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CHAMPIONS WHO GAVE THE YEAR ITS FLAVOR
January 06, 1964
The world of sport in 1963 was characterized by a brilliance that came from dozens of outstanding performances: the nationwide interest in Kelso's victories, the spectacular baseball season that culminated in Sandy Koufax' achievements in the World Series, the amazing continued story of the triumphs of young Jack Nicklaus in golf, the seemingly endless development—both in player skill and national interest—of professional football. These achievements and other major contributions to sport in 1963 are exemplified by the champions pictured on these and the following pages. With all their variety of skill and performance, they possess a common factor: the zestful dedication to sport that the late President Kennedy loved. All together, they contributed to something lighthearted and graceful in the time that reflected the President's own personality.
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January 06, 1964

Champions Who Gave The Year Its Flavor

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Gary Anderson taught himself target-shooting and began small-bore and free-rifle competition in 1958. He was a good teacher. In 1962 he set three records at the world shooting championships in Cairo as he broke Russia's 10-year domination of world individual marksmanship titles. In 1963 the Presbyterian divinity student won two gold medals at the Pan American Games, and the late President, at a White House ceremony, awarded him the first medal ever given by the Government for international shooting competition.

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