TOKYO (AP) _ The Soviet Union’s Olympic gold medal squad overpowered Peru 15-6, 12-15, 15-13, 15-11 Sunday to remain unbeaten in the preliminary round of the four- nation Japan Cup women’s volleyball tournament.
Bronze medalist China held on to beat Japan 17-15, 9-15, 15-0, 9-15, 15-12 and even its record at 1-1.
The Soviets now are 2-0, Peru is 1-1 and Japan, which finished fourth at the Seoul summer Olympics, South Korea, is 0-2.
Irina Parkhomtchouk scored five spike points, two block points and one service ace to lead the Soviets past Peru, the silver medalist at the Seoul Games.
On Monday Peru meets China and the Soviet Union plays Japan.
The semifinals and finals will be held Wednesday and Thursday.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) - Ahmet Altun of Turkey won the 10th Asia-to-Europe marathon across the bridge spanning the Bosporus on Sunday in 2 hours, 15 minutes, 6 seconds.
Altun, who chose to stay behind until the last miles of the race, finished the 26.2-mile course some 50 yards ahead of Mithat Sahin of Turkey with a late surge. Sahin completed the race in 2:15:20.
Dragon Isailovic of Yugoslavia was third in 2:15:47 in the race in which there were 398 starters, including 14 foreigners.
Jens Worzner of Denmark won last year’s marathon in 2:16:08.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Osmiro Silva of Brazil won the 26.2-mile Portugal marathon Sunday in 2 hours, 20 minutes and 29 seconds Sunday, edging Portuguese favorite Cidalio Caetano into second place by three seconds.
Dirk Veris of Belgium was third in 2:20:51.
In the women’s division, Brazil’s Janet Mayal won in 2:43:05, ahead of Portuguese Lucilia Soares.
The race drew a record number of 585 starters. But organizers have complained they lack the large-scale sponsorship needed to attract international running stars.
BIARRITZ, France (AP) - Sweden’s team of Magnus Persson, Johan Rystrom, Mats Lanner and Jesper Parnevik breezed to a six-stroke victory Sunday in the European’s Nation’s Cup team golf event.
The Swedish quartet combined for a four-round total of 811, 17-under par on the 5,379-yard, par-69 Phare de Biarritz course. The three low scores of each day counted for the team total.
Spain finished second with 817 as Antonio Garrido and Jose Gervas had a 66 and 67, respectively, on Sunday.
Lowest individual-round score for the tournament went to Ireland’s David Jones who blistered the greens for a 6-under-par 63 on Sunday, helping his Irish teammates to the best score of the day, 202.
Denmark, with Rene Michelsen, Jacco Rasmussen and Soran Rolner all shooting under par, followed Ireland on Sunday with a 203.
Sweden, which shot 207 Sunday, received about $23,000. Spain collected about $18,000.
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) - Arsenal moved into second place in the English League First Division soccer standings Sunday, winning 4-1 at Nottingham Forest.
The victory boosted Arsenal four places from fifth and cut Norwich City’s lead to six points.