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Jim Cash of Manhattan, Kan., set two world records...

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JOE SARGIS, UPI Sports Writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jim Cash of Manhattan, Kan., set two world records in powerlifting Sunday and three other Americans won gold medals in the event in a sweep to give the United States a total of 10 golds after three days of competition in World Games I.

Cash, competing in the 100 kilo class, set a dead lift world record of 861 pounds and a total lift mark of 2,000 1-2 pounds, while Walter Thomas of Chicago won the 90 kilo class with a total lift of 2,149 pounds, Scott Palmer of Santa Clara, Calif., won the 110 with 1,686 and Doyle Kennedy of Salem, Ore., the super heavyweight with 2,171 .

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Americans finished second in each of thoses classes for a sweep on the day. Saturday, Gary Hunnicut won the 56 kilo class and Jim Grundzien the 82.5 class as the U.S. finished the event with six golds.

Earlier Sunday, world record holder Bob LaPoint, Sammy Duvall and Cyndi Benzel won gold medals in water skiing but France's Anne-Marie Rouchon and West Germany's Jurgen Kolenda won their second and third golds in fin swimming to emerge as the early individual stars.

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With three of the 16 sports already completed in the 11-day Games, the U.S.had a total of 26 medals, 10 golds, 10 silvers and six bronze. France was next with four golds, while West Germany had three, all by Kolenda.

Americans finished second in each of thoses classes for a sweep on the day. Saturday, Gary Hunnicut won the 56 kilo class and Jim Grundzien the 82.5 class as the U.S. finished the event with six golds.

Earlier Sunday, world record holder Bob LaPoint, Sammy Duvall and Cyndi Benzel won gold medals in water skiing but France's Anne-Marie Rouchon and West Germany's Jurgen Kolenda won their second and third golds in fin swimming to emerge as the early individual stars. With three of the 16 sports already completed in the 11-day Games, the U.S.had a total of 26 medals, 10 golds, 10 silvers and six bronze. France was next with four golds, while West Germany had three, all by Kolenda.

LaPoint beat Britain's Andy Mapple to win the water skiing slalom, while Duvall defeated world champion and record holder Mike Hazelwood of Britain by a foot in the jumping with a leap of 175 feet and Benzel beat Sue Fieldhouse of Australia in women's slalom.

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Three other gold medals were decided in skiing and they went to Ana Maria Carrasco of Venezuela, Patrice Martin of France and Marlon Van Dijk of the Netherlands.

Carrasco, who set a tricks world record of 6,870 points in the preliminaries Saturday, easily won the event with 6,710 points, finishing 190 points ahead of Karin Roberge of the United States, while Martin piled up 8,420 points to win the men's tricks and Van Dijk took the women's jumping with a leap of 120 feet.

Duvall, only 18, was declared the overall men's winner and thus was awarded a second gold medal. Carl Roberge of the United States finished second in overall and Mike Neville of Australia was third. In the women's overall, Carrasco was No. 1 with Anita Carlman of Sweden second and Karin Roberge third.

In fin swimming, the only sport of the 16 being contested in the World Games in which the United States did not have a single entry, Rouchon won the women's 200 meter freestyle in 1:45.527 and the 800 freestyle in 7:45.878, while Kolenda took the men's 200 freestyle in 1:33.294 and the 100 meter scuba diving in 39.941.

Saturday, Rouchon won the 400 freestyle in 3:4281 for her first gold and Kolenda took the 50 meter underwater in 16:6670 for his first gold. Both swim in a single event each Monday in the windup of fin swimming.

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In the other fin swimming event Sunday, Christina Govini of Italy won her second gold by taking the women's 100 meter scuba diving in 46:569.

The United States No. 1 women's water polo team beat Canada, 9-6, while the Netherlands beat the United States No. 2 team, 22-3. The American No. 1 team meets the Dutch Monday to decided the gold medal.

The Games, first ever held in non-Olympic sports, end on Aug. 2. No site as yet has been picked for the second Games to be held in 1983.

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