Kerrigan wins silver medal at Lillehammer

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Kerrigan wins silver medal at Lillehammer - i if "exclu-sives" OKSANA BAIUL Gold medal...
i if "exclu-sives" OKSANA BAIUL Gold medal Technical merit 5.6 5.8 POL i 5.9 CZE 5.8 UKR 5.8 CHN 5.8 5.8 USA JPN 0 Artistic impression 5.8 5.9 5.9 5.5 5.7 CAN GER EZ3 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.9 5.9 NANCY KERRIGAN Silver medal Technical merit 5.8 5.8 POL CZE 5.8 GCR rJE Artistic impression 5.9 5.8 5.9 E 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.8 UKR CHN USA JPN CAN GER ti m run ri ra- rn ! J joj ii h 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.8 SeFFigam com .es up silver Ukrainian wins gold by tenth of point From wire service reports i ... . Nancy Kerrigan, above, smiles widely during her free skating program, but her hopes were dashed when an emotional Oksana Baiul, right, slips ahead of her to win the gold medal. ap 1 , ,,,ife. .1 i ilia.1 1 "i FINAL RESULTS 1. Oksana Baiul, Ukraine ; 2, Nancy Kerrigan, United States 3. Chen Lu, China 4. Surya Bonaly, France 5. Yuka Sato, Japan - 6. Tanja Szewczenko, Germany 1 7. Katanna Witt, Germany 8. Tonya Harding, United States 3 TODAY 1-6 p.m. O O Hockey (bronze medal game, gold medal preview); biathalon report; figure skating (exhibitions); short track speedskating (men's 500m, women's 1000m, men's 5000m relay) 7-1 1 p.m. Q Q Figure skating (exhibitions); alpine skiing (women's slalom); hockey report; bobsled (four-man) 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. Q Q General report. Some journalists find the code to break into Tonya Harding's computer mail, but say they didn't An4 An.. .U n ieau any ui tut? , messages. B7. Lillehammer It was a biz- zare ending to the Tonya Harding saga at the Winter Olympics. B8. Tommy Moe finishes fifth in the men's combined downhill skiing, but he's satisfied with his overall performance, which includes a gold and silver medal. Briefs, B8. Once again, Harding took to the ice without wearing the dress Smithfield's Cindy Winn custom-designed for her because, reports from Norway say, it didn't fit. Insider, B8. MEDAL TABLE. B8. :v'y"'- HAMAR, Norway Nancy Kerrigan has compared her Olympic journey to reading a book, a book she couldn't wait to finish so she could see how it ended. ' "I love mysteries," she said. The Nancy Kerrigan Story this chapter, at least ended as mysteriously as a Cold War spy thriller Friday night. Kerrigan, 24, of Stoneham, Mass., got the silver medal and 16-year-old Oksana Baiul won the gold. Chen Lu, 17, took the bronze, giving China its first-ever figure skating medal. Tonya Harding, the embattled U.S. champion, finished eighth overall. She was in tears and had actually stopped skating after she had botched her opening jump due to a faulty shoelace. She was allowed to fix the lace and skate over. The gold rush couldn't have been any closer, with Baiul earning first-place votes from five judges and Kerrigan getting four. Did Kerrigan think she won the gold medal? "For me, in my mind and my heart, I did," she said. "I thought it was great, and I had fun. "I was really proud of myself. To watch the American flag raised for all the effort I've put in the past year was thrilling." In Kerrigan's corner: Great Britain, the United States, Japan and Canada. In Baiul's corner: Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, China and Germany. The German judge, Jan Hoffman, was a former East German skater, while the Ukrainian judge, Alfred Koritek, is the father of Stanislav Koritek, Baiul's childhood coach. Those obvious political overtones shades of the old East vs. West sports rivalries caused some grumbling. "The results tonight should have been reversed," said Louis Stong, a Canadian coach. "The judges love that Oksana stands in front of them and smiles her smiles that's what passes for 'artistic impression,' " fumed Paul Wylie, the 1992 Olympic silver medalist who is close friends Please see OlymplcsB7

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  2. 26 Feb 1994, Sat,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 13

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