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March 16, 1991

OULU, Finland (AP) _ Joe Asay led a medal-sweep by Americans in the men’s compound bow competition at the World Indoor Archery Championships on Saturday.

Asay, of Sandy, Utah, won the gold, beating Dan Kolb, of Casper, Wyo., in the final, 146 points to 142 over 15 arrows.

James Fowles, of Salt Lake City captured the bronze medal, outshooting Dominique Giroud of Switzerland, 147-140.

In the freestyle division, Sebastian Flute of France beat Jay Barrs of Mesa, Ariz., 146-145 in the final. Barrs hit the only perfect round when he defeated Jari Lipponen of Finland 150-144 in the quarterfinals.

Glenda Doran of Bend, Ore., finished third in the women’s compound bow, an event won by Lucia Panico of Italy.


MURCIA, Spain (AP) - Jose Luis Villanueva of Spain won the Tour of Murcia cycling race Saturday thanks to a strong second-place finish in the sixth and last leg, a fast individual time trial.

Olaf Ludwig of Germany won the 5.6-mile leg in in 10 minutes and 13 seconds.

Villanueva won the overall title with a total time of 22 hours, 27 minutes and 59 seconds.


CHIARAVALLE, Italy (AP) - Italy’s Silvio Martinello sprinted ahead of the pack in the final 200 meters to take the fourth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race Saturday.

Another Italian cyclist, Federico Ghiotto, retained the overall lead, still holding a seven-second advantage on runnerup Thomas Wegmueller of Switzerland.

Ghiotto, who has been leading since the first leg Wednesday, completed the 132-mile fourth stage in the same time as the winner, six hours, 5:58 minutes.


OSAKA, Japan (AP) - Konishiki, a sumo champion from Hawaii, won his fourth match of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament Saturday. Another Hawaiian, Akebono, lost.

Konishiki, whose real name is Salevaa Fuauli Atisanoe, lifted fifth-ranked Misugisato and pushed him out of the ring. The American is now 4-3.

Akebono, or Chad Rowan, lost when his opponent, Akinoshima, grabbed his belt, twisted him around and tripped him. Akebono is now 3-4.

Akebono beat Konishiki on Friday in the first bout between foreigners in modern Japanese sumo history.

In the junior division, American Fiamal Penitani, pushed sixth-ranked Tachihikari out of the ring from behind to better his record to 3-1.

Troy Talaimatai, another American, suffered his first loss after three straight victories, on an arm throw.


BOMBAY, India (AP) - English yachtsmen Richard Estaugh and Andy Service were disqualified in Saturday’s race but kept their hopes alive for the title in the Modi Xerox World Enterprise Regatta.

With only Sunday’s race left in the six-race championship, India’s Farokh Tarapore and Kelly Rao held the lead with 8.5 penalty points, followed by the English pair at 10.75.

The Indians finished fifth Saturday’s during a day marked by a tangle of protests, counter-protests and disqualifications.

Saturday’s race was won by Mamoon Sadiq and Javed Rasool of Pakistan, third in the overall standings with 14.75 penalty points.

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