Buddy Werner, U.S. Olympic skier (SI cover, March 14), led Americanmen' steam to sweep of St. Moritz White Ribbon tournament with victories in downhill, giant slalom. Werner's time for downhill (2:17.7) was fastest of season.
Carol Heiss, just 16 (SI cover, Feb. 7, 1955), who finished second in the Olympics, turned tables on Champion Tenley Albright, outskating her in school and free figures for the first time to win the world championship at Garmisch.
Lieut. Parry O'Brien (SI cover, March 21) heaved 16-pound shot through smoke-blue Garden to better all existing records when it boomed off infield boards 61 feet 5¼ inches from circle; at New York. Old indoor mark: 59 feet 9 inches.
Jean Beliveau (SI cover, Jan. 23) led Les Canadiens to their 10th game in a row without defeat as Montreal overwhelmed New York 9-4. Big Jean fired in three goals, scored an assist to boost his league-leading point total to 72.
February 27, 1956
Swaps (SI cover, July 18), competing first time since hoof injury sidelined him after August match race, heartened Californians with easy win in Los Angeles County Fair Handicap, a prep for this week's $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap.