BICYCLING—After gaining the lead on the 17th day, Frenchman JACQUES ANQUETIL pedaled on to edge countryman Raymond Poulidor by 55 seconds overall for his fourth straight triumph in the 23-day Tour de France. It was a record fifth victory for the rugged blond bicyclist, who first won the race as a 23-year-old rookie in 1957 (he celebrated his 30th birthday during this year's Tour). His total time was 127 hours 9 minutes 44 seconds for the arduous 2,833-mile road test that winds through six countries and covers two mountain ranges—the Alps and the Pyrenees.
BOATING—On Alamitos Bay off Long Beach, Calif., LOWELL NORTH of San Diego, three-time world champion in the Star class, won the Dragon class Olympic trials and the skipper's berth for Tokyo. Assisted by his crew of Dick Deaver and Chuck Rogers, both of San Diego, North sailed to four first places, a second and a third on the 10.8-mile Olympic course to win with 8,108 points.
BOWLING—BOB THIEL, 32, a public utility employee from Hobart, Ind., came out on top of 15,872 competitors with a score of 1,684 to win the $30,000 first prize in Chicago's seven-month-long Petersen Classic. Tied for second place with 1,657 were Joe Etten of McHenry, Ill. and Clarence Biermann of Sullivan, Mo., each of whom earned $11,250. Thiel, recalling the night of February 8 when he rolled his winning eight-game series (202-200-239-215-196-222-200-210), said: "When I lined up to start on the midnight squad I couldn't move forward. I froze. Finally I decided to take some knee bends and that's how I got started."
Carmen Salvino of Chicago made a strike in the final frame to overcome Ray Bluth of St. Louis and win the first prize of $3,000 in the Professional Bowlers Association $24,000 Rockford, Ill. Open. Billy Hardwick of San Mateo, Calif. finished in second place.
BOXING—In a mild upset at Madison Square Garden, JOHNNY BIZZARRO of Erie, Pa. danced, hooked and jabbed his way to a unanimous 10-round decision over seventh-ranked lightweight Frankie Narvaez of New York. The victory for Bizzarro, the top-ranking junior lightweight, extended his career record to 47 wins against 8 losses and two draws.
FENCING—The U.S. Olympic team of 14 men and five women was chosen after the three-day final trials in New York, with LAWRENCE ANASTASI of Philadelphia making the 20-berth squad in both the foil and �p�e events. Six team members were also 1960 Olympians, and two others—saber fencers ATTILA KERESTES and EUGENE HAMORI—were on the 1956 Hungarian team that won a gold medal at Melbourne. The repeaters are: Lieut. ALFONSO MORALES, saber; DAVE MICAHNJK, �p�e; ALBERT AXELROD and GENE GLAZER, men's foil; and HARRIET KING and JANICE LEE ROMARY, women's foil. Others selected are: ROBERT BLUM and TOMAS ORLEY, saber; FRANK ANGER, LESLIE BLEAMASTER and PAUL PESTHY, �p�e; HERBERT COHEN and EDWIN RICHARDS, men's foil; and TOMMY ANGELL, ANNE DRUNGIS and DENISE O'CONNOR, women's foil.
GOLF—Louisville's BOBBY! NICHOLS, 28, shot a three-under-par 67 on the final round for a record 271 and victory in the PGA Championship in Columbus, Ohio (see page 48). Jack Nicklaus, the defending champion, and Arnold Palmer finished in a tie for second with 274.
Ruth Jessen of Bonsall, Calif. shot a four-under-par 68 in the final round for a 54-hole total of 213 to win first prize in the $10,000 Yankee Open at Grand Blanc, Mich. Mickey Wright, trying to win her fourth consecutive victory, shot a 74 in the final round to finish second.
HARNESS RACING—Ralph Baldwin drove SPEEDY SCOT ($3.60) to victory in the $25,000 Galophone Trot at Yonkers Raceway, finishing 1� lengths ahead of Su Mac Lad, who finished a nose in front of third-place Duke Rodney.
In a field of nine 3-year-old fillies, Golden Gait Farm's GOLDEN MAKE IT ($6.20), guided by George Sholty, moved up from eighth in the second half mile to overcome Lively Rodney in the $35,131 Hudson Futurity Trot at Yonkers.