Rosemary Lassig, 18-year-old redheaded swimmer, dramatized again Australia's dominance in field, lopped 3/10 second off world record in 110-yard breaststroke with time of 1:21.3, at Bundaberg, Australia.
Cecil Smith, 57-year-old rider for Oak Brook Ill. Polo Club who was first ranked as 10-goal polo player in 1934, was named with California's Bob Skene as country's lone 10-goalers for 1960 by U.S. Polo Association.
Madeleine Chamotberthod, 29, terminated two-year retirement from skiing by winning combined title at Swiss International Alpine Championships, Grindelwald, was immediately placed on Swiss Olympic team.
Albert Thomas, small, wiry Australian who holds two-mile and three-mile world records, broke Australian grass-course mile record at Olympic trials in Sydney with time of 3:58.8, one second off world record.
January 18, 1960
Douglas Ramsay, 16-year-old, precise figure skater from Detroit, showed fine form in midwestern figureskating championships at Minneapolis, amassed 490.3 points in three-day event to glide off with men's senior title.
Jimmy Bronson, 73, oldtime fight manager and promoter, once adviser to Gene Tunney, was named match-maker for Feature Sports, Inc., Fugazy-Cohn group that hopes to promote Johansson-Patterson fight.
Dick Weber of St. Louis, who won two Professional Bowlers Association singles tournaments last year, was voted PBA's Bowler of the Year over rival Don Carter, who placed second in association's balloting.