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October 28, 1990

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) _ Sweden, led by Mathias Gronberg, won the men’s world amateur team golf title Sunday by 13 strokes over the United States and New Zealand.

Gronberg closed with a par 72 and won the individual title with a 286 total, 2-under-par, on the Shirley course. His Australian-based teammate, Gabriel Hjertstedt, was second at 292. Michael Long of New Zealand and Shigeki Maruyama of Japan tied for third at 294.

Sweden led by 7 strokes after the first round, 14 after the second and 16 after Saturday’s third round. Its four-man team finished with an 879 total.

New Zealand and the U.S. had 892 scores. Canada, France and Japan tied for fourth at 903, Italy was seventh at 906, Australia eighth at 909 and Britain ninth at 910.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Two Americans were among the winners in the finals of the five categories of the World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships Sunday.

Joseph Dawson of the United States won the lightweight title and Al Gurley took the light heavyweight crown.

Other winners were Anuor Ammawi of Egypt, bantamweight; Wilhelm Jasinowski of Germany, middleweight, and Achim Albrecht of Germany, heavyweight.

Albrecht also was crowned ″Mr Universe,″ beating five other finalists, including favorite Jerry Rodgers of the United States. Geir Borgan Paulsen of Norway was the runner-up, while Rodgers, who also is a professional boxer, was third.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Ben Weider, president of the International Federation of Bodybuilders, said Sunday that 14 bodybuilders had tested positive for banned drugs at the World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships.

Those who failed the test were Thomas Davison of Denmark (heavyweight), Fathim Krishi of Finland (light heavyweight), Austrian Alfred Neugebaeur (heavyweight), Brian Grossan of Ireland (heavyweight), Steven Naylor of Wales (heavyweight) Paul Lanosborough of Scotland (lightweight), Joseph Mamolit of Belgium (middleweight), Marek Morawski of Poland (light heavyweight), Gustav Ander of Sweden (light heavyweight), Jose Luis Renteria of Mexico (middleweight), Ivar Hauksson of Iceland (heavyweight), Malaysian Mohamed Noor Aminuddin (middleweight), Sammy Ayochok of the Philippines (middleweight) and Yahya Butt of Pakistan (light heavyweight).

In last year’s championships, 10 bodybuilders failed the test.


GOTEMBA, Japan (AP) - Starting from the pole position, Volker Weidler of Germany won the All-Japan F-3000 Championship Series Round 9 Sunday, beating Japan’s Hitoshi Komuro by nearly 17 seconds.

Driving a Lola T90-50, Weidler covered 43 laps over the 2.79-mile Fuji International Speedway in 57 minutes, 05.266 seconds, an average speed of 126.00 mph.

Komuro, also driving a Lola T90-50, finished in 57:22.216, 16.950 seconds behind Weidler. Third was Christian Danner of Germany in 57:33.503. He drove a Leytonhouse 90B.

American Ross Cheever, in a Reynard 90D, placed 10th, one lap behind.

Seventeen of the 28 cars completed the race.


FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Konrad Dobler of Germany broke away at 15 miles and won the rain-plagued Frankfurt Marathon Sunday, covering 26 miles, 385 yards, in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 29 seconds.

Kerstin Pressler of Germnay was the first women’s finisher, in 2:34:13.

Julius Sumawe of Tanzania finished second in 2:15:26 and Jost Sasse of The Netherlands was third in 2:16:23.

Linda Milo of Belgium was the women’s runner-up in 2:35:09, followed by Joke Kleyweg of The Netherlands in 2:38:36.


OITA, Japan (AP) - Heinz Frei of Switzerland won the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon on Sunday, finishing one second ahead of Marc Quessy of Canada and two seconds ahead of American Kenneth Carnes.

Frei, winner of the Berlin Marathon in 1989, was timed in 1 hour, 39 minutes, 35 seconds, for the 26-mile, 385-yard race.

More than 120,000 fans watched the 441 competitors from 37 countries.

Robert Figl of Germany won the half-marathon, covering 13.1 miles in 48:26.


WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Jacqui Pereira scored three goals Sunday, leading Australia to a 5-1 victory over Britain in the Four Nations women’s field hockey tournament final.

Pereira scored two goals Saturday when Australia beat Britain 2-1 in the final round-robin game of the International Hockey Federation tournament.

New Zealand beat Spain 4-3 Sunday in the third-place game.

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