Paavo Kotila, 32-year-old farmer from Veteli, Finland, earns victory-wreath after outstriding 166 other long-distance runners in 26-mile Boston marathon. "After the first five miles it was easy," said a jaunty Kotila.
Sandra Haynie of Austin, Texas, at 16 the youngest golfer to hold both the Texas Women's Amateur and public links titles, took her fourth consecutive Austin Women's championship with a 1 over par performance.
Larry Wood, 22-year-old Colorado University freshman, smashed his way to victory in National Intercollegiate handball championships at Boulder, Colo., with 21-16, 21-10 win over Dick Beeler of Texas University.
Wilma Rudolph, 19-year-old Tennessee State sophomore, set American records in 100-and 220-yard dashes to lead her college to its sixth straight national AAU women's indoor track championship at Chicago.
Bobby Riggs, 42, former national lawn tennis champion and onetime Davis Cup star, turned his hand to paddle tennis, proceeded to defeat Fred Barazani 6-3, 6-4 for national open singles championship at New York.
Ethel Dize, longtime Baltimore duckpin bowling ace, averaged a startling 140 pins per game, for total of 1,259 to set a nine-game women's world record in national duckpin bowling congress tournament at Richmond.