15-21

Compiled by Duncan Brantley

XV WINTER OLYMPICS

This is an article from the Feb. 29, 1988 issue Original Layout

ALPINE SKIING: Downhill, Men—1) PIRMIN ZURBRIGGEN (Switzerland), 2) Peter Müller (Switzerland), 3) Franck Piccard (France); Downhill, Women—1) MARINA KIEHL (West Germany), 2) Brigitte Oertli (Switzerland), 3) Karen Percy (Canada); Combined, Men—1) HUBERT STROLZ (Austria), 2) Bernhard Gstrein (Austria), 3) Paul Ac-cola (Switzerland); Combined, Women—1) ANITA WACHTER (Austria), 2) Brigitte Oertli (Switzerland), 3) Maria Walliser (Switzerland); Super G, Men—1) FRANCK PICCARD (France), 2) Helmut Mayer (Austria), 3) Lars-B‚Äö√†√∂‚Äö√†√árje Eriksson (Sweden).

BIATHLON: 20 km, Men—1) FRANK-PETER ROETSCH (East Germany), 2) Valeri Medvedtsev (U.S.S.R.), 3) Johann Passler (Italy).

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: 30 km, Men—1) ALEXEI PROKUROROV (U.S.S.R.), 2) Vladimir Smirnov (U.S.S.R.), 3) Vegard Ulvang (Norway); 5 km, Women—1) MARJO MATIKAINEN (Finland), 2) Tamara Tikhonova (U.S.S.R.), 3) Vida Ventsene (U.S.S.R.); 15 km. Men—1) MIKHAIL DEVIATIAROV (U.S.S.R.), 2) P‚Äö√†√∂‚Äö√Ñ¢l Gunnar Mikkelsplass (Norway), 3) Vladimir Smirnov (U.S.S.R.); 4X5-km Relay, Women—1) SVETLANA NAGUEIKINANINA GAVRILIOUK-TAMARA TIKHONOVA-ANFISA RETZOVA (U.S.S.R.), 2) Trude Dybendahl-Marit Wold-Anne Jahren-Marianne Dahlmo (Norway), 3) Pirkko M‚Äö√†√∂¬¨√ü‚Äö√†√∂¬¨√ütt‚Äö√†√∂¬¨√ü-Marja-Liisa H‚Äö√†√∂¬¨√üm‚Äö√†√∂¬¨√ül‚Äö√†√∂¬¨√üinen Kirvesniemi-Marjo Matikainen-Jaana Savolainen (Finland).

FIGURE SKATING: Pairs—1) EKATERINA GORDEEVA, SERGEI GRINKOV (U.S.S.R.), 2) Elena Valova, Oleg Vasiliev (U.S.S.R.), 3) Jill Watson, Peter Oppegard (U.S.); Men—1) BRIAN BOITANO (U.S.), 2) Brian Orser (Canada), 3) Viktor Petrenko (U.S.S.R.).

LUGE: Singles, Men—1) JENS M‚Äö√†√∂‚àö‚à´LLER (East Germany), 2) Georg Hackl (West Germany), 3) Iouri Khartchenko (U.S.S.R.); Singles, Women—1) STEFFI WALTER (East Germany), 2) Ute Oberhoffner (East Germany), 3) Cerstin Schmidt (East Germany); Doubles, Men—1) JOERG HOFFMANN-JOCHEN PIETZSCH (East Germany), 2) Stefan Krausse-Jan Behrendt (East Germany), 3) Thomas Schwab-Wolfgang Staudinger (West Germany).

SPEED SKATING: 5,000 meters, Men—1) TOMAS GUSTAFSON (Sweden), 2) Leo Visser (the Netherlands), 3) Gerard Kemkers (the Netherlands); 1,000 meters, Men—1) NIKOLAI GULYAEV (U.S.S.R.), 2) Jens-Uwe Mey (East Germany), 3) Igor Zhelezovski (U.S.S.R.); 1,500 meters, Men—1) ANDRE HOFFMANN (East Germany), 2) Eric Flaim (U.S.), 3) Michael Hadschieff (Austria); 10,000 meters, Men—1) TOMAS GUSTAFSON (Sweden), 2) Michael Hadschieff (Austria), 3) Leo Visser (the Netherlands).

PRO BASKETBALL—Denver forward Blair Rasmussen had some impressive numbers in the Nuggets' 138-125 victory over Boston. The 7-footer converted 74% of his shots, had a career-high 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. He also broke Larry Bird's nose. Bird finished with 13 points but returned at full strength for the Celtics' next game, a 124-104 rout of Portland. At week's end, Boston still had a double-digit lead in the Atlantic Division, and Bird had averaged 35.6 points per game since the All-Star break. A logjam was forming atop the Central as Atlanta, Detroit and Chicago moved to within three games of each other. In the Midwest, Dallas continued to hold off Houston and Denver. Despite their lowest point production in six seasons (114 per game), the Lakers led the West and had the best record, 42-9, in the league.

BOXING—ELLYAS PICAL of Indonesia won a 15-round split decision from Raul Ernesto Diaz of Colombia to retain his IBF junior bantamweight title, in Pontianak, Indonesia.

GOLF—STEVE PATE fired a 19-under-par 269 to take the $117,000 winner's check at the Andy Williams Open in La Jolla, Calif. Pate finished one stroke ahead of Jay Haas.

HOCKEY—The NHL temporarily lost its top two scorers when Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux and Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky were injured during the Oilers' 7-3 win over the Penguins. Lemieux, who had 53 goals and 67 assists at the time, needed three stitches across the bridge of his nose after a teammate's slap shot bounced off the stick of Edmonton's goalie and into Lemieux's face. Gretzky, with 34 goals and 72 assists, caught a stick in his left eye and suffered a corneal abrasion. Lemieux returned to action for the next game, but Gretzky was expected to sit out three. Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit and Calgary continued to lead their divisions.

HORSE RACING—FORTY NINER ($3.80). Eddie Maple in the saddle, beat Notebook by a nose to win $98,991 and the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1[1/16] miles in 1:43[1/5] and firmed up his status as the Kentucky Derby favorite.

INDOOR SOCCER—The MISL took time off for its All-Star Game. Tacoma forward Preki had a hat trick to lead the Western Division to a 9-3 romp over the East. When regular-season play resumed, Minnesota, on top in the East, won both its games, as did Western leader San Diego.

MOTOR SPORTS—NEIL BONNETT, driving a Pontiac, beat Ricky Rudd, in a Buick, by 1½ lengths to win $45,900 and a NASCAR event in Richmond. Bonnett averaged 66.4 mph on the .54-mile track.

TENNIS—YANNICK NOAH won a Grand Prix tournament and $74,500 in Milan when Jimmy Connors retired with a rib-cartilage injury at 4-4 in the first set.

Martina Navratilova beat Larisa Savchenko 6-1, 6-2 to win $50,000 at a tour event in Oakland.

Andre Agassi defeated Mikael Pernfors 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 to win $53,550 and the U.S. Indoor Championships in Memphis.

TRACK & FIELD—STEFKA KOSTADINOVA of Bulgaria improved her world indoor high jump record by a quarter inch, to 6'9", in Piraeus, Greece.

At the Dutch indoor championships, ROB DRUPPERS of the Netherlands set a world indoor 1,000-meter record of 2:16.62, 1.38 under the year-old mark of Igor Lotarev of the Soviet Union.

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