Dicksie Ann Hoyt, 17, tan and trim, water-skied through arctic temperatures in the slalom and tricks events at Pine Mountain, Ga., then jumped an incredible 85 feet for a perfect score of 4,000 to win first position on the U.S. world water-ski team.
Lanny Wadkins, 13, of Richmond, shot a 69 and 70 on the par-72 Rio Pinar course in Orlando, Fla., to win the 13-15 age division of the National Pee-Wee Golf Championship, an easy victory for Lanny, who has often held his own in grownup tournaments.
Christine (Kiki) Caron, 15, of France, backstroked her way over 100 meters in 1:09.8, third best time in history, to become the first European girl to beat 1:10. Elated and still improving, Kiki plans to top her new European record with a 1:08 by 1964 Olympics.
Alexander MacDonald, 17, captain of the Kingston College (Jamaica, W.I.) track team, set a half-mile record of 1:56.7 and starred on the record-smashing relay team to win the annual Trelawny award—a prize that will bring him special training in the U.S.
July 14, 1963
Bob McKinley, 12, of St. Ann, Mo., dropped only one set in the Missouri Valley junior tennis championships to, win the 14-year-old-and-under singles title, setting a fast pace, while big brother Chuck, 22, followed suit by winning the men's championship at Wimbledon.
Mrs. Ernest Primm of Reno, where flying high without an engine is commonplace, set a state altitude record for soaring as she sent her Schweitzer 123H sailplane into thermals east of Mt. Rose for an indicated altitude of 31,500 feet and a true altitude of 32,644 feet.