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December 18, 1988

SAALFELDEN, Austria (AP) _ Trond-Arne Bredesen led Norway to a triple triumph in the opening competition of the men’s individual World Cup Nordic combined Sunday.

Bredesen, who won Saturday’s ski jumping event, placed eighth in the 15 kilometer cross-country race Sunday, which assured him the overall victory.

His closest rival in the jumping, Austrian defending World Cup champion Klaus Sulzenbacher, finished a dissapointing 21st in the cross-country race and ended up fourth overall.

Norway’s Baerd-Joergen Elden was second overall and Geir Andersen finished third.

Fabrike Guy of France was fifth overall in the competition in which the Norwegians placed five men among the first seven.


DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - Soviet women’s teams finished 1-2 in a 20- kilometer cross-country World Cup relay race Sunday with Sweden taking third place.

Soviet Union I, which included Yulia Shamshurina, the winner of Saturday’s individual 10-kilometer race, posted a time of 1 hour, 3 seconds. The second Soviet team trailed the winners by 26 seconds.

Sweden I finished 1:23 behind the winners. In the individual race, the best Swede, Karin Svingstedt, had been 12th.

Racing conditions were good, with temperatures around 19 degrees.$

The Norwegians, whose best individual place was eighth Saturday, were fifth, 2:12 behind. The Finnish women, ranked second and fourth, Saturday were sixth, at 2:16.


WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Australian Ian Stanley shot a 1-over-par 72 Sunday but held on to score a three-stroke victory in the $120,000 Nissan- Mobil New Zealand Open golf championship over the par-71 Paraparaumu Beach course.

Stanley finished with a 72-hole total of 273, 11-under-par.

He earned $22,000 for the win, his first in New Zealand. He led the tournament for each of the four rounds.

Stanley had a five-shot lead going into Sunday’s final round and held on comfortably.

Mike Clayton of Australia finished second at 276 after a final-round 65.

American Corey Pavin, a two-time winner of the event, slipped back to third with 271. He had a 71 Sunday.

Australian Peter O’Malley was fourth at 271 after a 69.


INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) - Yulia Antipova of the Soviet Union on Sunday won the women’s individual event and Hansjoerg Raffl and Nobert Huber of Italy teamed up to take the men’s double-seater competition in the World Cup luge series.

The Italians edged the East German team of Joerg Hoffmann and Jochen Pietzsch by only a tenth of a second.

On Saturday Jens Mueller of East Germany won the men’s individual race.

In the women’s competition, Antipova’s best aggregate time was 2 minutes and 3.861 seconds. Gerda Weissensteiner of Italy was second in 2:03.878 and Ute Oberhoffer of East Germany was third in 2:03.982.

Susi Erdmann of East Germany placed fourth, ahead of Irina Kusakina of Soviet Union and Bonny Warner of the United States.

In the doubles, Raffle and Huber won in 1:21.818.

Third were Thomas Schwab and Wolfgang Staudinger of West Germany in 1:22.155.

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