Nancie Rideout, 20, shapely Cypress Gardens, Fla. water skier, was in rare form at national championships in Pine Mountain, Ga., winning slalom, tricks event and completing grand slam with world record 89-foot jump.
This is an article from the Sept. 1, 1958 issue
Ellen Rogers, foraging in waters off West End, Grand Bahamas with Teammate Lillian Campbell, speared 11 game fish weighing 103¾ pounds to win U.S. skin-diving title for Mermaids of Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Tsuyoshi Yamanaka, Japan's Olympic swimming star, got weary of chasing Australia's Jon Konrads, decided to set pace, found it worked as he won 200-meter freestyle by touch in 2:03 for world record at Osaka.
Bonnie Randolph of Naples, Fla. ended five years of frustration with single stroke at Kansas City, dropping 12-foot putt to beat Betty Jameson in playoff for Heart of America Open, her first title on PGA circuit.
Bill Ficker, veteran skipper from Newport Harbor, Calif., sailed his Nhycusa to two firsts, second, third, piled up enough points to dethrone Lowell North as international Star Class champion at San Diego.
Wes Ellis, young New Jersey golf pro who has often threatened but never quite made big time, found Canadian Open at Edmonton his cup of tea, finished with red-hot 66 for 13-under-par 267 to win $3,500.
William McMillan, Marine captain from Turtle Creek, Pa., handy with a pistol, won hand gun title, was one of three Americans to break into Russia's domination of world shooting championships at Moscow.