Sport: Fast Americans

Two U.S. skiers last week showed the Europeans that they could ski with the best of them.

¶ In Switzerland, Bud Werner, 22, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., swept the international men's downhill at Lenzerheide, after winning the previous week's downhill race at Kitzbuhel. Despite driving winds on the tricky 2.4-mile slope, Werner tore downhill in 2 min. 22.7 sec. to break the course record by 24 seconds.

¶ At St.-Gervais, France, Penny Pitou of Gilford, N.H., competing against some of Europe's leading women skiers, scored an eighth in the slalom, then barreled down the 1.6-mile slope through a thick fog...

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