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Jenner wins decathlon
- ;.; /Viren wins another gold medal

By The Associated Press
MONTREAL-American Bruce
Jenner won the Olympic decath-
'I on gold medal yesterday in a
- ,,.world-record performance and
Finnish runner Lasse Viren
pAjoined the long-distance legend
of his countryman, Paavo Nur-
¢ mi, by becoming the first man
to win the 5,000-meter and
10,000-meter runs in two straight
Olympic Games.
Viren won the 5,000 meters
Friday in 13 minutes, 24.76 sec-
onds, showing a strong kick in
the final 100 meters to beat
Dick Quaz of New Zealand and
bronze medalist Klaus Hipden-
brand of West Germany.
Jenner won the decathlon
with a world record 8,618
points. The old record was
8454 points set by Nikolay Avi-
lov of Russia in 1972. Avilov
was third in these Games,
Guido Kratschmer of West
German taking second.
T h e 26-year-old, 195-pound
Jenner, from San Jose, Calif.,
finished ninth in the 1972 Games,
t and has dedicated himself to
winning this time. He feels that
the decathlon champ should
have the title of "World's Great-
est Athlete."
When Jenner crossed the fin-
ish line second in the 1,500-
meter run-the last of the 10
events-his wife, Chrystie, was
standing there in a yellow T-
shirt lettered "Go, Jenner, Go!"
She was weeping with joy.
Jenner put his arms around
her and kissed her.
Not since the 1920s, when
Nui-mi, the "Flying Finn,"
won nine gold medals and
three silvers in three Olym-
pics, has one athlete dominat-
ed the lonely world of the long-
distance runner the way Viren
AP Photo Viren, a 27-year-old policeman
THE WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETE, America's Bruce . took the lead in the closely bun-
Jenner, throws up his hands in jubilation after finishing the ched pack in the 5,000 with
1500 meter race, the last event in the decathlon. Jenner won about seven laps to go. He lost
the decathlon with a world record 8,618 points. it, then got it back with 2

laps to go.
He won the 10,000 meters
Monday and said he already is
planning for the 1984 Games in
Moscow where he will try to
sweep the big two for the third
straight time. No one ever had
won the 5,000 and 10,000 twice
in a row and no ever had won
the 5,000 twice.
Viren said after yesterday's
race that he would go for a
triple by competing in Satur-
day's marathon. He would be
the first since Emil Zatopek of
Chechoslovakia to win all three
events in one Olympics. Zatopek
did it in 1952.
Tatyana Kazankina of the
Soviet Union won her second
gold medal of these Games,
capturing the 1,500 meters in
4:05.48. East Germans finished
second and third with Gunhild
Hoffmeister and Ulrike Kal-
The United States swept indi-
vidual archery competition,
with defending world champion
Darrell Pace, 19-year-old Air
Force computer technician from
Cincinnati and 23-year-old Luann
Ryen of Riverside, Calif., taking
men's and women's honors.
Russia's Viktor Saneyev won
the triple jump with a leap of
56 feet, 83 inches and became
the first triple jumper in Olym-
pic history to win the event in
three consecutive Games. James
Butts of Los Angeles won the
silver medal with a jump of
56-4%1 and Joal de Oliviera of

Brazil was third.
New Zealand defeated Aus-
tralia 1-0 for the gold medal in
field hockey. Australia got the
silver and Pakistan won the
bronze with a 3-2 triumph over
the Netherlands.
Christine Stueckelberger of
Switzerland, riding Granat, won
the individual gold medal in
Grand Prix dressage equestrian
competition. She outscored two
West Germans, her only serious
rivals. Dorothy Morkis, 33, of
Raynham, Mass., placed fifth
aboard Monaco.
Japan regained the women's
Olympic volleyball title with a
3-0 victory over the Soviet Union.
The Russians had won the gold
medal in the past two Games
but had to settle for the silver.
South Korea won the bronze.
Russia and East Germany
dominated the canoe and kayak
medal events, with no Ameri-
cans winning even a bronze.
East Germans oachin Mattern
and Bernd Olabricht won the
men's 500-meter kayak doubles
and Carola Zirsow of East Ger-
many won the women's 500 ka-
yak singles.
The Russians swept the canoe
events, with Aleksandr Rogov
winning the Canadian singles,
Sergei Petrenko and Aleksandr
Vinogradov taking the 500 men's
Canadian doubles and Nina Go-
pova and Galina Kreft winning
the women's 500 kayak pairs.
Romania's Vasile Diba won the
men's kayak singles.

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Soviets threaten to quit

MONTREAL - The Soviet Union warned last
night it would pull out of the final phase of the
Montreal Olympics if a teen-age Soviet diver, ap-
parently a defector to Canada, is not returned
immediately to Russian officials.
The Soviets said the 17-year-old was kidnaped.
Canada reacted immediately and a spokesman
in Ottawa said Soviet Ambassador Alexander
Yakolev was summoned to receive an official
note saying Canada rejected the charge and
could not accept such an unwarranted allega-
THE RUSSIANS did not make precise what
they meant by immediately and set no deadline
for the return of the diver.
The Canadian authorities said, however, they
would undertake a search for 17-year-old Sergei
Nemtsanov, who was said to be traveling in
central Canada. He will be asked, they added,
if he wants to meet the Soviet coach in the pres-
ence of a Canadian witness.
Vitali Smirnov, vice president of the Soviet
Olympic Committee, also said the Soviet Union
would reconsider taking part in the World Cup
Ice Hockey tournament in Canada this Septem-
ber unless satisfactory explanations were given
about Nemtsanov.
The Russians attempted to portray as a kid-
napping what Canadian officials said was Nemt-
sanov's request for residence in Canada.
"We call it a planned provocation," said

Smirnov. "It's a unilateral attempt to disrupt
contacts between Soviet and Canadian sports
bodies. We will be obliged to reconsider sports
contacts between Canada and the USSR for
this year."
HE WENT ON, "We will not participate in
the final phase of the Olympics, perhaps, if im-
mediate measures are not taken. We reserve
the right not to participate.
"We demand with insistence that the ath-
lete be returned," said Smirnov.
Although Canadian authorities have said there
is no age limit for a foreigner to seek residence
in Canada and that the diver was traveling with
friends someplace in central Canada, Smirnov
insisted: "We've had no reasonable replies un-
til now with the exception of a reference to a
mythical third force.
"This is an illegal disappearance of a Soviet
citizen," he said. "The climate within the Soviet
team is not good because the guarantees given
by the Canadian government about their security
are not being carried out"
SMIRNOV SAID the boy's parents had tele-
phoned requesting information concerning his
whereabouts. "We are in an embarrassing situa-
tion because his parents are saying, 'We gave
you this child -and we want to know what hap-
pened to him.' We have no answer for them."
The diver is the third Olympic athlete from
the East European Communist bloc to defect
during the Games.

W L Pct. GB
New York 61 36 .629 -
Baitimore 51 48 .514 11
Cieveiand 40 49 .494 13
Detroit 47 Si .481 14%
Bnstan 44 14 .450 17 }z
Miiwaukee 42 53 .443 18
Kansas City 61 38 .616 -
Oakland 53 48 .526 9
Minnesota 50 50 .500 1i12
Texas 47 52 .476 14
-Chicago 41 54 .455 155
Caifornia 43 59 .42 1 9
Yesterday's Eesults
Cleveland 7, Milwaukee 2 (1st games
New York 6, Boston 4
Baltimore 7, Detroit 3
Kansas City 2, Texas 1
Minnesota 0, Oakand 7
Chicago at California, n
Today's Games
New York(Hunter 12-9 and Hoit-
man 0-61 at Boston (Jenkins 9-8
and Cleverand 4-5), 2, d-n
Oakiod (Mitchel 7-5) at Minne-
sota (Gotz 8-9)
Detroit (Lemanzyck 2-2) at Balti-
more (Palmer 14-8), n
Cleveland (Bibby 6-3) at Milwau-
kee (Slaton 12-, n
Texas (Blylevan 7-12) at Kansas
City (Fitzmorris 12-6), n
Chicago (Johnson 9-9) at Califor-
nia (Ross 6-12), n

w L Pet. GB
Philadelphia 66 32 .673 --
Pittsburgh 56 43 .566 10
New York 52 51 .505 16Y:
St. Louis 42 55 433 231/,
Chicato 42 59 .416 251;
Montreal 33 61 .351 30
Cincinnati 65 38 .631 -
Los Angeles 55 44 .556 0
Houston 52 52 .500 03
San Diego 49 55 .471 16%
Atianta 46 54 .460 i7/
San Francisco 44 58 .4310 2%
Late game not included
Yesterday's Resnits
Ciciago 7, St. Louis 6
Cincinnati 13-4, San Diego 8-2
Pittsburgh 4, Montreal 3, 13 inn.
New York 3, Philadelphia 2
Atlanta 3, Houston 2
Los Angeles at San Francisco, n
Today's Games
Philadelphia (Christenson 9-5) at
New York (Matiack 10-5), 2:15 p.m
St. Louis (McGlothen 9-9) at Chi-
cago (Stone 2-3), 2:15 p.m.
Los Angeles (Sutton 11-8) at San
Francisco (Montefusco 9-9), 4:05
Atlanta (Ruthven 11-8 and De-
vine 1-2) at Houston (Richard 11-
11 and McLaughlin 1-0), , 6:35 p.m.
San Diego (Strom 9-11) at Cin-
cinnati (Norman 9-2), 7 p.m.
Montreal (Stanhouse 7-4) at
Pittsburgh (Reuss 10-5), 7:05 p.m.

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