MODERN PENTATHLON: After five days of competition Hungary's Ferenc Nemeth beat out his teammate Imre Nagy for first place. U.S.'s Bob Beck, who was leading going into the last event (cross-country run), came in third. Team championship also went to Hungary, with Russia second and the U.S. third.
CANOEING: All U.S. entries were eliminated before the finals. Russia won three gold medals (Canadian tandem, ladies' kayak singles and ladies' kayak tandem), while Hungary, Denmark, Germany and Sweden each won one (Canadian singles, kayak singles, kayak relay, kayak tandem respectively).
GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING: Of the eight divisions Turkey and Russia each won three. Turkey took the feather, welter and light-heavyweight titles, Russia the bantam, light and heavyweights. Bulgaria won the middleweight, Rumania the flyweight.
BASKETBALL: The U.S. won its most important basketball game in the semifinals, beat Russia 81-57. In a scrappy game in which Russia held the U.S. to a 35-28 half-time lead, Jerry West of West Virginia led the U.S. with 19 points while Russia double-and triple-teamed Oscar Robertson.
WATER POLO: Italy won the gold medal, Russia the silver, Hungary the bronze. U.S. placed seventh.