Bob Sandler, 42, of Des Moines, Iowa, a onetime tennis champion despite the loss of his right arm at age 11, became the first American to win the British Society of One-Armed Golfers title, defeated A. S. Eggo of Scotland at Harlech, Wales.
Jean Padilla of Dallas, a 170-average bowler, rolled 10 consecutive strikes in posting a 288 game—highest sanctioned game for a woman in the history of the Dallas Bowling Association—said she missed 300 game because "I threw light."
Janell Smith of Fredonia, Kans. set girls' AAU Junior Olympics record for intermediates with 17 foot 11 inch broad jump in meet at Lawrence, Kans., won 75-yard dash and 50-yard low hurdles, anchored winning 220-yard relay team.
Kenneth Smathers, 18, of Brevard, N.C., kept state archery title in family by taking it from father, O. K. Smathers, who had won title 12 times. Ken tied national record with 29 of 30 arrows in the gold at 40 yards to win championship.
June 25, 1961
Lloyd Crow, Army sergeant at Fort Benning, Ga., scored 226 of possible 250 points, won running-deer single-shot event (mechanical deer roll across a target area) in world shooting meet at Oslo, Norway, beat Russia's Vitalli Romanenko.
Larry Crayton of East Carolina College struck out 19 in beating Grambling (La.) College in the NAIA tournament at Sioux City, Iowa, later helped East Carolina beat Sacramento (Calif.) State for title, was voted Most Valuable Player.