Mike Wolk, Colgate sophomore from New York City, pocketed assortment of medals at Tel Aviv, winning 400-meter freestyle and 200-meter butterfly, placing second in 1,500-meter freestyle, third in 100-meter freestyle; but Israel won swimming title with 114 points to 112� for U.S. and South Africa. U.S. won basketball championship, outscoring Israel 79-62 in final game. Among other American winners: Rina Mendelson of East Meadow, L.I., women's diving; Byron Krieger of Detroit, men's sabre title.
Ken Rosewall, sophomore member of barnstorming pro circus, found scrambling Pancho Segura (upset winner over World Champion Pancho Gonzales in semifinal) more than he bargained for in first set but steadied down to win 1-6, 6-3,6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in tournament at London's Wembley Stadium. Early casualty: Lew Hoad, who was eliminated by Bossman Jack Kramer in first round. Asked why he knocked out his major attraction, Kramer snorted: "The best player wins on the night; we just don't arrange these things."
Belmont made history with nation's first two $100,000-plus races in same day (see page 42). Mrs. Jan Burke's 5-year-old bay Dedicate, never a winner but always in purse money in nine previous Belmont starts, stayed with top-rated Gallant Man and second-choice Bold Ruler until Willie Hartack shot him through on rail to win $106,100 Woodward Stakes by 1� lengths; George D. Widener's 2-year-old Jester, smooth-striding son of Tom Fool, showed he was worthy of his sire, pulling away from Misty Flight in stretch to finish first in $114,705 Futurity while highly touted but wearying Alhambra barely saved third place from Llangollen Farm's fast-closing Crasher.
Swoon's Son, gifted 4-year-old with eye on year's handicap honors, moved to front under Dave Erb, stretched his talented legs when challenged by Mahan to click off track record 1:48[4/5] for 1? miles in $40,300 charles W. Bidwill Memorial Handicap at Hawthorne and boost his lifetime earnings to $742,330.
TRACK & FIELD
England, going it alone against Poland, watched its chances fritter away when first Derek Ibbotson failed in 1,500 meters and then track-weary Gordon Pirie fell behind in 5,000 meters, got necessary winning boosts from Ken Wood at shorter distance, surging surprise victory by George Knight, hunch-shouldered 24-year-old architect, over longer route to edge visitors 80-77 at London's White City stadium.
Yvon Durelle, wild-swinging Baie Ste. Anne, N.B. fisherman who wears his British Empire light-heavyweight crown lightly but has been mentioned as possible challenger for World Champion Archie Moore, laughed off German Heavyweight Willi Besmanoff's best left jabs, connected with enough roundhouse rights and lefts to take 10-round decision at Detroit (see below). Announced Durelle, who is more interested in catching mackerel than in boxing: "I'm going to fight Moore next, nobody but Moore." Predicted disgusted Besmanoff: "Archie would knock him out within five rounds."
Joey Giardello, carefully nursing his No. 5 middleweight ranking, fiddled with newcomer Bobby Lane for six listless rounds, finally took 1,220 restless customers (and Lane) out of their misery when he unloaded barrage of punches to win by TKO in seventh at Cleveland.