George Harris, 215-pound Air Force staff sergeant, won his fourth National AAU heavyweight judo title and third over-all grand championship in San Jose, Calif. Harris, a fourth-degreeblackbelt, will represent U.S. next fall at international tournament in Paris.
Judy Klauser, Old Flint (Mich.) Junior College sophomore, showed her pretty form to perfection on balance beam, uneven bars and side horse, placed first in all three to win all-round title at National Junior Women's AAU gymnastics championship in Kent, Ohio.
Basil Heatley, 27-year-old English gardener and cross-country runner, did 10 miles in 47 minutes 47 seconds for a new world record. Heatley bettered the old mark, set a decade ago by Distance Man Emil Zatopek of Czechoslovakia, by a full 25 seconds.
Roy Hicks, 19, all-round track man (high jump, hurdles, broad jump and dash) at Solomon Coles H. S. in Corpus Christi, Texas, set a new National Interscholastic record when he high-jumped 6 feet 10 inches on his first try in Corpus Christi meet.
April 30, 1961
Ubiraci Costa of Brazil, who at 15 has already twice won the South American table tennis championship, made impressive showing among older and more experienced players at world championship in Peking, defeated Red China's No. 1 player, Jung Kuo-tuan.
Wanda Sowell, 22, a University of Texas graduate from Tyler, Texas, despite gusty, 60 mph winds, shot sub-par golf on the final 36 holes of Texas Women's Public Links championship in Bay City, defeated Mildred Neill 7 and 6 for her second consecutive title.