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Spain’s Amo Wins Third Gold Medal

March 12, 1998

NAGANO, Japan (AP) _ Magda Amo of Spain won her third gold medal of the Nagano Winter Paralympic Games today, capturing the women’s giant slalom for visually impaired skiers.

Amo, winner of the long jump in the 1996 Summer Paralympics, finished with a total time of 2 minutes, 59.41 seconds for two runs down the 1,132-meter hill at Shiga Kogen.

She earlier had won the downhill and super-giant slalom. Her guide was Ana Casas.

In another category for those with impaired vision, Katerina Tepla from the Czech Republic won her second gold.

Sit-ski specialist Sarah Will of Vail, Colo., and Austrian Danja Haslacher also became double gold medalists by winning in giant slalom categories for one-legged skiers.

First-time Paralympian Mary Riddell of Dove Creek, Colo., won the second American gold medal of the day in a combined giant slalom category.

That gave Riddell, 18, a complete set of gold, silver (in downhill), and bronze (super-giant slalom).

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