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September 21, 1970
ARCHERY—Americans won three of the four titles in the world field archery championship finals in Rhondda, Wales. The freestyle events went to STEPHEN LIEBERMAN, 19, of Reading, Pa., and MRS. EUNICE SCHEWE of Rockford, Ill. The men's and women's bare-bow championships were won by ELMER MOORE of Newport News, Va. and MRS. SONJA JOHNASSON of Sweden.
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September 21, 1970

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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ARCHERY—Americans won three of the four titles in the world field archery championship finals in Rhondda, Wales. The freestyle events went to STEPHEN LIEBERMAN, 19, of Reading, Pa., and MRS. EUNICE SCHEWE of Rockford, Ill. The men's and women's bare-bow championships were won by ELMER MOORE of Newport News, Va. and MRS. SONJA JOHNASSON of Sweden.

FLYING—SHEILA SCOTT of London, piloting a Piper Comanche 260, averaged 172.6 mph on a 20-hour, 3,481.26-mile solo flight from New York City to Gatwick, Surrey to establish new world speed records for small planes in the general and feminine divisions.

GOLF—British Open champion JACK NICKLAUS recovered from a shaky start in the final round, fired three birdies over the closing nine at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, and won the $50,000 first prize in the World Series of Golf. His 36-hole total of 136 was three strokes better than PGA champ Dave Stockton and Masters winner Billy Casper, who won $11,250 each, and five better than U.S. Open champion Tony Jacklin, whose fourth-place finish earned him $5,000.

Joanne Gunderson Carner took her first tournament since turning pro when she won the first hole of a sudden-death playoff in the Wendell-West Open in Ocean Shores, Wash. Miss Carner, who received a check of $6,000, shot a three-under-par 69 on the final round of regulation play.

HARNESS RACING—DAYAN ($6.80), a 4-year-old bay driven by Billy Myer, won the mile-and-a-quarter Gotham Trot at Yonkers Raceway by three quarters of a length over Fresh Yankee, with Une de Mai third. The winner's time in the $50,000 event was 2:33[2/5].

HOPSCOTCH—Three Flint, Mich. teen-agers, PAUL SIEGEL, ROBERT McINNIS and JOHN JARRARD, added two hours, 40 minutes and 20 seconds to the listed world endurance record of 24 hours. Two other participants in the marathon dropped out in the early going because of sore legs and exhaustion. The old record had been set in 1968 by 10 college students in Britain.

HORSE RACING—Unbeaten NIJINSKY charged to victory in the $131,628 St. Leger Stakes in Doncaster, England, completing his conquest of the English Triple Crown (page 28).

Rocket Wrangler ($5.80), a 2-year-old colt bought for $6,000 by John R. Adams six months ago, won the world's richest horse race, the $670,000 All-American Futurity (for quarter horses) in Ruidoso, N. Mex. The winner's time in the 440-yard sprint was 20.09 seconds, to give him the $178,488 first prize by a nose over Bunny Bid.

Leading over the entire 1?-mile distance, DISTINCTIVE ($38) stayed strong at the finish to gain a half-length victory over Hydrologist in the Governor Nicholls at Belmont Park. For his fourth stakes victory of the year, Herbert Allen's 4-year-old earned $75,920 from a purse of $116,800. Plymouth finished third.

HORSE SHOW—ACE'S SENSATION, a 6-year-old stallion owned by Sugarload Farms of Atlanta, lived up to his name by taking the world championship at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn. to complete a comeback (following injuries to both front legs) in June.

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