In Argentina, Peter Papangelov of Bulgaria has won the slalom competition in the men's international skiing championships at Bariloche.
SV PAN: Number one Krizaj Bojan of Yugoslavia starting down slope in men's slalom at Bariloche in Argentina.
LV PAN: Number three Carlos Martinez of Argentina follows.
SV: Number four Herbert Plank of Italy follows.
SV: Number nine Juan Manuel Fernandez Ochoa of Spain follows
SV: number 12 Peter Papangelov of Bulgaria follows. (eventual winner)
SV: number 21 Mike Farney of USA half way through slalom course.
SV PAN: another skiier down slope and on to the finish
GV: number 40 Brant Seibert of USA going down through slalom gates.
GV: winner (number 12) arrives at finish
SV: number five (who finished second) Juan Angel Olivieri of Argentina finishing.
GV: number one Krizaj Bojan finishing in third place.
SV: spectators at finish.
SV: winning trio line up (2 shots)
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Background: In Argentina, Peter Papangelov of Bulgaria has won the slalom competition in the men's international skiing championships at Bariloche. Conditions for the third and last major event were poor with very low temperatures and high winds.
SYNOPSIS: First down the slope at the start of the slalom on Friday (19 August) was Yugoslavia's Bojan Krijaz who'd already won the giant slalom two days before.
He was followed by number three, Carlos Martinez of Argentina, one of the local heros for whom the crowds had big hopes -- but on this occasion he finished out of the running.
More highly rated was Italy's Herbert Plank, number four, who'd come second in the giant slalom.
Spain had the largest contingent of seven skiers in the slalom, including their main hope, Juan Ochoa.
But the day's honours eventually would go to Papangelov, who'd only managed third place in the giant slalom. This time he showed how brilliant he could be, with a faultless run.
The team from the United States turned in disappointing performances, including number 21, Mike Farney, and failed to win a place.
Argentina has been making a big effort to establish the country as a sports centre, and their success in attracting the skiing championships gone a long way to achieving that goal. They've also captured the World Cup soccer finals, which will be held next year.
Papagelov turned in a time of 1 minute 32.97 to win with a clear margin by skiing standards. But there was consolation for the local supporters when an Argentinean took second position. Juan Olivieri had a time of 1.33.55 -- just five hundredths of a second ahead of Yugoslavia's Krijaz Bojan who came in third.
Olivieri was the only Argentinean to capture a place in the big three events. The Swiss swept the board in the downhill competition, taking the top three positions.