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    Friday, January 16, 1998

    Norwegian and Swede win half-pipe

     SAN CANDIDO, Italy (AP) -- Norway's Kim Christiansen had the top score in both runs down the half-pipe Friday for his first World Cup snowboarding victory of the season.
     Christiansen received a total of 80.6 points for his acrobatic two rides down the half-pipe.
     Runner-up Klas Vangen, also of Norway, had 79.8 points and retained the lead in the World Cup standings.
     In the women's competition, Anna Hellman of Sweden put in a spectacular second run to win with 60.3 points. Germany's Sabine Wehr-Hassler placed second with a score of 58.7.
     Norway's B. Stine Kjelcaas leads the women's overall World Cup standings.
     Snowboarding will make its Olympic debut next month at the Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.
     
     
     World Cup Snowboarding Results
     SAN CANDIDO, Italy (AP) -- Results Friday from a World Cup Snowboarding event:
     Half Pipe
     Men
     1. Kim Christiansen, Norway, 80.6 points.
     2. Klas Vangen, Norway, 79.8.
     3. Aleksi Litovaara, Finland, 77.6.
     4. Patrik Hasler, Switzerland, 77.0.
     5. Jacob Soederqvist, Sweden, 74.7.
     6. Tony Roos, France, 74.2.
     7. Fredrik Sterner, Sweden, 72.9.
     8. Jonathan Collomb-Patton, France, 72.1.
     Overall World Cup
     1. Klas Vangen, Norway, 2,135 points.
     2. Fredrik Sterner, Sweden, 1,898.
     3. Iker Fernandez, Spain, 1,800.
     4. Daniel Franck, Norway, 1,620.
     5. Brett Carpentier, Canada, 1,600.
     (tie) Rune Lunso, Norway, 1,600.
     7. Gian Simmen, Switzerland, 1,588.
     8. Guillaum Chastagnol, France, 1,560.
     Also
     16. Todd Richards, United States, 1,000.
     19. Alan Clark, Canada, 620.
     23. Ross Powers, United States, 600.
     25. Rob Kingwill, United States, 572.
     30. Michael Chuck, Canada, 500.
     37. Jesse Fox, Canada, 401.
     43. Derek Heidt, Canada, 304.
     44. Trevor Andrews, Canada, 290.
     46. Jake Blattner, United States, 271.
     ------
     Women
     1. Anna Hellman, Sweden, 60.3 points.
     2. Sabine Wehr-Hassler, Germany, 58.7.
     3. Maelie Ricker, Canada, 58.3.
     4. Kelly Kaye, Canada, 57.9.
     5. Tara Teigen, Canada, 57.7.
     6. Jenny Jonsson, Sweden, 55.4.
     7. Ulrike Hoelzl, Austria, 51.7.
     8. Anne Moulin Kongsgaard, Norway, 45.1.
     Overall
     1. B. Stine Kjelcass, Norway, 3,260.
     2. Nicola Thost, Germany, 2,520.
     3. Minna Hesso, Finland, 2,500.
     4. Anna Hellman, Switzerland, 1,900.
     5. Sabine Wehr-Hassler, Germany, 1,880.
     6. Natasza Zurek, Canada, 1,870.
     7. Satu Jarvela, Finland, 1,820.
     8. Jenny Jonsson, Sweden, 1,780.
     Also
     9. Tara Teigen, Canada, 1,710.
     12. Maelie Ricker, Canada, 1,560.
     15. Kelly Kaye, Canada, 1,001.
     16. Shannon Dunn, United States, 1,000.
     18. Lori Glazier, Canada, 840.