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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 31, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Latest olympic chapter will russians pull out Montreal a the threat of a russian withdrawal Hung Over the troubled olympic games today while american Bruce Jennet proudly wore the tag world s greatest athlete fantastic finn Lasse Viren was ready to Challenge in the Marathon and officials worried about keeping dogs on the Leash we will not participate in the final phase of the olympics perhaps if immediate measures Are not taken Quot to return an apparent defector to russian control said Vitaly Smirnov vice president of the soviet olympic committee the athlete in question is 17-year-old Sergei next Sanov. A diver who appeared in a Canadian immigration office thursday and. According to an immigration official. Asked for refugee status in Ottawa the Canadian capital the soviet ambassador delivered a stiff note alleging nem Sanov had been kidnapped the note said nem Sanov is underage May not know what he is doing and the soviets fear for his Well being the Canadian government immediately rejected the note. We Reserve the right not to participate Quot in today s last full Day of activity. The High Point Enterprise sports saturday. July 31, 1976. Page 8a warned Smirnov whose nation is scheduled to Host the 1980 olympics in Moscow he did not put a time limit on Canadian action however and there was no indication when or if. The russians actually would pull out if they do it would do Little to change the character of the games that already have been boycotted by 30 nations and have been plagued by a variety of political racial and economic problems. The russians already have clinched the Victory in Overall medals despite Jennet world record decathlon Victory Friday Archery Gold medals by 19-year-old Darrell Pace Reading. Ohio and Luann Ryon Riverside. Calif and the Assurance of six medals either Gold or Silver from american boxers tonight. Going into the last full Day of Competition the russians had 39 Gold medals. 38 Silver and 29 Bronze. 106 Overall. East Germany was second with a 34-21-25 count. 80 Overall. And the United states had 27-27-23. 77 total. The highlight of today s program figured to be the Las minute Challenge of Viren to defending Champion Frank Shorter Boulder Coloin the 26-mile. 385-Yard Marathon. Tho event starts and ends in the olympic stadium but carries most of its course Over the Hills and through the streets of Montreal. The International olympic committee. In an Appeal to the Montreal Public solemnly asked keep ail dogs tied up and inside if possible the reasons for this Are Viren a Skinny policeman Dion t really enter the Marathon until after he d won the 5.000 meters making him the first Man Ever to win both the 5.000 and 10.000 runs in consecutive olympics now hell try to duplicate the 1952 feat of Emil Zatopek in adding the Marathon to that list of titles a i d planned to run the Marathon All along Quot he insisted after his driving sprinting Victory in 13 24 76 Over Dick Quad of new zealand and Klaus Hildenbrand of West Germany Hildenbrand fell across the finish line. Just beating Bob Dixon of new zealand for third. Jenner 26. A 6-foot-2, 195pounder from san Jose. Calif reached up in a Victory Salute just before he crossed the finish line in the 1.500-meter run. The last event of the two Day Marathon. Jenner set a world record of 8.454 Points. Guido Krah Schmer of West Germany was second and Nikolay Avnilov of Russia the former record Holder was third. James Butts los Angeles picked up a Silver medal with a leap of 56-4 i 2 in the triple jump finishing Jack of russian Viktor a Negev who won his third consecutive Gold medal at 56-8 3-4 see will on 9a Montreal a olympic Medei handing through Friday event user e Germany Usa a Germany Japan Bulgaria Poland Romania Hungary Finland Sweden g Britain Cuba Italy tech Varia f Ranee Yugo Ravia Jamaica Norway Denmark Trinidad memo a Witkind n zealand Canada net Hind Belgium Portugal Autralia s Korea spam Bra i Iran aug Tea puerto Rico Thailand Bermuda Pak i Tan Gold is Bro tot it w it in note duplicate medal awarded in ome event j Edwards whole show Post 87 evens series by Paul Shinn associate sports editor Charlotte it May not rank with the parting it the Waters bul Robert Edwards of High Point Post 87 put on a one Man show Friday night that should stand the lest Oloh Well at least the next game Between High Point and Charlotte Newell in the state semifinal american legion series that next game will be tonight in Finch Field at 7 45 with Steve Myers on the Mound Tor High Point probably against Todd Smith or possibly Mike Miller Alt Edwards did was hit two Home runs to account Tor Allol Post 87 s output in a 4-3 decision Over Charlotte and even the Bestol seven series at one game each that s not really All playing shortstop Edwards also made a lunging Stab behind second base with the winning runs on base and threw out the runner moving Down from first to end the game a Robert was the whole show praised Post 87 coach Chuck Hartman a it was his night and the Odd thing about it was Roberts bad been the victim of one of Hartman s a talking to the night before Robert Edwards. Hero for Post 87 Atter High Point had lost the opening game i could Tell it kind of ruffled his Tail Hartman said a i think lie was mad tonight Edwards hit a three run Homer in the sixth to erase a 2 0 deficit and another in the ninth to Lead off and except Tor a Chance decision by Bis coach. Edwards would t have been at Short to make the game ending play that nobody else Bob Davidson Only other hit on the team Lias shown signs of being Able to make a i thought about bringing Robert in to pitch in the ninth after they got the two Guys on. Hartman said a and Tsien he turns around and pulls Oil that play because he stayed at Short somebody must have been looking out Tor us a we really used our Hartman continued in a Light note but added seriously i m very impressed with Charlotte s pitching both of the Guys i be seen they Are super. We re going to have to play outstanding Ball to beat Jay Schwamberger lost Only his second game for the Home team As he struck out 13 and walked two. He had a no hitter until the sixth when Roberts hit that Oft described liner that the Wash could be Hung out on Over the 345-foot sign with Jon Davis and Mike Williams on base the Homer would not have come however if the Umpire at second had t ruled Davis sate on an apparent Force out moments earlier and three of the balls hit by Charlotte were picked off against the tence by the High Point Outfield. The umpires took More than the usual hand in the game first a Ball hit by Schwamberger in the fifth was ruled a ground Rule double when the shot actually went Over the Fence in the sixth Charlotte Catcher and cleanup hitter Mark Dunn was thrown out it the game for protesting a called third strike and in the ninth High Point s w Illiams was thrown out at Catcher when the Umpire said he had been arguing too much that forced Myers to come in Troin right Field to catch the Canada rejects russians plea Montreal a the soviet i Mon s threat to pull out of the final phase of the Montreal olympics held fast today Atter Canada rejected a soviet charge that a detecting russian athlete was actually a Kiln Teal Kidnap victim the russians have demanded that Serge nem Sanov. A 17 year old diver who left the olympic Village thursday he returned at once to russian officials or the soviet Union would eel free to withdraw from the last two Days of the olympics and cancel participation in the world ice hockey tournament Here next september the russians were imprecise though about a deadline arid said they at least wanted to talk to nem Sanov the canadians were firm about rejecting the Kidnap charge they called it an unwarranted accusation but promised the russians to try to locate the diver they also said they would let him talk to his coach in the presence of a Canadian witness the explosion of soviet anger coming after a series of incidents involving cheating and fix allegations and the defection of two romanian team members was another blow to the future of the olympics already shaken by the political disputes that led to the withdrawal of 30 nations since the games began two weeks ago hut the vice president of the soviet olympic committee. Vitaly Smirnov said the soviet Union would maintain its pledges Quot As Host country to the 1980 summer games the russians seemed determined to turn around the embarrassment involved in nem Sanov s defection we Call it a kidnapping of a soviet Smirnov said Friday night Quot we Call it a planned provocation Quot after a meeting on the defector in Ottawa Between soviet ambassador Alexander Yakovlev and the Canadian undersecretary for external affairs p a Bissonnette the russians said a we be had no reasonable replies until now the canadians told Yakovlev government sources said. That nem Sanov was travelling in Central Canada they said he had inquired at an immigration Center about remaining in the country and had been informed of the requirements nem Sanov was also informed that his olympic documents made it Legal for him to remain in Canada As a visitor until aug 30 the russians stressed that it was illegal for the youth to seek political Asylum because he was a minor but Canadian authorities said Federal Laws make no distinctions about the age of people seeking to become see Canada on Vai last two critical outs a the ump said Mike had been on him All night Quot Hartman said. Quot i ask him Why he had t said something to me earlier and i would have taken care of it i think it was an unfair decision. Mike has been with us too Long and not thrown out for me to believe something like the game was held up 40 minutes by the thundershowers that moved through the slate yesterday and there is a Chance for More tonight. The Victory raises High Point s record to 23-13, while Charlotte drops to 25-6 three of those losses have come in the last two playoff series Lethander Schwamberger proved to be a hitter to watch Tor Charlotte even though he batted eighth he had three hits two doubles scored a run and knocked in another High paint too 003 001 a 4 j j Newell too Oji too j j j Davi and aim myer 9 and Dunn Miller j Aomen 191 w Day is l a Schwamberger i ? or a Edward 2 Pearson posts top time in Jenner s biggest fan his wife cheers on decathlon Winner in final event a Airt photo patience is paying off for Gilder at Sutton practice Long Pond. Paap David Pearson posted a top Speed of Over 148 Miles per hour at Pocono International raceway Friday As Drivers began practice laps for the Pur Alator 500 Stock car race Bubby Baker finished second at 146 8 mph. Followed by Bobby Allison at 146 5. And Richard Petty the 1974 Winner at 146 Pearson the leading Money Winner in the Lascar grand National racing circuit this year was scheduled to drive first this morning when qualifying rounds for the top 20 starters got under Way. Twenty other Drivers were lined up for qualifying Competition this afternoon the Drivers will compete for 1134,000 in prize Money when the race gets under Way at i p in. Sunday Rookie Driver Rickey Rutt escaped injury Friday when the rear of his car skidded into a Cement Wall Sutton. Mass map Young Bob Gilder bidding for Fame and Fortune As a Rookie on the pro Golf tour figures patience finally is paying off for him in foul or fair weather the 25-year-old Gilder. Who had to travel throughout the world to play while trying to get his pea players card laughed at a steady rain Friday for a share of a four Way tie at the Halfway Mark of the $200 too pleasant Valley classic. A it was very wet. But not As bad As i thought it might Gilder said after firing thereunder Par-68 for a 36-Hole total of 137 i be played in rain so Many times Back Home to Corvallis Ore that it does t bother me a bit Quot Gilder s second Fine Effort gave him a tie with Ben Crenshaw the Tours top Money Winner this year Veteran Mac Mclendon and Rex Caldwell who barely retained his pea card by earning 33.000 As a Rookie in 1975 Crenshaw had a four under Par 67. And Mclendon and Caldwell 70 on pleasant Valley country club s soggy 7,119-Yard layout. After playing As a youth in Oregon. Gilder honed his game at Arizona state then unable to earn his pc card. He went overseas Quot because i had no where else to play and i wanted to play As much As possible a a Gilder Crenshaw Mclendon and Caldwell started the third round today with just a on stroke Lead Over John Schlee. Dave Stockton and Mark Hayes tied at 138 Schlee who tied the course record of 65 in the first round lost his Lead with a double bogey and a bogey Friday scoring a 73 Stockton had a 71 to go with his opening 67, while Hayes had a pair of 69s another stroke Back at 139 were Tom Jenkins. Bud Allin and Lee elder there was a six Way tie at 140 As the tournament turned into a horse Caraway race rained out Asheboro the regular program of racing at Caraway Speedway was rained out Friday night beginning next week the track will switch its regular program of Friday night racing to saturday nights race despite the harsh weather the starting Field of 156 was trimmed to 80 with a cutoff score of 145. For the final two rounds Shumate wins Stokes award Monticello. N y. A Buffalo braves Forward John Shumate has been named the recipient of the 1976 Maurice Stokes award for his comeback after therapy for blood clots in his lungs. The 6-foot-9 Shumate j first round draft pick out of notre Dame in 1974, missed All of the 1974-75 National basketball association season after the clots were discovered but came Back last year to finish second in percentage shooting to Wes unsold. Stokes a Star for the Cincinnati royals of the Aba. Died in 1970. 12 years after was paralysed by encephalitis that resulted from an injury suffered during a gameu.s., Cuba taking ring today for olympic Gold Montreal a the United states led by Howard Davis and sugar Ray Leonard and Cuba powered by Teofilo Stevenson and Sixto Soria find tonight which has the most clout in the olympic boxing championships each country has six finalists but Only one could win six Gold medals americans and cubans face each other in three of the la divisions when the Bell rings. Unready says Davis he and Leonard Are the two most talked about i s boxers Here because of their showmanship a backed up by ability. Davis 20. Of Glen Cove by. A world Champion at 126 pounds will try to win the Gold in the 132-Pound class against Simion Tutov of Romania Leonard a pan american games Champion from Palmer Park md., goes against one of the cubans a hard punching left hander Andres Aldama a for the Gold in the 140-Pound class. The other u s cuban matchup Are Geo Randolph 18.v f Tacoma wash., against left handed Ramon Juvalon at 112 pounds and Marine Cpl Leon Spinks of Camp Lejeune n c., against Soria at 167. W Hile Stevenson expects to become the first Man to win two olympic heavyweight golds when he fights Mircea Simon of Romaina the Story of the cuban team could be Sona. Randolph will be the first american to try for a Gold he will be followed by army sgt Charles Mooney of fort Bragg. N c., who will have to overcome a minor Cut Over the right Eye a bad cold and Young to go of North Korea. The other u s finalist is Mike Spinks leones younger brother who will be in Only his second fight of the tournament against world Champion Rufat riskier of the soviet Union who could have problems with a Cut Over the right Eye Mike Drew a first round Bye got a forfeit Victory because of the african pull out won an easy decision and then got another forfeit when Alec Nastac of Romania was t allowed to compete in the semifinals because of a Cut suffered in his Quarter final bout. Bruce Jenner makes shoe adjustments during events leading to decathlon Gold medal

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