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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 13, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseTuesday february 13, 1968 the stars and stripes Page 17 Killy takes giant slalom second Gold medal my Cham Rousse France up French super skier Jean Claude Killy pushing All the Way like the daredevil he is flashed Down the second heat of themen s giant slalom monday to take his second Gold medal of the 1968 Winter olympics. He has Only to take the final men s slalom to become the Sec Ond triple Crown olympic win Ner in history. Austria s ton Sailer did it in 1956. In second spot to take the Sil ver was Willy Favre of Switzer land while Austria s Heinric Messner took the Bronze. Killy who clocked the fastest time in sunday s first heat had a tremendous 1.2-second Lead Over Favre As they started Mon Day s run Down the 1,780-meter, 57-Gate giant slalom could have taken it easy and almost certainly still , he pulled out All stops pushing All the Way. He clocked fast time for the second heat too1 46.54for a time total forthe two heats of 3 29.28. But the Best time for monday second heat went to America s top racer 24-year-old Billy Kidd of Stowe it. He clocked eight hundredths of a second ahead of killy1 46.46.that put him up to fifth place in the race Good but not medal Winner. The other top . Racer Jim Heuga of Squaw Valley calif., finished 10th with times of 1 45.-46-1 48.433 33.89. Other american finishers were perfect shooting helps norwegian Nab biathlon title a trans France a mag Nar Solberg 31-year-old norwegian policeman taking part in his first olympic games Mon Day won the olympic Gold medal of the individual 20-Kilometer biathlon flashed through the 20 Kilometre course in the second est racing time. He hit the bulls Eye with All 20 shots in prone an standing positions at 150 meters at the shooting Range and got final time of , 13 minutes 45 Tikhonov 21, and Vladimir Oudartsev 24, Bot from the soviet Union placed second and third for Silver an Bronze medals. Tikhonov also in his first olympics had two penalty min utes and a total time of 1 14.40. Two penalty minutes Oudartsev had two penalty minutes and a total time of1 18.27. Stanislaw Szcepaniak of Poland was fourth with one penalty min Ute and a total time of 1 18 56,followed by arve Kinnari of Fin land in fifth place with two pen Alty minutes and a total time of 1 19 47. Nikolai Pouzanov of the soviet Union was sixth with three penalty minutes and a total time of1 20 14. Ralph Wakly in 27th place waste highest american to finish. Wakly turned in a total time-of1 27 32, including five penalty minutes. 60 competitors other american contestants and their finishes were William Spencer 37th 1 30 17 with 10 penalty minutes Edward Wil Liams 45th, 1 32 24 with nine penalty minutes and Jonatha Chaffee 49th, 1 34 21 penalty minutes. With 11the 60 competitors from 16 nations shot at the same target Sand got no penalties for bulls eyes two minutes penalty for total miss and one minute pen Alty for hitting the target outside the Bullseye. They shot twice in prone an twice in standing positions Dur ing the Competition took place in mild overcast weather. There was no wind and the shooting conditions were Good. Light rain towards the end of the Competition softened the track however and made it a Handicap for the late the Best racing times were recorded by the Early , who started first had the Best racing time with 1 12 40.second Best along the course was Solberg in 1 13 45. He started inthe no. 3 position. The third Best race time was that of Ragnar continued on Page 20 French ski Ace Jean Claude Killy. One More to go for triple Crown spider Sabich Kyburz calif.,in 14th place on 1 46.34-1 49.81 3 36.15, followed in 15th by Ric Chaffee who posted times of 1 46.44-1 49.753 36.19.Favre s time for the two heats were 1 43.94 and 1 47.56 for total of 3 31.50, while Messner clocked 1 45.16 and 1 4667 for3 31.83. In fourth place was Guy Perillat Killy s French teammate who finished second to him inthe downhill. Killy crossed the finish line tothe near hysterical Roar of the partisan crowd. The handsome24-year-old racer is As popular As Brigitte Bardot in France atthe moment. It was a Good run he said breathlessly after the finish. I knew when i crossed the Finis that i had done but Kidd s performance was perhaps the most amazing of the race and put him up in the to hopefuls for the final slalom event. The Young racer who took a slalom Silver medal at the Innsbruck olympics in 1964, was racing with a sprained ankle. He shrugged off taking the bes time of the Day. Unfortunately he said Youcan t get medals for winning the heat. But i still have a Chancrin the Kidd added he skied the Wayne did because he knew he was three seconds behind Killy after the first heat. I knew i had to take More chances this time and i Kidd said the course had Bernhard to see at the top because of fog and the Light snowfall but was extremely fast. He said he got his Good time in the Lowe part of the course. . Coach Bob Beattie was delighted with Kidd s perform was a great race a great race he said with smile. I knew he could do it. He s a great dutch skater Breaks record Grenoble France a the Netherlands where skaters practice on Frozen canals to kits second Speed skating Gold medal monday when Johann Schut won the olympic 3,000 meter time of 4 56.2 was a hew world record but was slower than a time of 4 54.6 set up by her teammate Stien Kaiser nine Days ago in Davos Switzerland which is awaiting Kaiser monday disappointed but still produced final sprint to take the Bronze medal in 5 01.3. The Silver med Al want to Kaija Mustonen who two Days ago won the 1,500-meter title in 5 01.0. The Best american entrant was Jeanne Ashworth of Wilming ton n.y., whose 5 14.0 was 10th,but Good enough to better the previous olympic Mark. In let position was Jeanne Omelenchuk of Warren mich., at 5 14.9,while toy Dorgan of Springfield 111., finished in 14th with a Tim of 5 17.6. Defending Champion Lidya so Bikova who won four skating Gold medals in 1964, could Man age Only a sixth place and a disappointing time of 5 08.0. The olympic record was Bro Ken by 10 skaters As the 26 competitors skated through heavy rain which made the ice shiny and faster than it has been up to now in these olympics. Miss Schut the reigning Worl Champion in 300 meters thrilled the 2,000 rain soaked spectators among them Orange scared dutch supporters As she Cov ered the course with superbly controlled 23-year-old clerk from a leather works factory in Apel Doorn accounted for Holland s second Gold medal. Carolina Geissen won the 1,000-meter title hot Pace was set right from the Slart when Wilhelmina Burgmeier of Holland shattered the olympic record to set Tough Standard 5 05.1 to beat. Kaija desk Viitikka of Finlan soon did so with 5 03.9. But then along came world Champion mis Schut. The fight for the other medals continued to the next to last pair when world record Holder miss Kaiser attempted to get the Gold medal she was favored to the rain lashing Down luge postponed again by weather Villard de lans France up the much postponed Nien s and women s luge monday had to be called off again due to and track conditions. Official said it could not be run for at least 24 hours. Temperatures were slightly above freezing at the track just outside this Alpine Village an Mere was Light rain which ruins the ice on the Germany s luge riders led by defending olympic Cham Pion Thomas Koehler hoped to arrival Grenoble France a a resident of this olympic City stopped at the tourist information office monday to ask when Joe opening ceremony would take place almost a week after be opening of the Winter olym Pic games. Launch an fallout attack to wrest the Lead from Manfred Schmid of Austria in the men s singles. The austrian finished on to after the first two runs sunday totalling 1 54.89. But Koehler was Only .26 of a second behind. Two More heats Are left to had hoped to have one monday morning and a second monday night but the 24-hour postponement meant they Wouldhave to hold off at least until tuesday morning. East Germany s Ortrun Ender Lein the defending olympic Champion grabbed the Lead in the women s event ahead of team mate Anne Marie Mueller and Italy s Erica Lechner. The first two runs also of fou total were originally scheduled for last wednesday. But the were postponed three times be cause of warm weather and also faced a delay until at least tues Day contestants posted disappointing times in both themen s and women s Competition. Substandard stat Crew costs Aba club $500 new York a the Chi Cago bulls have been fined $500 by commissioner Walter Ken Nedy of the National basketball association for failing to prop Erly staff a statistical Crew Dur ing a game last Home team is required to handle the statistics for a Chiba game but Kennedy ruled that this was not done satisfactorily in Chicago s game against new York at Evansville ind.,feb. 1. Chicago was the Home team. In the men s event Kim Layton,25, of Tahoe City calif., was the Best finisher winding up in 27thplace with a time of 1 59.18. James Murray 21, of Avon,mont., was 29th in 2 00.08, Michael Hessel 25, of Eugene,ore., was 30th in 2 00.46, and Robin Partch 23, of St. Cloud,minn., finished 46th in 2 30.14. On the women s Side 16-year-old Kathy Roberts of Miles City mont., was the top american finisher in 16th place with a total time of 1 41.66 Ellen Williams,20, of old Tappan n.j., was 19th with 1 42.76, and Sheila Johansen,20, of Billings mont., was 20th with 1 43.11. The swirling 1,000-meter-Long ice Chute was in perfect Condi Tion at the 7 . Start sunday morning but later the Sun continued on Page 20 and the dutch co Horn chorus in full voice she showed her familiar Long sweeping style but was unable to Edge ahead of miss Mustonen and finished with the Bronze medal her second Bronze of the olympics. She was third in the 1,000-meter event. After the race miss Schu virtually announced her retire ment. She said she planned to marry next year and have Chil Dren right she did no expect to compete in Saporo Japan in 1972. Weather helped everything was perfect to Day the dutch girl Felt great and i feel even better now. The weather helped because there was just enough rain to make the ice Slick forme. But by the time Stien Kaiser raced it was raining so hard that it slowed her Schut said her Fiance was Jacques Boekema a textile sales agent in Deventer Holland. She said they hoped to raise Aboy and a girl and of course i will teach them both missing from the dutch cheer ing Section were Crown Princess Beatrix and her husband princ Claus who were on hand to see miss Geissen win for Hollan sunday. The Royal couple flew Back to Holland sunday night

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