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Adios Harry, J. Howard Lyons' stylish 6-year-old brown pacer, stepped quickly across track from outside position to lead all the way in free-for-all pace at Roosevelt Raceway, captured $5,000 first prize to outstrip Trotter Pronto Don as biggest money winner in harness horse history by running career total to $334,510 (Sept. 7).
Tsuyoshi Yamanaka, Japanese distance swimmer who collected two silver medals at Melbourne Olympics, sawed through 800-meter freestyle in 9:25.5 at intercollegiate championship in Tokyo, smashed Ford Konno's six-year-old world mark by over five seconds (Sept. 6).
Takashi Ishimoto, silver medalist for Japan at Melbourne, captured 100-meter butterfly title in same meet with world-record clocking of 1:01.2, bettered Al Wiggins' former mark by .3 second (Sept. 8).
Malcolm Anderson, lanky 22-year-old Australian' though unheralded, unseeded, upset Dick Savitt, Sven Davidson on way to finals, then stunned top-seeded countryman Ashley Cooper in straight sets, 10-8, 7-5, 6-4, to win U.S. singles championship, add even brighter luster to Aussie tennis picture (see page 45).
Althea Gibson, 30-year-old Wimbledon champion from Harlem, reached self-styled "crescendo" in crushing Dorothy Knode in semifinal, turned on old rival Louise Brough in final round, 6-3, 6-2, to capture women's singles title.
Gene Fullmer, Utah's bull-rushing former middleweight champion, keynoted Fullmer Family Night before home-town crowd in West Jordan, national TV gathering, by pressing in, punching out 10-round decision over once-flashy Chico Vejar. On same card middleweight brother Don finished his opponent with KO in first round while welterweight brother Jay completed hat trick with second-round knockout. Victorious elder brother Gene looked forward eagerly to IBC-"promised" bout with winner of Basilio-Robinson title match on Sept. 23.
Off-again-on-again heavyweight fight between quick-handed, quick-legged Willie Pastrano and Roy Harris, Cut and Shoot, Texas schoolteacher, set back once previously due to Pastrano eye injury, received indefinite postponement this time when Texan claimed cut, infected eye.