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January 14, 1991 | From Associated Press
Germany's Joerg Hoffmann shattered one of swimming's longest-standing world records Sunday, taking more than four seconds off Vladimir Salnikov's record in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle at the World Swimming Championships. Hoffmann, who won the 400 freestyle Friday, took the lead at the 500-meter mark and held off a challenge by early leader Kieren Perkins, of Australia, to win his second gold in 14 minutes 50.36 seconds.
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January 14, 1991 | From Associated Press
Germany's Joerg Hoffmann shattered one of swimming's longest-standing world records Sunday, taking more than four seconds off Vladimir Salnikov's record in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle at the World Swimming Championships. Hoffmann, who won the 400 freestyle Friday, took the lead at the 500-meter mark and held off a challenge by early leader Kieren Perkins, of Australia, to win his second gold in 14 minutes 50.36 seconds.
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August 21, 1989 | Associated Press
Dagmar Hase upset Olympic champion Krisztina Egerszegi of Hungary in the 200-meter backstroke Sunday, giving the powerful East German women's team its 14th gold medal at the European Swimming Championships. East Germany's Kathleen Nord also won the 200-meter butterfly in 2 minutes 09.33 seconds, as the East Germans finished with all but two of the women's titles.
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January 12, 1991 | From Associated Press
Mike Barrowman has lowered his world record again and paid off a debt that had been weighing him down for more than two years. A junk-food junkie intent on atoning for his poor showing in the 1988 Olympics, Barrowman lowered the mark in the men's 200-meter breaststroke to 2 minutes 11.23 seconds at the World Swimming Championships Friday night. It was a wire-to-wire victory, with Barrowman leading the fastest field in the history of the event. And the Potomac, Md.
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February 20, 1988 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
American Miroslav Zajonc had two practice runs on his luge and then made two more runs in the Olympic doubles event Friday. After each one, Zajonc did the same thing as soon as he got off the sled. He limped away on crutches. Since Zajonc is one-half of the United States' top doubles team, this could not be considered a very good sign.
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January 11, 1991 | From Associated Press
American Mike Barrowman, who finished fourth in a 1988 Olympics race he had been heavily favored to win, settled the score today with a world-record performance in the men's 200-meter breast stroke in the World Swimming Championships. Bulked up on a fast-food lunch, the 22-year-old from Potomac, Md., chopped .30 seconds off his own world mark, leading the fastest field ever assembled home in 2 minutes, 11.23 seconds. The U.S.
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January 15, 1991 | THERESA MUNOZ
It was the men's turn to make an impression at the World Championships this year. In 1986 at Madrid, they did not break any world records. This time, they set all of the six that occurred during the competition, which ended Sunday in Perth, Australia. Hungary accounted for three, two by Tamas Darnyi and one by Norbert Rozsa. Joerg Hoffmann of Germany broke the oldest world record in men's competition, Vladimir Salnikov's 14:54.76 in the 1,500 freestyle, which was set in 1983.
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February 13, 1994
BIATHLON 10 Km Event 1980--Frank Ulrich, East Germany, 32:10.69 1984--Eirik Kvalfoss, Norway, 30:53.8 1988--Frank-Peter Roetsch, East Germany, 25:08.1 1992--Mark Kirchner, Germany, 26:02.3 20 Km Event 1960--Klas Lestander, Sweden, 1:33:21.6 1964--Vladimir Melanin, Soviet Union, 1:20:26.8 1968--Magner Solberg, Norway, 1:13:45.9 1972--Magner Solberg, Norway, 1:15:55.50 1976--Nikolai Kruglov, Soviet Union, 1:14:12.26 1980--Anatoli Aljabiev, Soviet Union, 1:08:16.
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December 29, 1991
A look back at the year in sports: Jan. 1--Colorado got a late break to beat Notre Dame 10-9 in the Orange Bowl. Notre Dame's Rocket Ismail scored a go-ahead touchdown on a dramatic 91-yard punt return inside the last minute, only to have the play wiped out by a penalty. Jan. 1--Georgia Tech routed Nebraska 45-21 in the Citrus Bowl to finish as college football's only unbeaten team (11-0-1). Jan.
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