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U.S. wins big at Paralympics

By DAVID THEALL, Times wires

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 22, 2000


Marlon Shirley broke the world record he set a day before and won the gold medal by running 100 meters in 11:09 Saturday at the Paralympics in Sydney, Australia. He ran the 100 in 11:31 on Friday. Brian Frasure of Maiden, N.C., won silver in 11.46.

Pam Fernandes and Al Whaley won gold in the mixed tandem 1-kilometer bike race in 1:08.997, breaking the record by 1.2 seconds.

The U.S. swim team won two gold, two silver and one bronze medals.

The U.S. men's wheelchair basketball team beat Germany 58-46. Jeff Glassbrenner scored 20 points and had 19 rebounds. Paul Schulte scored 21.

The U.S. men's standing volleyball team won its first match of the Games, 3-2 over Slovakia.

Two more powerlifters failed drug tests, joining four others who were banned for four years.

AUTOS: Peugeot driver Gilles Panizzi extended his lead to 21 seconds over teammate Francois Delecour after the second stage of the San Remo Rally in Italy.

BOWLING: Tomas Leandersson won the AMF World Cup title in Lisbon, Portugal, defeating Tore Torgersen, the 1994 champion, 247-226 and 209-201.

COLLEGES: The second three-goal game of the season by junior Abby Wambach led the UF women's soccer team to a 6-0 win over Alabama. ... The South Florida women's soccer team fell 5-1 to host Cincinnati. USF's Aleia Long scored off a cross from Christina Gaudion of Brandon. ... The Eckerd women's soccer team lost to Lynn 1-0. ... Florida's swimming and diving teams opened the regular season with a dual meet at Alabama, where the women won 136-102 and the men lost 110-127. ... Dean Wilson scored three goals in Lynn's 3-2 victory over the Saint Leo men's soccer team, which had goals by Stash Adams and John Quinn. ... The Florida State women's volleyball team beat North Carolina State 15-11, 15-10, 15-8. ... Florida's Jessica Lehnhoff won her 10th straight singles match and advanced to the semifinals of the SEC Coaches Fall Tennis Classic at Stone Mountain, Ga.

RUNNING: Oldsmar's Tony Teats won the Shells Jazz Bridge Run 5K in Clearwater, finishing in 15 minutes, 25 seconds. Florida State freshman Andy Myers (16:58) was second and David Joyce (17:07) of St. Petersburg was third. Judy Maguire won the women's division in 17:28, finishing fifth overall in a field of 250 runners. Christy Phillips of St. Petersburg was second (17:36), followed by Pinellas Park's Laure Blume (18:02).

SOCCER: Six days after losing the MLS Cup, the Chicago Fire beat the Miami Fusion 2-1 to win the U.S. Open Cup.

TENNIS: Tina Hergold and Brie Rippner meet in today's final of the $50,000 Bardmoor Challenger in Largo. Rippner and Elena Tatarkova play Dawn Buth and Sandra Cacic in the doubles final. ... Alex Corretja and Carlos Moya advanced to the final of the $400,000 Toulouse Open in France. ... Magnus Norman reached today's final of the Heineken Open in Shanghai against Sjeng Schalken. Iroda Tulyaganova and Meghann Shaghnessy meet in the women's final. ... Venus Williams beat Chanda Rubin 6-4, 6-0 and plays Lindsay Davenport in today's final of the $535,000 Generali Ladies Open in Linz, Austria.

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