In other waters the ladies performed just as well. KAREN MUIR, a 12-year-old South African competing in the British swimming championships in Blackpool, not only won three girls' events, an unprecedented feat for one her age, but she also set a world mark in the 110-yard backstroke (1:08.7) to become the youngest person ever to hold a major world record. ADA KOK of The Netherlands, who was second to Sharon Stouder in the 100-meter butterfly at the Tokyo Olympics, broke Miss Stouder's world record in that event with a 1:04.5 in a dual meet between Hungary and The Netherlands in Budapest. LINDA McGILL, lacking competition because of her suspension by the Australian Swimming Union, took on the English Channel and in her first attempt swam from Gris-Nez to Dover in 11 hours 12 minutes, the second fastest crossing by a woman and the sixth fastest on record.
TENNIS—Britain's MRS. ANN HAYDON JONES won a difficult match from America's first-ranked woman, Nancy Richey, 6-4, 9-7, and was voted the outstanding player of the Wightman Cup matches in Cleveland, but the U.S. squad retained the cup for the fifth straight year with five victories to Britain's two.
In a change of pace the Meadow Club invitation grass-court championship in Southampton, N.Y. produced an ail-American singles final between last year's winner, CHUCK McKINLEY, and Gene Scott of St. James, N.Y. McKinley dropped the first set but recovered to win 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 10-8. ROY EMERSON and FRED STOLLE, the top-ranked Australians who had been upset in early rounds of the singles, teamed to take the doubles 6-2, 4-6, 8-6, 6-4 from Roger Taylor and Mark Cox of Britain.
TRACK & FIELD—In the last event of their European tour the U.S. men's team defeated the West Germans 142-91, winning 16 of 21 events in Augsburg's Rosenau Stadium. The Americans had one-two sweeps in the 800-meter run (TOM FARRELL, 1:48.8), the 1,500 meter run ( JIM RYUN, 3:41.6), the 110-meter hurdles (BLAINE LINDGREN, 13.8), the 400-meter hurdles (RON WHITNEY, 50.2), the 200 meters ( ADOLPH PLUMMER, 20.8) and the shotput (JOHN McGRATH, 62 feet 3). BILLY MILLS beat German Distance Champion Lutz Philip by more than 100 meters in the 10,000 meters in 28:17.6 (only Ron Clarke has run it faster), and the U.S. 1,600-meter relay team, anchored by Rex Cawley, recorded the fastest time of the year (3:04.8). Gerry Lindgren and a limping Bob Schul finished second and fourth respectively to HA-RALD NORPOTH of Germany in the 5,000-meter run (13:47.8), and the U.S. 400-meter relay team pulled out their first victory of the tour (39.5). The Americans won seven of the eight field events.
The U.S. women's team, competing a day later in Munich, won seven of 11 events for a final score of 62-55, their first victory over West Germany in dual-meet competition. They swept the sprints as Olympic champions WYOMIA TYUS and EDITH McGUIRE took the 100 and 200 meters respectively in 11.4 and 23.1 and JANELL SMITH won the 400 in 54 seconds. Germany's ANTJE GLEICHFELD, running the 800 meters in 2:09.5, beat out Sandra Knott and left Marie Mulder far behind in fourth. WILLYE WHITE took the broad jump with a 21-foot-1�-inch leap and ran the opening leg of the winning 400-meter relay team (44.9). INGE SCHELL of Germany was clocked in the fastest 80-meter hurdles run by a German girl this year (10.7), and Cherrie Sherrard of the U.S., who was second, tied the American citizen's record of 10.8.
Russia's TAMARA PRESS extended her world discus record by 1 foot 3� inches to 195 feet 10 inches while qualifying for the Soviet Trade Union Games in Moscow.
WATER SKIING—CHUCK STEARNS OF Bell-flower, Calif. won the men's overall title for the sixth time at the 23rd national championships on Lake of the Isles, Minn. while DICKSIE ANN HOYT repealed as the women's champion.