THE SEOUL GAMES : Roundup : Soviets Defeat Brazil for Soccer Gold Medal

From Times Wire Services

The Soviet Union defeated Brazil in overtime Saturday night, 2-1, on a goal by Yuri Savichev to win the Olympic gold medal in soccer.

It was Brazil’s second successive defeat in an Olympic championship match. In 1984, the Brazilians were beaten, 2-0, by France in the gold-medal game at the Rose Bowl.

Equestrian: Pierre Durand of France won the gold medal in show jumping.

American Greg Best earned the silver medal, edging Karsten Huck of West Germany in a jump-off.


American Joe Fargis, the defending Olympic champion, finished in a tie for seventh.

Archery: South Korea swept the team archery titles, and Indonesia placed second in the women’s division for its first Olympic medal.

The U.S. men, who led until the last nine arrows, earned the team silver medal, and Great Britain picked up the bronze.

The U.S. women’s squad won the bronze medal when the Indonesian women overcame the U.S. team in a 9-arrow shoot-off.


Handball: The Soviet Union jumped to a sizable first-half lead, then coasted past South Korea, 32-25, in the gold-medal game.

Yugoslavia earlier won the bronze by beating Hungary, 27-23.

On Friday night, the Korean women’s team defeated the Soviets for the gold, 21-19. Because total tournament goals are figured in the standings, the Soviets ended up with the bronze, and Norway with the silver.

Field hockey: Britain’s men’s team won its first gold medal in the sport in 68 years by beating West Germany, 3-1.

The bronze medal went to the Netherlands, which defeated Australia, 2-1.

In the women’s final Friday, Australia won the gold, the country’s first Olympic field hockey title, by beating South Korea, 2-0. The women’s bronze went to the Netherlands.

Judo: Hitoshi Saito gave Japan its first gold medal of these Games in the men’s judo competition.

Saito overwhelmed East Germany’s Henry Stoehr, who earned the silver in the over 95-kilo (209-pound) class.


The bronze went to Cho Yong Chul of South Korea and Grigory Veritchev of the Soviet Union.

Table tennis: South Koreans Yoo Nam Kyu and Kim Ki Taik finished 1-2 in men’s singles, and China swept the gold, silver and bronze medals in women’s singles.