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A Yugoslav skier lands nation's 1st-ever medal

The host nation of the 1984 Winter Olympics got its first big chance to cheer Tuesday when Jurij Franko won Yugoslavia's first-ever Winter Olympics medal - a silver in the men's giant slalom. Max Julen of Switzerland won the gold and Andreas Wenzel of Liechtenstein took the bronze.

Phil Mahre, in 8th place, and his twin brother, Steve, in 17th, were the top US finishers as the American men failed to match the spectacular 1-2 finish of their female counterparts, Debbie Armstrong and Christin Cooper, the previous day.

In other competition Tuesday, Gaetan Boucher of Canada won the gold medal in the men's 1,000-meter speed-skating race to go with the bronze he had picked up earlier in the 500. Sergei Khlebnikov of the Soviet Union was second and Kai Arne Engelstad of Norway, third. Another Norwegian, Eirik Kvalfoss, won the 10 -kilometer biathlon. Peter Angerer of West Germany took the silver and Matthias Jacob of East Germany the bronze.

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