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Dawn Fraser, 18-year-old Australian lass, stoked up on four sugar-coated doughnuts, entered North Sydney 55-yard pool and broke world's oldest swimming record (1:4.6 100-meter women's freestyle mark set in 1936) with 1:4.5 clocking (Feb. 21). Feat was all the more remarkable because she swam 110 yards—23 inches farther than required length. Dawn came back like thunder at week's end to better two more world's freestyle standards, covering 200 meters in 2:20.6 and 220 yards in 2:21.2 (Feb. 25).
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Archie Moore, fleshy (197 pounds) light heavyweight champion, trudged after backward-reeling Howard King at San Francisco to score easy win in first bout since Rocky Marciano knocked him and his Sweet Science textbook for a loop last September.
Ben Green, 71-year-old British referee who gifted Peter Waterman with bizarre decision over Kid Gavilan (SI, Feb. 20), had his license revoked by Britain's Boxing Board of Control. Result will remain on record, however.
Youth shored up boxing's infirm frame with lively doings during week. Rising 24-year-old Heavyweight Johnny Summerlin beat Young Jack Johnson at Los Angeles; in Boston 141-pound Walt Byars, 21, befuddled Rookie of Year Bobby Murphy, handing him first loss; 161-pound Rory Calhoun, 21, remained unbeaten, TKOing Angelo Defendis at New York; Lightweight Ralph Dupas, 20, split-decisioned Hoacine Khalfi in New Orleans.