Sporting Digest: Skiing

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TWO officials of the international ski federation, the FIS, Kurt Hoch of Austria and Jan Tischhauser from Switzerland, are to be questioned by Hubert Vollmann, a prosecutor from Munich, who is investigating the death of the Austrian skier, Ulrike Maier. The two officials were in charge of safety at the downhill race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in January, when Maier broke her neck. They face possible manslaughter charges.


WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (New Delhi) Quarter-finals: T Davidson (Eng) bt K Fisher (Eng) 5-4; A Fisher (Eng) bt S Smith (Eng) 5-0; S Hillyard (Eng) bt K Shaw (Eng) 5-0.


FRENCH OPEN (Tours) Selected results: A Hill (Aus) bt A Davies (Wal) 15-8 15-11 15-13; C Walker (Eng) bt J Nicolle (Eng) 15-13 15-13

15-10; S Parke (Eng) bt D Ryan (Irl) 15-5 12-15

15-10 15-9.