Marjorie Larney, strong-armed New Yorker, set her sights high, zoomed javelin 173 feet 7 inches to spear new U.S. record in intercity AAU meet at Philadelphia (May 5).
Vitezslav Svozil, the free-wheeling Czech, bounced through 100-meter breaststroke in 1:12.7, fastest ever for 50-meter pool, at Piestany, Czechoslovakia (May 1).
Tellarian, lightly regarded 4-year-old gelding, zipped mile and 70 yards in 1:38[4/5] to win $29,700 Valley Forge Handicap by three lengths at Garden State, easily lopped fifth of second off Swaps' world record (May 4).
Iron Liege, carrying Calumet's colors alone when stablemate Gen. Duke turned up with sore hoof, took command in stretch, held off Gallant Man to win 83rd Kentucky Derby by nose in photo finish (see page 12).
Lori-El made first stakes win big one with decisive 4-length victory in $42,350 Kentucky Oaks (filly equivalent of Derby) at Churchill Downs.
Sugar Ray Robinson, no great shakes as song-and-dance man, proved to be first-class magician, pulling electrifying left hook out of once-bulging bag of tricks to catch bullnecked Gene Fullmer flush on chin in fifth for clean knockout to win middleweight title for fourth time at Chicago (see page 24).
Unbeaten Heavyweights Eddie Machen and Roy Harris extended their streaks but neither gave barnstorming Champion Floyd Patterson cause for concern. Machen shook up jaded ex-Light-Heavyweight Champion Joey Maxim for 10 rounds to win decision at Louisville for his 21st straight (see page 59); Harris, Li'l Abner-type from Cut and Shoot, Texas, climbed off canvas to take 10-round split decision from lethargic Bob Baker at Houston for 20th in row.