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November 12, 1988

NAGOYA, Japan (AP) _ Valeri Lyukin of the Soviet Union won the men’s individual title and Daniela Silivas of Romania took the women’s event Saturday in the Chunichi Cup International Elite gymnastics competition.

Lyukin, the men’s all-around silver medalist at this year’s Summer Olympics, had 58.10 points.

Japan’s Daisuke Nishikawa was second with 57.65 and Joerg Behrend of East Germany third with 57.25.

American Lance Ringnald finished 13th with 55.75, while countryman Chris Laux was 17th with 55.10.

In the women’s event, Silivas, the Olympic all-around silver medalist, compiled 39.65 points. She was followed by Soviets Svetlana Boginskaya with 39.60 and Svetlana Ivanova with 39.50.

Elisabeth Crandall of the United States was seventh with 38.60 and American Juliet Bangerter finished 12th with 38.00.


NEW YORK (AP) - Howard Beach in Queens, the scene of some racial incidents, will be the site of a 10-kilometer race Sunday, featuring world-class runners Pat Petersen of New York, Antoni Niemczak of Poland and Zac Barie of Tanzania.

The New York Road Runners Club, organizers of the race, said the field of more than 1,000 would include runners of all ethnic backgrounds from the five boroughs of New York. They will compete in support of the unity of the race, the Club said.


NEW YORK (AP) - British Olympian Steve Crabb and Americans Pat Petersen and Budd Coates will be among the competitors in the Manufacturers Hanover Corporate Challenge International Championship 3 1/2 -mile race on Park Avenue Nov. 20.

The race will have a field of 2,000 - the top finishers in the series held during the summer in 13 American cities, plus Dublin, Ireland; London, and Oslo, Norway.

Crabb, a semifinalist in the men’s 1,500 meters in the Seoul Games, won this year’s London Corporate Challenge. Coates, the fifth-place finisher in last month’s Chicago Marathon, was the winner of the first two New York City Corporate Challenges this summer. Patersen, the third-place finisher in the 1985 New York City Marathon and fourth in 1984 and 1987, is the Corporate Challenge record-holder, with a time of 15 minutes, 54 seconds.


CHELTENHAM, England (AP) - Peter Scudamore rode Pegwell Bay, a 6-1 shot, to a 10-length victory Saturday in the $43,000 Mackeson Gold Cup, the first major race of the British steeplechase season.

Scudamore, who already had ridden nine winners this week, was substituting for Carl Llewellyn, who broke his left arm.

″It’s funny how these things work out,″ Scudamore said. ″This has never been a lucky race for me.″

Scudamore had Pegwell Bay in front from the eighth fence, and gradually shook off all his challengers. Dudie was second, with Townley Stone third. The favorite, Jim Thorpe, who had been last in the early stages, finished fourth.

Winning trainer Tim Forster said, ″I can’t help but be sorry for Carl Llewellyn. I told ‘Scu’ I had a nice spare ride for him and he’s now ridden two winners for me this week so I can’t complain.

″I was very nervous about the firm ground. I hate running a horse on the firm but sometimes you have got to take a chance.

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