BOATING—DAVID MILLER, skipper of three-man Royal Vancouver YC crew, defeated Cleveland YC of Rocky River, Ohio, 45¼ points to 43¾ points to win the Sears Cup, emblematic of North American junior sailing supremacy, at Green Lake, Wis.
BOXING—European welterweight champion DUI-LIO LOI, 31, cheered on by 65,000 in his home town of Milan, Italy, outpointed Carlos Ortiz of Puerto Rico in 15-round bout for the world junior welterweight title. Loi, a Milan restaurant owner, took a severe body beating in the early rounds but staged a furious comeback from the 10th round on to win.
Eloy Sanchez of Guanajuato, Mexico, won an eight-round KO over world bantamweight champion, Jose Becerra, in nontitle bout at Juarez, Mexico. After fight Becerra announced he was through with boxing and would not defend his championship.
HARNESS RACING—BLAZE HANOVER, trotting in 92° heat, won the $144,590 Hambletonian in four heats at Du Quoin, Ill (see page 61).
September 11, 1960
HORSE RACING—KELSO ($7.30), the $59,300 Jerome Handicap, by a head over Careless John, 1 m. in 1:34 4/5, at Aqueduct. Eddie Arcaro up.
OLYMPICS—World and Olympic records fell by the score as the U.S. floundered against rock-tough competition (see page 14).
TRACK & FIELD: To the surprise of everyone, world record holder (7 feet 3¾ inches) John Thomas leaped 7 feet¼ inch in the high jump, barely won third place, as Robert Shavlakadze and Valeri Brumel of Russia both cleared 7.1, an Olympic record. For the first time since 1928 the U.S. lost both the 100-and 200-meter dashes—the former to Germany's pistol-fast starter Armin Hary, who beat out Dave Sime in 10.2; the latter to little-known Italian runner Livio Berutti, a chemistry student, who won over U.S.'s Les Carney in 20.5, tying the world mark around a turn and topping the Olympic record. Ray Norton, favored in both events, was last twice. Harold Connolly, world record holder and defending Olympic champion in the hammer throw, took only eighth. Vasily Rudenkov of Russia won with an Olympic record toss of 220 feet 1¼ inches. U.S. shotputters, however, scored a clean sweep, 10 times surpassed the Olympic mark in the finals. Ending Parry O'Brien's long domination, Bill Nieder put the shot 64 feet 6¾ inches, to gain first place. O'Brien was second, Dallas Long third. The U.S. also swept the 400-meter hurdles as Glenn Davis repeated his 1956 victory and lowered the Olympic record to 49.3. Cliff Cushman of Grand Forks, N.D. was second, Dick Howard of Albuquerque was third. In the 110-meter hurdles the U.S. scored a third sweep. Lee Calhoun came in first in 13.8, inches in front of teammate Willie May. Hayes Jones was third, Germany's Martin Lauer fourth. In the broad jump Ralph Boston of Tennessee State broke Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic record (the oldest on the books) with a jump of 26 feet 7¾ inches. Bo Roberson of Fort Lee, Va. was second, and Igor Ter-Ovanesian of Russia third. The U.S. failed to qualify a single runner for the finals of the 800 meters, an event it had won in the last four Olympics. Surprise winner was New Zealand's Peter Snell, who edged out Belgium's world record holder Roger Moens for an Olympic record of 1:46.3. Less than an hour later New Zealand took its second gold medal when Murray Halberg, timed in 13:43.4, finished first in the 5,000 meters. Vladimir Golubnichi of Russia won the 20,000-meter walk in 1:34:07.2, and Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak of Poland won the 3,000-meter steeplechase for an Olympic record of 8:34.2.
Russia dominated most of the women's track and field events. Tamara Press set an Olympic record in the shotput with a toss of 56 feet 9‚Öû inches as Earlene Brown of Los Angeles placed third behind Germany's Hanna Luttge. Elvira Ozolina of Russia set an Olympic record in the javelin with a throw of 183 feet 8 inches, and Irina Press of Russia, Tamara's younger sister, won the 80-meter hurdles in 10.8. Nina Ponomareva of Russia also set an Olympic record with a qualifying toss of 183 feet 6¼ inches in the discus throw. Tamara Press was second, Rumania's Lia Manoliu third in the finals. Wilma Rudolph of Clarksville, Tenn., won the 100-meter dash in 11 seconds, fast enough for a world record but disallowed because of a helping wind. She won a second gold medal when she defeated Germany's Jutta Heine and Britain's Dot Hyman in the 200 meters—the first time a U.S. woman has ever won the Olympic 200 meters.
SWIMMING & DIVING: After a slow start the U.S. came on strong, out of 19 events took 11 gold, seven silver and three bronze medals for best showing since the 1948 Olympics in London. Chris von Saltza, standing out above rest, won a gold medal with an Olympic record 4:50.6 in the 400-meter freestyle, anchored two winning relay teams—the 400-meter freestyle (with Joan Spillane, Shirley Anne Stobs, Carolyn Wood) and the 400-meter medley (with Lynn Burke, Patty Kempner, Carolyn Schuler). The U.S. set world records in both (4:08.9 in the freestyle, 4:41.1 in the medley). Miss Von Saltza also won a silver medal in the 100-meter freestyle, won by Australia's Dawn Fraser. Carolyn Schuler of Orinda, Calif, took the 100-meter butterfly in 1:09.5, an Olympic record; and Lynn Burke finished first in the 100-meter backstroke (earlier in the 400-meter medley she broke her own world record with a time of 1:09). Mike Troy overpowered Australia's Neville Hayes to take the 200-meter butterfly by five yards and set a world and Olympic record of 2:12.8. Dave Gillanders of the University of Michigan placed third. William Mulliken of Miami University (Ohio) won the 200-meter breaststroke by two feet over Japan's Yoshiko Ohsaki. In the semifinals Mulliken set an Olympic record of 2:37.2. The U.S. team of Frank McKinney, Paul Hait, Lance Larson and Jeff Farrell set a world and Olympic record of 4:05.4 in winning the 400-meter medley relay, while another U.S. team—George Harrison, Dick Blick, Mike Troy and Jeff Farrell—set a world and Olympic record in the 800-meter freestyle relay in 8:10.2. Australian men won four gold medals. Murray Rose finished first in the 400-meter freestyle for an Olympic record of 4:18.3. Dave Theile repeated his 1956 victory in the 100-meter backstroke with an Olympic record of 1:09.1, beating out Frank McKinney (second) and Bob Bennett of Encino, Calif. (third). John Konrads beat out his fellow countryman Murray Rose for the gold medal in the 1,500-meter freestyle for an Olympic record of 17:19.6. George Breen of Indianapolis was third. While Germany's Ingrid Kramer completed her upset in women's diving by beating Paula Jean Myers Pope in the platform, the U.S. came through in the men's diving. Gary Tobian of Glendale, Calif. beat Sam Hall of Dayton in the 3-meter, in turn was beaten by Bob Webster of University of Michigan in the 10-meter.
ROWING: U.S.'s traditional supremacy was ended by Germany, which won three of the seven events. The eight-oared crew, using its spoon-shaped blades and novel rigging (SI, Aug. 22), won the gold medal in the second fastest Olympic time as the U.S. Naval Academy crew placed fifth. Germany was the first in coxed pairs and coxed fours. Russia won the pairs without cox, Viatcheslav Ivanov of Russia won the single sculls. Czechoslovakia won the doubles. For the first time in Olympic competition the U.S. (Arthur Ayrault, Ted Nash, John Sayre, Richard Wailes of the Lake Washington Boat Club) won the fours without cox.
MODERN PENTATHLON: After five days of competition Hungary's Ferenc Nemeth beat out his teammate Imre Nagy for first place. U.S.'s Bob Beck, who was leading going into the last event (cross-country run), came in third. Team championship also went to Hungary, with Russia second and the U.S. third.
CANOEING: All U.S. entries were eliminated before the finals. Russia won three gold medals (Canadian tandem, ladies' kayak singles and ladies' kayak tandem), while Hungary, Denmark, Germany and Sweden each won one (Canadian singles, kayak singles, kayak relay, kayak tandem respectively).
GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING: Of the eight divisions Turkey and Russia each won three. Turkey took the feather, welter and light-heavyweight titles, Russia the bantam, light and heavyweights. Bulgaria won the middleweight, Rumania the flyweight.
BASKETBALL: The U.S. won its most important basketball game in the semifinals, beat Russia 81-57. In a scrappy game in which Russia held the U.S. to a 35-28 half-time lead, Jerry West of West Virginia led the U.S. with 19 points while Russia double-and triple-teamed Oscar Robertson.
WATER POLO: Italy won the gold medal, Russia the silver, Hungary the bronze. U.S. placed seventh.