Margareta Rylander, 14, of Sweden, smashed a world record and astounded swimmers at Uppsala, Sweden, when she won her first 1,500-meter race in 19:02.8, clipping more than 20 seconds off record set in the same 50-meter pool.
Joe Leonard of San Jose, Calif., three times national motorcycle champion, hit speeds of 95 mph on hills and straight-aways, set track record of 1:40:53.13 for 100 miles to win American Motorcycle Association race at Laconia, N.H.
Tory Fretz, tall, blond, 18-year-old Occidental College coed from Harrisburg, Pa., upset first-seeded Sue Behlmar of Long Beach State College, Calif. 7-5, 6-2 to win USLTA's Collegiate Women's title in St. Louis. She shared in the doubles title.
Bill Cantrell of Detroit piloted a bouncing Gale V over choppy Detroit River at an average speed of 98.39 mph to win the city's Memorial Regatta for unlimited hydroplanes. In second place was Bob Hayward in Canada's Miss Supertest II.
July 9, 1961
Norine Bardill of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., defending national women's water-ski champion, captured the Masters' title at meet in Pine Mountain, Ga., by placing first in tricks, second in jumping and third in slalom for 2,653 points.
Buddy Gore, 16-year-old pitcher in Wilmington, N.C. Pony League, hurled no-hitter against the Southport, N.C. team but lost 8-3. Gore walked nine men, his catcher was charged with seven passed balls. South-port stole 10 bases.