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April 4, 1993

HONG KONG (AP) _ Indonesia beat defending champion China 3-2 Sunday and won the Asian Badminton Championships following the collapse of a Chinese player in a doubles match.

Haryanto Arby on Indonesia, recently crowned All-England champion, took the lead when he defeated Wu Wenkai of China 15-3, 15-8.

The Chinese rallied to win the doubles match with Chen Kang and Chen Hongyong beating Ricky Subagja and Rexy Mainaky 15-12, 18-13.

Zheng Yumin of China collapsed when he and his partner Huang Zhangzhong were leading 2-0 in the first set against Imay Hendra and Hermawan Susanto. Zheng was taken to hospital where his condition was described.

According to Beijing’s official Xinhua News Agency, Zheng suffered an ″involuntary contraction of the muscles.″ He was given mouth-to-mouth resucitation and a cardiac massage on court before being rushed to hospital.


FORSTER-TUNCURRY, Australia (AP) - Pauli Kiuru of Finland won the Australian Ironman triathlon on Sunday, his third straight victory in the event.

Kiuru was times in 8 hours, 10 minutes, 53 seconds, four minutes over the race record he set last year.

Australian Bruce Thomas was second in the swim-cycle-marathon run event in 8:25.53, with Joe Everts of the Netherlands third.

Thea Sybesma of the Netherlands won the women’s race in a record time of 9:01.29 after American Sian Williams, who had shadowed her throughout, withdrew late in the marathon.

Canadian Lynne McAllister finished second in 9:29.40 with Australian Bianca van Woesik third.


GENEVA (AP) - Canada won the men’s and women’s titles Sunday ay the World Curling Championships.

Canada’s men, skipped by Russ Howard beat Scotland 8-4 for their sixth title in 10 years. The Canadian women beat Germany 5-3 for their fifth title in in 10 years.

The U.S. men’s rink shared the bronze with Switzerland. The Bemijdi, Minn., team skipped by Scott Baird, made it into the semifinals by beating Denmark 7-3 in a tiebreak. Canada won 6-5 in Saturday night’s semifinal against the United States.

The American women finished the round-robin part of the competition in ninth.


OSLO, Norway (AP) - Peter Forsberg set up linemate Markus Naslund for two goals as world ice hockey champion Sweden beat Norway 5-0 Sunday in an exhibition game.

Forsberg, 19, who became the career points leader in the world junior championships in Sweden early January, was part of the package acquired by the Quebec Nordiques in the Eric Lindros trade last summer.

Hakan Ahlund, Fredrik Nilsson and Kenneth Kennholt also scored for the Swedes, who only managed a 3-3 tie in the first game Saturday at Lillehammer.

Tommy Salo became the first Swedish goalie to post a shutout in his national team debut, but he is not expected to make Sweden’s roster in the World Championships starting April 18 at Dortmund and Munich, Germany.

Sweden, which had several leading players missing because of the Swedish Hockey League finals, will play the Czech Republic twice on the road April 9-10 and Finland twice at home April 14-15 before starting its world championship campaign against Austria at Munich.


HELSINKI, Finland (AP) - The World Amateur Boxing Championships in Tampere May 7-16 has lured a record 398 competitors from 68 nations.

The United States, Cuba, South Africa, Russia and Finland will field full teams of 12 boxers.

Eight nations, among them Wales, Indonesia and the Philippines, entered too late and were not accepted into the tournament.

The welterwight class has the biggest starting field with 33 boxers.

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