Hometown favorite Dan Jansen won the 500 meters for the second straight day and survived a sixth-place finish in the final 1,000-meter event to capture the World Sprint Speed Skating championships.
Jansen won three of four men's races in the two-day competition at the Wisconsin Olympic Ice Rink, just a few miles from his West Allis, Wis., home.
Jansen had 155.975 points in the four-race competition. East Germany's Uwe-Jens Mey was second overall with 156.695 and American Eric Flaim (157.065) third.
"I was kind of nervous before the last race and just hoping nothing drastic would happen," Jansen said. "I was maybe a little conservative. I was pretty sure I had it."
East German world record holder Christa Rothenburger was beaten by Bonnie Blair of Champaign, Ill., in a head-to-head showdown at 500 meters, but won the women's title by less than a point over teammate Karin Kania.
Blair skated the 500 in 41.03.
In the 1,000 meters, Kania, the defending sprint champion, set a track record of 1:21.81 and Rothenburger finished second to clinch the title. Blair held the previous mark of 1:22.20 . . .
Tiger Shaw, reclaiming a title he had won three times previously, cruised to victory in the men's giant slalom at the U.S. Alpine Ski Championships in Copper Mountain, Colo.
Shaw, 26, of Stowe, Vt., won by nearly a half-second over Troy Watts of Breckenridge, Colo. Felix McGrath finished third. Shaw finished with a combined time of 2:15.40 . . .
A U.S. Ski Association board rejected Mike Brown's appeal of his exclusion from the U.S. Olympic team, and Brown said he probably won't pursue the matter further.
Brown charged that ski team coaches urged him to skip January World Cup races in Europe to rest his injured wrist and that his ranking as the No. 1 U.S. downhill racer would be guaranteed. Last week, Brown finished second in the downhill and first in the super giant slalom in the U.S. championships.