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October 18, 1954

The Wonderful World Of Sport

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10,000-METER WALK: Joe Pear-man was U.S. walk champion at 3 and 7 miles, won silver medal in 1920 Olympics.

50,000-METER WALK: Ernest Crosbie won A.A.U. Walk title in 1936, kept walking, was 12th in '48 games.

HIGH JUMP: Walter Davis, played college basketball, set Olympic jump record, later world mark of 6 ft. 11� in.

POLE VAULT: Bob Richards, minister and all-round track athlete, vaulted 14 ft. 11� in. for mark in 1952.

DISCUS THROW: Sim Iness surprised in 1952 with toss of 180 ft. 6� in. for Olympic record and gold medal.

HAMMER THROW: John Flanagan won gold medal in Paris, 1900, St. Louis, '04, London, '08, died in Ireland in '38.

JAVELIN THROW: Cy Young, never National champion, set Olympic record with his winning heave in 1952.

SHOT PUT: Parry O'Brien, first man to put shot 60. ft., set Olympic record of 57 ft. 1� in. in 1952.

HOP, STEP & JUMP: Myer Prinstein, who won in 1900 and 1904, was only man ever to take this title twice.

800 METERS: Mai Whitfield won in both 1948 and 1952, each time was clocked in the Olympic record time of 1:49.2.

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