The Associated Press
Mar. 15, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) _ John Burra of Tanzania won Sunday's Catalan Marathon in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 46 seconds over virtually the same course that will be used in this summer's Olympics.
Rodrigo Gavela of Spain was second among the 7,000 runners in 2:14:27, followed by Tsurusaki Kenichi of Japan in 2:15:19.
Monica Estarvoska of Czechoslovakia won the women's race in 2:34:07.
MURCIA, Spain (AP) - Alvaro Mejia of Colombia, riding for the Ryalcao Postobon team, won the Tour of Murcia on Sunday with an elapsed time of 19:43:59 for the six-stage event.
Jean Paul van Poppel of the Netherlands, riding for the PDM team, won Sunday's final stage in 2:02:07, a 55.8-miles leg through the streets of this city in southern Spain.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Tendai Shimuzaza of Zimbabwe beat Said El Elmiri of Morocco by two seconds Sunday and won the Lisbon half marathon in 1:01:16.
Paul Evans, last year's winner, was third in 1:01:34, followed by Carlos Patricio of Portugal in 1:01:52 and Henrique Crisostomo in 1:02:07.
Helena Barosci of Hungary led the women's group to Belem with a winning time of 1:10:01. Manuela Dias of Portugal was second, 39 seconds back, followed by Janette Mayal of Brazil in 1:10:46.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Vijay Singh of Fiji, who led on all four days, shot a 2-under-par 69 Sunday and won the Malaysian Open by three shots.
Singh, 28, finished at 275, 9-under par on the Bukit Jambul Country Club course in Penang. Bradley King of Australia, Hsieh Chin-sheng of Taiwan, Nandasena Perera of Sri Lanka and Americans Craig McClellan and Lee Porter were tied for second.
Singh holed an eagle from eight feet on the par-5 sixth hole, made birdies on the third and 13th and bogeys on the 12th and 17th.
MINAMIAIKIMURA, Japan (AP) - South Korea won the men's and the women's titles Sunday at the 1992 world short track speed skating team championships.
South Korea's men had 79 points from the 1,000-meter and 3,000-meter races, and the 5,000-meter relay at the Nobeyama Teisan Training Center in central Japan. Italy was second at 66 points, followed by Japan at 61. The United States was fourth with 44 points, followed by France and North Korea (40 each) and the Netherlands (23).
South Korea's women had 79 points from Sunday's 1,000-meter and 3,000-meter races and 3,000-meter relay. Japan was second with 63 points, followed by China (58), North Korea (47), Italy (42), the Commonwealth of Independent States (41) and France (24).
NICE, France (AP) - Jean-Francois Bernard of France won the Pars-Nice cycling race Sunday by capturing the individual time trial showdown among the top three riders.
Bernard beat defending champion Tony Rominger of Switzerland and two-time winner Miguel Indurain of Spain in the 7.2-mile stage on the Eze mountain outside Nice. Bernard led by seven seconds over Indurain and 11 seconds over Rominger entering the final stage.
Bernard was timed in 22:15 for the distance, 23 seconds better than Rominger, who was second. Indurain finished fifth, 1:10 behind Bernard, b ut wound up third overall.
SHINTOMICHO, Japan (AP) - Haruyo Miyazawa shot an even-par 36 for nine holes Sunday and won the rain-shortened Chiyoda Sky Court Ladies tournament by one shot.
Miyazawa, who began three shots back, started from the 10th hole and shot nine pard for a 45-hole total of 175, 5-under par over the 6,189-yard, par-72 Miyazaki Zaronbai Golf Club course in southern Japan.
Chihiro Nakajima shot a 37 and finished second. Another shot back were Ikuyo Shiotani and second-round leader Yukie Ueki. Patti Rizzo of the United States, Kim Ae-sook of South Korea and Michiko Hattori of Japan finished at 180.
OHTSU, Japan (AP) - Mike O'Reilly of Ireland spurted past Takashi Kondoh of Japan in the last half-mile Sunday and won the Biwako Mainichi Marathon by six seconds.
Kondoh led for most of the last five miles, while O'Reilly overtook the other half-dozen runners ahead of him. The Irish runner's strong kick left him approximately 45 yards ahead of Kondoh at the finish.
Running in steady rain, O'Reilly covered the course along the shores of Lake Biwa in central Japan in 2:13:15.
In a fast-paced start, the initial leading pack of about 30 runners included Kondoh; Douglas Wakiihuri of Kenya, the 1987 world champion and 1988 Olympic silver medalist; defending champion Simon Mrashani of Tanzania, and Samwel Okemwa of Kenya.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kairouani Khalid of the West Side YMCA won the New York Road Runners Club St. Patrick's Day four-mile run in 19 minutes, 16 seconds Sunday at Central Park.
Steve Schabler of New York followed in 19:58, eight seconds faster than Andy Whitney of New York.
Gillian Horovitz of New York was the women's gold medalist in 23:28.
SAKURAGAWAMURA, Japan (AP) - Naomichi Ozaki, who failed to make the cut in the Japan PGA tour's season opener last week, bounced back with a three-shot victory Sunday in the Imperial Golf Tournament.
Ozaki, last year's leading money winner on the Japan PGA tour, started the final round with a one-shot lead and shot five birdies against three bogeys for a 70 and a four-round total of 280, 8-under-par.
Seiki Okuda shot a 71 and finished second at 283. Yoshinori Kaneko was third at 284 after a 71 on the 6,881-yard, par-72 Seve Ballesteros Golf Club course northeast of Tokyo.
David Ishii of the United States was among five players at 290. He shot a 76 Sunday.
ICHIKAWA, Japan (AP) - Lanfranco Dettori of Britain won one race Sunday and finished second in another, winning the Young Jockeys World Championships by a comfortable margin.
The 21-year-old Dettori, who had won 336 races through 1991, including last year's Yorkshire Cup and Sussex Stakes, picked up 35 points for Sunday's two races, giving him a total of 59 for four races in two days. Norihiro Yokoyama of Japan was second overall with 38 points.
In Sunday's one-mile Celebration Cup, John Murtagh of Ireland, riding Mountain Fleece, won in 1:35.3. Dettori, riding Mogami Saruno, was 1 lengths behind. Yokoyama, on El Salvador, was third in the race at Nakayama Race Course, southwest of Tokyo.
In the 1 1/4 -mile Final Cup, Dettori rode Great Wave to victory, pulling away from the front pack in the homestretch and finishing three-quarters of a length ahead of Katsuharu Tanaka, riding Eishin Taurus. Murtagh, riding Hinokiya Thunder, was third, another 1 1/2 lengths back.
Murtagh was third overall with 36 points, followed by Mikio Matsunaga of Japan and Mickey Walls of Canada with 33 points each.
Corey Nakatani of the United States, who won Saturday's Global Cup, was eighth overall with 26 points.
SKRAUTVAL, Norway (AP) - Olympic champion France beat Norway by 54 seconds Sunday to win a women's 22.5-kilometer World Cup biathlon relay.
Corinne Niogret, Veronique Claudel and Anne Briand made up the French team, which had a perfect day at the shooting range. So did the Norwegian trio, but France had the edge in cross-country skiing on two of the three legs.
France's winning time was 1:19. Germany, with Olympic silver medalists Uschi Disl and Petra Schaaf skiing the first and last laps, was third, 1:39 backi.
The United States, with Joan Smith of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., Nancy Bell of Stowe, Vt., and Joan Guetschow of Minnetonka, Minn., finished sixth, 3:27 behind. Mary Ostergren of Norwich, Vt., and Pam Nordheim of Boseman, Montana, placed eighth on a mixed American-Bulgarian team with Silvana Blagoeva. They were 5:05 back.
PAGLIETA, Italy (AP) - Moreno Argentin of Italy won the fifth leg of the Tirrenian-Adriatic cycling race on Sunday, and fellow Italian Andrea Chiurato maintained his first-place standing overall.
Argentin covered the 104-mile distance between Cerro al Volturno and Paglieta in 4 hours, 27 minutes, 13 seconds. Stefano Colage of Italy was second, one second behind.
Chiurato is the overall leader of the race between the seas with an aggregate time of 20:5.29. Rolf Sorenson of Denmark is second, two seconds behind.