BOATING—MARK BRATTON, 35-year-old lumberman from Corpus Christi, Texas, finished first and second in final two races to take International Highlander championships, Perth Amboy, N.J.
BOXING—EDDIE MACHEN, Portland, Ore., scored 10-round decision after dropping Garvin Sawyer, New York, once in the eighth, twice in the ninth, heavyweights, Fresno, Calif.
Pete Rademacher, 1956 Olympic champion who started professional career two years ago with fight against Floyd Patterson—who knocked him out in the sixth—gained first professional victory with a fifth-round TKO over Tommy Thompson, at Columbus, Ga.
Alex Miteff, Argentina, closed the door on Alonzo Johnson's 13-fight winning streak with a 10-round decision at Madison Square Garden.
August 23, 1959
HORSE RACING—WIGGLE II, a big, 4-year-old Australian filly with a long stride, splashed her way home over a muddy track to take the 1‚⅛ -m., $57,100 Matron H. by 3 lengths over Honey's Gem, Arlington Park. Richard L. Barnett up.
SHOOTING—SECOND LIEUT. MILTON FRIEND, Maiden, Mass., shot off a score of 556 out of a possible 600 to take International free-rifle match; MARINE SERGEANT WALTER KAMILA, 22, of Los Angeles, became first military man in it) years to win national small-bore rifle title, with a score of 6,383 out of a possible 6,400; LENORE JENSEN, 18-year-old Detroit model, captured women's small-bore title, and ERIC J. SUNDSTROM, Glen Ridge, N.J., junior title; Camp Perry, Ohio.
SWIMMING—PAN AMERICAN TRIALS at East Lansing, Mich., produced these winners for the U.S. Pan American team: men's 110-yard freestyle: Jeff Farrell, Elton Follett, Bill Woolsey; women's 110-yard freestyle: Chris Von Saltza, Molly Botkin, Joan Spillane; men's 220-yard freestyle: Charles Blick, Dennis Rounsavelle, Peter Sintz; women's 220-yard freestyle: Chris Von Saltza, Joan Spillane, Shirley Slobs; men's 440-yard freestyle: George Harrison, Eugene Lenz, George Breen; women's 440-yard freestyle: Chris Von Saltza, Sylvia Ruuska, Donna Graham; men's 110-yard backstroke: Frank McKinney, L. B. Schaefer, Charles Bittick; women's 110-yard backstroke: Carin Cone, Lynn Burke, Christine Kluter; women's 110-yard butterfly: Becky Collins, Molly Botkin, Nancy Ramey; men's 220-yard butterfly: Mike Troy, Dave Gillanders, Tony Tashnick; men's 220-yard breaststroke: Kenneth Nakasone, Bill Mulliken, Fred Munsch; women's 220-yard breaststroke: Anne Bancroft, Patty Kempner, Ann Warner; men's 1,650-yard freestyle: George Breen, Alan Somers, Gary Heinrich; men's platform diving: Gary Tobian, Don Harper, Dirk-Conner; women's platform diving: Paula Jean Myers Pope, Juno Irwin, Tahiea Sparling; men's 3-meter springboard: Sam Hall, Bob Webster, Gary Tobian; women's 3-meter springboard: Barbara Dudeck, Paula Jean Myers Pope, Joel Lenzi.
TENNIS—AUSTRALIA defeated India four matches to one in the interzone finals, earned the right to meet the U.S. for the Davis Cup in September, Brookline, Mass.
MILEPOSTS—ELECTED TO RACING HALL OF FAME: MAX HIRSCH, 79, one of the country's top trainers, who saddled winners in four Belmont Stakes, two Kentucky Derbys, nursed Assault from cripple to victor of the Triple Crown; JIMMY JONES, Calumet Farm's head trainer since 1947, leading money winner seven times since, with more than $11 million in purses; BILL HARTACK, 26-year-old jockey who has ridden lo more than 2,000 victories since his first win in 1952, national titleholder for three straight years (1955-56-57); JOHNNY LOFTUS, first jockey to pluck the Triple Crown (1919), famed rider of Sir Barton and Man o' War; CITATION, Calumet Farm's greatest, first horse to win over $1 million, Triple Crown winner, out of 45 starts first 32 times, second 10 times, third twice; WHIRLAWAY, another Calumet Triple Crown victor (1941), twice Horse of the Year (1941-42). Election to turf's Hall of Fame at Saratoga Springs was result of annual poll of sportswriters and sportscasters.