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August 22, 1966
BOATING—PAUL ELVSTROM of Denmark skippered his Web III to the 5.5-meter world championship with five firsts and two seconds in the seven-race competition at Skovshoved, Denmark.
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August 22, 1966

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BOATING—PAUL ELVSTROM of Denmark skippered his Web III to the 5.5-meter world championship with five firsts and two seconds in the seven-race competition at Skovshoved, Denmark.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES—KIPCHOGE KEINO of Kenya won both the mile (3:55.3) and three-mile runs; WENDELL MOTTLEY, the former Yale sprinter, anchored TRINIDAD-TOBAGO's mile-relay team to a world-record clocking of 3:02.8 (1.7 seconds better than the mark held jointly by two U.S. teams); and British Empire swimmers set 13 world records, including nine by Australians, of which two were by Aussie Peter Reynolds, as the British Empire and Commonwealth Games ended in Kingston, Jamaica (page 56).

FOOTBALL—The TEXAS high school all-stars defeated Pennsylvania for the second straight year as Quarterbacks Joe Norwood (completed eight of 13 passes for 173 yards and two TDs) and James Street (seven of 13 for 152 yards and two TDs) passed them to a 34-2 victory in Hershey, Pa.

GOLF—MRS. DON R. CARNER, the former Jo-Anne Gunderson, of Seekonk, Mass., defeated Mrs. J. Douglas Streit of Willowdale, Ont. on the 41st hole to win the 66th Women's Amateur Championship in Sewickley, Pa. (page 54).

Mason Rudolph, who had not won a tournament in more than two years, birdied the 15th hole of the final round to dissolve a tie with defending champion Jack Nicklaus and went on to win the $100,000 Thunderbird Classic at the Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, N.J., with a 72-hole score of 278. Nicklaus was second by a stroke.

Kathy Whitworth scored her third straight tournament victory when she won the Lady Carling Open in Baltimore with a 54-hole score of 214, three shots better than Peggy Wilson. It was Miss Whitworth's sixth win this season, and it increased her earnings to $22,777, tops on the LPGA Tour.

HARNESS RACING—POLARIS ($4.80), driven by George Sholty, won the first leg of trotting's Triple Crown with an easy 2�-length victory over Governor Armbro in the $123,375 Yonkers Futurity Trot at Yonkers, N.Y. (page 52).

In the Mayor's Cup Pace at Yonkers BRET HANOVER ($2.40) beat Tactile by 2� lengths and Cardigan Bay by 3 in a win-betting-only race.

HORSE RACING—NATASHKA ($7.60) won the $56,850 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga when the stewards decided that favored Lady Pitt, the apparent winner, had interfered with Natashka and Jockey Willie Shoemaker during the stretch run of the mile-and-one-quarter race for 3-year-old fillies.

PENTATHLON—MRS. PAT WINSLOW won the official rerun of the National AAU Women's Pentathlon with 4,496 points in Millbrae, Calif. Mrs. Winslow originally lost the competition two weeks earlier, then was declared the winner a week later when her team, the Millbrae Lions Club, protested the eligibility of the original winner, Denise Paschal. Claiming she didn't want to gain her sixth championship in that manner, Mrs. Winslow insisted on the rerun and beat Miss Paschal by 112 points.

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