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July 06, 1964
BOATING—The first to finish the 635-mile Newport-to-Bermuda race was the 73-foot South African ketch STORMVOGEL, owned by Cornelius Bruynzeel, in the elapsed time of 92 hours, 10 minutes and 15 seconds, but the overall winner on corrected time (80:50:07) was BURGOO, a Class E, 37-foot fiber-glass yawl, owned and skippered by Milton Ernstof of Providence.
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July 06, 1964

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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Baron Guy de Rothschild's WHITE LABEL, guided by James Heurteur, led all the way to win the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp, France. American-owned Indiana, runner-up in the Epsom Derby, finished second, half a length behind.

MOTOR SPORTS—DAN GURNEY, driving the same Brabham that ran out of gas on the last lap to deprive him of victory in the Belgian Grand Prix two weeks earlier, averaged 108.766 mph to win the Grand Prix of France at Rouen. He edged Graham Hill by 35 seconds in taking the second major Formula I race of his nine-year career (he won the same race in 1962). World Champion Driver Jim Clark, winner of this year's Dutch and Belgian Grand Prix, led the field for the first half of the race, before retiring with an oil leak.

Don Branson of Champaign, Ill. broke A. J. Foyt's string of nine straight sprint and championship class victories when he averaged 85.104 mph around the five-eighths-mile track at Indianapolis Raceway Park to win the US AC 100-lap sprint-car race. Foyt, who lost 10 minutes when he had to cool off his foot in a pail of water (dripping grease had burned it), finished 11th in the 22-car field.

SWIMMING—At an international meet in Groningen, The Netherlands, four Dutch girls—Ria Van Velsen, Klenie Bimolt, Ada Kok and Erika Terpstra—splashed to a women's world record of 4:39.1 in the 400-meter medley relay. The time was a full second off the mark set two years ago by an East German team.

TENNIS—In an all- Stanford University singles final, second-seeded JANE ALBERT relied on her strong forehand shots to defeat top-seeded Julie Heldman 8-10, 7-5, 6-3 for the women's national collegiate championship in Greensboro, N.C. Miss Albert, whose net game is exceptional, inherits some of her speed and agility from her father, Frankie, Stanford's two-time All-America quarterback (1940-41).

TRACK & FIELD—In a thrilling finish that saw four men break the U.S. record, Loyola of Chicago's TOM O'HARA outlasted Dyrol Burleson to win the 1,500-meter run in 3:38.1 at the national AAU championships in New Brunswick. N.J. (see page 22). O'Hara, who had lost to the Oregonian in their six previous meetings, had to slash 1.2 seconds off Cary Weisiger's U.S. record of 3:39.3 to beat him. Burleson finished in 3:38.8, followed by Jim Grelle (3.38.9) and Wichita schoolboy Jim Ryun (3:39). Other meet champions were: BOB HAYES, 100 meters (10.3): HAYES JONES, 110-meter high hurdles (13.8); HENRY CARR, 200 meters (20.6); MIKE LARRABEE, 400 meters (46.0); BILLY HARDIN, 400-meter hurdles (50.1); JERRY SIEBERT, 800 meters (1:47.5); JEFF FISHBACK, 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:43.6); BOB SCHUL, 5,000 meters (13:56.2); PETE McARDLE, 10,000 meters (30:11); and RON ZINN, two-mile walk (13:48.6). Field events winners were: FRED HANSEN, pole vault (17 feet); RANDY MATSON, shotput (64 feet 11 inches); FRANK COVELLI, javelin (253 feet 7 inches); AL OERTER, discus (201 feet 1� inches); HAROLD CONNOLLY, hammer throw (226 feet 5� inches); ED CARUTHERS, high jump (7 feet 1 inch); RALPH BOSTON, broad jump (26 feet 7� inches); CHRIS MOUSIADES, triple jump (53 feet 1 inch).

As expected, Formosa's C. K. YANG placed first in the national AAU decathlon championships at Walnut, Calif., but his total score of 8.641 fell 480 points short of his own world record set last year. Paul Herman of the U.S. Army finished second with 7,794 points, and Don Jeisy of the Marine Corps came in third with 7,768.

WEIGHT LIFTING—At the European Championships in Moscow, Russia's VIKTOR KURENTSOV won the middleweight title with a world-record total lift of 981 pounds—11� better than the former mark held by his countryman. Alexander Kurynov—and Soviet Heavyweight YURI VLASOV increased by nearly 5� pounds Leonid Zhabotinsky's old world record with a total lift of 1,240.1.

WRESTLING—Led by individual champions Jim Raschke (heavyweight), Greg Ruth (154 pounds), Gray Simons (125.5 pounds) and Hiroaki Aoki (114.5 pounds), the NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB beat the 1963 Champion San Francisco Olympic Club for the freestyle team title at the five-day national AAU tournament in Singer Bowl at the World's Fair. Japan's Mitsuo Hara won the 138.5-pound division and, for the San Francisco team, Dan Brand (213.5 pounds) and Russ Camilleri (191.5 pounds) were individual titlists. In the Greco-Roman events the SAN FRANCISCO OLYMPIC CLUB retained its team title as Brand and Camilleri repeated in their divisions, and Ben Northrup took the 154-pound class. Other Greco-Roman individual champions were Rudy Williams of Detroit (171.5 pounds). Sam Boone of New York (138.5 pounds), Japan's Takao Ikeuchi (125.5 pounds), plus freestyle winners Raschke (heavyweight) and Aoki (114.5 pounds).

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