SWIMMING—ROBERT McGREGOR, 19, of Scotland broke his own world record for the 110-yard freestyle with a 54.1 clocking at the British national championships in Blackpool, England.
The visiting UNITED STATES men's team ended its all-victorious, four-meet tour of Japan by taking six of eight events in Okayama. The only consolation for the disappointed Japanese was Kenjiro Matsumoto's win in the 200-meter breaststroke and a victory by Shigeo Fukushima in the 200-meter backstroke, giving the hosts four straight victories in these events.
WEIGHT LIFTING—YURI VLASOV, the Russian heavyweight Olympian who is considered an amateur even though he taught weight lifting in Cuba, set a world press record of 424� pounds in Moscow. Later, at the same meet. Middleweight Vladimir Belyaev snatched a world record 305� pounds.
MILEPOST—RETIRED: ALFRED MASTERS, 65, as athletic director at Stanford University after 38 years. Some of the more famous of the 10,000 athletes who passed through Stanford during his long tenure were All-America footballers Ernie Nevers and Bobby Grayson, Hank Luisetti, who popularized the one-hand shot, and two-time Olympic decathlon winner Bob Mathias. "Back in 1925 I only wanted a three-year contract," said Masters. "The job kept me on ever since."