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    Thursday, December 11, 1997

    Finn edges Norwegian for victory

     STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Lanky Finnish teenager Hannu Manninen overtook Bjarte Engen Vik of Norway on the final downhill Thursday, about 200 metres from the finish, and went on to win a Nordic combined World Cup sprint event by 1.4 seconds.
     Manninen, 19, who was eighth in 90-metre jumping at Howelsen Hill, started 45 seconds behind Austrian Mario Stecher and 17 back of Vik in the handicap-start format. The individual sprint event included one ski jump and a 7.5-kilometre cross-country ski race.
     Manninen stalked the leaders through two rounds of the four-lap race before passing Vik midway through the race on the opening day of the Sprint Ski Town USA World Cup. For the third time in four years, Vik was runnerup.
     Vik regained the lead after the third lap but couldn't hold off Manninen, who passed him on the downhill and pulled away before cruising into the finish at Romick Rodeo Arena. The third win of his career boosted Manninen into the World Cup points lead after three events.
     
     

    Nordic Combined Results


     STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Top nordic combined skiers Thursday in the individual sprint on the opening day of the Sprint Ski Town USA World Cup (90-meter jump ranking, 7.5-kilometer race ranking):
     1. Hannu Manninen, Finland (8, 4).
     2. Bjarte Engen Vik, Norway (5, 10), 1.4 seconds behind.
     3. Mario Stecher, Austria (1, 24), 16.1 seconds.
     4. Gard Myhre, Norway (26, 1), 17.2.
     5. Samppa Lajunen, Finland (3, 17), 18.0.
     6. Ronny Ackermann, Germany (12, 9), 19.4.
     7. Kenji Ogiwara, Japan (3, 20), 27.1.
     8. Jari Mantila, Finland (2, 21), 27.5.
     9. Ladislav Rygl, Czech Republic (14, 13), 43.2.
     10. Trond Einar Elden, Norway (22, 8), 45.6.
     11. Fred Boerre Lundberg, Norway (31, 2), 47.0.
     12. Felix Gottwald, Austria (18, 11), 47.4.
     13. Kristian Hammer, Norway (23, 7), 47.7.
     14. Jacob Gunnes, Norway (29, 3), 48.2.
     15. Andrea Longo, Italy (6, 25), 48.9.
     16. Christoph Eugen, Austria (12, 18), 49.5.
     17. Todd Lodwick, Steamboat Springs, Colo. (9, 26), 1:07.7.
     18. Knut Tore Apeland, Norway (43, 5), 1:25.2.
     19. Marco Zarucchi, Switzerland (43, 6), 1:25.9.
     20. Sylvain Guillaume, France (36, 12), 1:39.7.
     21. Urz Kunz, Switzerland (34, 16), 1:40.1.
     22. Dave Jarrett, Steamboat Springs, Colo. (19, 30), 1:40.4.
     23. Robert Stadelmann, Austria (28, 22), 1:40.8.
     24. Ludovic Roux, France (16, 33), 1:41.2.
     25. Halldor Skard, Norway (36, 19), 1:52.1.
     Also
     28. Tim Tetreault, Norwich, Vt. (32, 23), 1:55.1.
     43. Bill Demong, Saranac Lake, N.Y. (30, 46), 3:30.4.
     ------
     World Cp Standings
     (After Three Events)
     1. Manninen, 375.
     2. Vik, 350.
     3. Stecher, 345.
     4. Lajunen, 280.
     5. Ackermann, 245.
     6. Myhre, 240.
     7. Mantila, 197.
     8. Lodwick, 159.
     9. Eugen, 152.
     10. Gottwald, 152.
     11. Ogiwara, 135.
     12. Rygl, 113.
     13. Elden, 111.
     14. Skard, 103
     (tie) Hammer, 103.
     16. Lundberg, 100.
     17. Longo, 97.
     18. Jens Deimel, Germany, 89.
     19. Apeland, 81.
     20. Gunnes, 80.
     Also
     22. Jarrett, 64.
     33. Tetreault, 40.
     52. Demong, 3.