ARCHERY—JOE THORNTON, 42-year-old Cherokee Indian from Tulsa, showed the European paleface how to shoot at the world championships in Oslo, Norway. In addition to winning the world title, Thornton set a world single-round record at 90 meters with 271 points and a world championship double-round record at 90 meters with 509 points. NANCY VONDERHEIDE of Cincinnati set a record of 2,173 points to win the women's title over Laurie Fowler of England. A U.S. trio of Thornton, Clayton Sherman and William Bednar won the team championship over Belgium, while Nancy teamed with Grace Frye and Victoria Cook for women's title over England.
BOATING—Canada's MISS SUPERTEST III needed only two heats to beat Miss Detroit and sink for another year U.S. hopes of winning back the Harmsworth Trophy. It was the third straight time in the U.S.-Canadian contest that the mahogany-hulled hydro, driven by smiling, somewhat cherubic Bob Hayward, left the U.S. in its wake. While Chuck Thompson gamely struggled with a faulty Miss Detroit, which conked out in the first heat and sputtered throughout the second, Hayward piloted Miss Supertest III at a comfortable 100 mph in the first race and a moderate 96 mph in the second over the Bay of Quinte course at Picton, Ont.
Zwerver, 57-foot yacht owned by W.N.H. Van der Vorm and sailed by his son Otto, survived howling winds and mountainous seas to defeat 98 other boats in a gale-swept 605-mile race from Cowes, England around Fastnet Rock to Plymouth on a corrected time of 81:32:03. First in with an elapsed time of 92:58:13 was the 74-foot South African yacht Stormvogel. The Admiral's Cup, for which the Fastnet is the fourth and final event, was won by the UNITED STATES.
BOXING—TEDDY WRIGHT of Detroit, called in on four days' notice to sub for ex-Welterweight Champion Benny (Kid) Paret, in the second round opened a cut over the left eye of onrushing Don Fullmer, Gene's brother, kept it open until he scored a TKO in the seventh, in a middleweight bout at Madison Square Garden.
CHESS—Sixty-six players from 19 states turned out for the national junior championship in Dayton. Defending champion, and eventual winner, was raisin-eating Robin Ault, 19-year-old Columbia University math senior. Tied at five victories and four draws with Brooklyn's Bernard Zuckerman (six victories, two draws, one defeat), Ault won on a tie-breaking point score of 53�-50. Among the youngsters, the most promising were Ray Fasano, 15, of Red Bank, N.J., who won the under-16 title and placed fourth over-all, and Jeffrey Harris of Philadelphia, who, though only 12, placed 16th.
GOLF—BILLY MAXWELL of Dallas, after shooting a final-round 66 to tie Ted Kroll of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. with a 271, won the $30,000 Insurance City Open in Hartford, Conn. on the 7th hole of a sudden-death playoff with a five-foot birdie putt. LOUISE SUGGS of Atlanta shot a 1-under-par 295 to win her sixth tournament of the year, the $7,500 Kansas City Women's Open, by six strokes under Mickey Wright.
HARNESS RACING—Duke Rodney ($4.50) held off a strong but late bid by Caleb to take by a head the first leg of trotting's triple crown, the $100,330 Yonkers Futurity. With Eddie Wheeler in the sulky, the colt flashed 59 4/5 for the first half mile, then set a world record for 3-year-olds on a half-mile track with a 2:10 3/5 for the 1 1/16 miles.
HORSE RACING—BEAU PRINCE ($10.20) led all the way in the $83,400 Travers at Saratoga to score his second straight stakes victory in two Saturdays—in the first he came from behind to win the American Derby—by a decisive 5� lengths over Mrs. Robert Doner's Guadalcanal. This time Jockey Steve Brooks let the Calumet colt, considered a come-from-behind horse, set his own pace, which turned out to be a sprightly 2:03 for the 1� miles.
INTERNATIONAL GAMES—With a strong showing in track, basketball and swimming, the UNITED STATES won 14 gold medals at the ninth Games for the Deaf in Helsinki, Finland. Deotis Goodwin of Gary, Ind. finished first in the 100 meters in 11.1, James Macfadden of Hollywood won the 200 meters in 22.8 and Paul Adams of Bluefield, W. Va. took the 400 meters in 50.4. All three ran on the U.S. relay teams that set records in the 400 meters (43.4), 1,500 meters (3:21.2) and 1,600 meters (3:23). Tom Ripic of Endicott, N.Y. won the discus with a toss of 136 feet 2� inches. In swimming, Donald Morris of Birmingham, Mich. took the springboard diving and Nancy Mahoney of Rochester won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:31.5. The U.S. basketball team defeated Finland 91-43 for a gold medal.
MOTORCYCLING—CARROLL RESWEBER of Cedarburg, Wis. roared around the Watkins Glen (N.Y.) track at an average 83 mph, won the 150-mile national championship of the American Motorcycle Association by more than a minute and a half over Bart Market of Flint, Mich.