ARCHERY—DENISE PARKER, 14, of South Jordan, Utah, became the youngest gold medalist ever—in any sport—at the Pan American Games and won the U.S. Junior championship.
AUTO RACING—AL UNSER SR., 48, became the oldest winner of the Indianapolis 500 and tied A.J. Foyt's record of four Indy wins.
COLLEGE BASEBALL—ROBIN VENTURA, Oklahoma State's sophomore third baseman, hit in an NCAA-record 58 straight games and batted .428.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL—GEORGE BELL, 28, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder, batted .308 with 47 home runs and 134 RBIs.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL—DAVID ROBINSON, 7'1" Navy center, in his senior season averaged 28.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.5 blocks a game.
PRO BASKETBALL—MICHAEL JORDAN, 24, Chicago Bulls guard, in 1986-87 scored 37.1 points per game, the highest average in the NBA since the 1962-63 season.
BIATHLON—JOSH THOMPSON, 25, of Gunnison, Colo., finished second in the 20-km event at the Biathlon World Championships. It was the best finish ever by an American in a major biathlon.
BOWLING—PETE WEBER, 25, led the PBA tour in earnings ($175,491), had the No. 2 average score (215.53), made the finals of all triple crown events and won the Tournament of Champions.
BOXING—MIKE TYSON, 21, ran his career record to 32-0 and unified the heavyweight crown for the first time since 1978.
CROSS-COUNTRY—JOHN NGUGI, 25, won his second straight world cross-country crown and led Kenya to the team title.