DECATHLON: Bob Mathias was schoolboy when he won in 1948, grew up, set Olympic record in 1952.
Dauntless Coed Betty Richert of San Jose State led line of yelling, swirling cheerleaders during football game with the University of California at Berkeley. Girls rushed to the sidelines often to urge their team to hold back the powerful California running attack. As it turned out, however, Betty and her friends put on a far better performance than the players on the field, who managed to lose the game by the discouraging score of 45-0.
Winning driver Stirling Moss (seated in car) chatted with runner-up Mike Hawthorn after winning Grand Prix race at Aintree, England. Moss pushed Italian Maserati at 85.43 mph clip to take first place, but auto manufacturers were most impressed by showing of Hawthorn's newly designed Vanderwall Special, British hope for future Grand Prix.
Marching freshmen at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. trouped past Paradise Pond on way to Freshmen Day rowing exhibition. Ceremony was part of welcoming program put on by Smith Athletic Association to help new arrivals pick the sports they will follow during school year.
Straining Wrestler Yoshibayama (Lucky Leaves Mountain) won sumo match by hefting 380-pound rival Matsunobori (The Rising Pine) out of ring during championships in Tokyo. Foot outside rope automatically disqualified Matsunobori according to strict sumo code which demands contestants stay entirely within ring during match. Bouts begin with rivals bowing to each other—sometimes for 15 minutes-before simultaneous charges which usually end contest within few seconds.
Winning Jockey Rae Johnstone and mount Sica Boy posed for admirers after finishing first in Arc de Triomphe Stake, climactic feature of French racing season. Johnstone, veteran rider from Australia, held back Sica Boy during early going, then drove him through fine stretch run to win by one length.