William Robertson, 21, of Darien, Conn., one of six on the U.S. Equestrian team, performed perfectly for the Prix des Nations jumping championship at Aachen, Germany, helping his team to win with only four penalty points, four less than runner-up Germany.
Joie Ray, eight-time national AAU mile champion who ran his best mile (4:12 indoors) back in 1925, took his annual spin around a Champaign, Ill. track and clocked a spry 6:18.3, his fastest time since 1958, when he ran a 5:52, and not at all bad for a man of 68.
Mike Martin, 16, of Leawood, Kansas banged his way into four consecutive shoot-offs in the Kansas City open skeet shoot—in the 410-, 28-, 20-and 12-gauge divisions—and won them all, first time since the shoot began that one entry took all four titles.
Fred Clark, a National Guard Chief Warrant Officer relaxing on an excursion off Savannah, Ga., boated a huge 51½-pound king mackerel on a 36-pound test line. But rather than have his fish stuffed and mounted, Clark promptly cooked and ate it.
July 15, 1962
Yoshie Takeuchi, three times Japan's fencing champion, became the U.S. titlist after defeating defending champion Mrs. Janice-Lee Romary of Tarzana, Calif., who had won the title six previous times, in the final round-robin match in New York City.
Dick Siderowf, 24-year-old stockbroker from Westport, Conn., turned in three steady rounds of 70 in a 54-hole stroke-play tournament to take the first Northeast Amateur title in Rumford, R.I. Siderowf, who beat 28 golfers, is the New England champion.