The Michigan Daily-Friday, February 15, 1980--P
Heiden finishes 7th
By th Associated Press
q LAKE PLACID, N.Y.-In a big upset
yesterday, Annie Borckink, a 28-year-
old nurse from Holland who almost quit
speed skating last summer because of
an injury, led d parade of 19 out of 30
contestants who broke the Olympic
a record in the women's 1,500-meter
speed skating event, winning in 2:10.95.
U.S. hope Beth Heiden, who with her
brother Eric head the American team's
medal hopes in this Olympics,,finished
seventh and said "I think it was just the
press that thought I was going to be a
lot higher. I wish I'd been a little more
nervous. I was almost too relaxed. But I
expected to finish right around sixth
place, so I wasn't very disappointed."
Beth and Eric have been the toast of
the American Olympic team, but
clearly, Eric is the much stronger
medal contender. He opens his bid
today in the 500 meters. He will compete
in all five Olympic speed skating races.
Beth is racing in all four women's
Nikolai Zimyatov of the Soviet Union
See more sports pp. 12, 14 & 15
won the first gold medal of the XIII
Olympic Winter Games yesterday by
taking the men's 30 kilometer cross-
country ski race in one hour, 27
minutes, 02.80 seconds.
the gold medal in the downhill ski race
yesterday at the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Stock, 21, covered the 3,009 meter
course in 1:45.50 seconds. Wirnsberger
was clocked in 1:46.12 for the silver,
and Canadian Steve Podborski won the
bronze in 1:46.62.
The powerful Soviet Union hockey
team humbled the Netherlands 17-4
yesterday in the Winter Olympics
Two Soviet players, Vladimir Krutov
and Juri Lebedev, scored three goals
each. Corky de Graauw scored two for
In other action Tim Watters and Ken
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