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MOTOR SPORTS—England's STIRLING MOSS, competing for the first time since his near-fatal accident six weeks before in the Belgian Grand Prix (he suffered two broken legs and numerous injuries), steered his Lotus over the 75-kilometer Swedish International course at Karlskoga in 41:08.8, easily defeated Sweden's Joakim Bonnier, driving a Maserati.
SHOOTING—ARMY SERGEANT WILLIAM B. BLANKENSHIP, 30, of Richlands, Va. out-popped 1,962 marksmen with .22-, .38-and .45-caliber pistols to win the National Pistol championship at Camp Perry, Ohio. His total—2,636 points out of a possible 2,700—was a record.
SWIMMING—After four days of record breaking in Detroit (see page 54), the U.S. Olympic team was set—men: 100-METER FRKHSTYLE, Lance Larson, Bruce Hunter; 400-METER FREESTYLE, Alan Somers, Eugene Lenz; 1,500-METER FREESTYLE, Somers, George Breen; 800-METER FREESTYLE RELAY, Richard Blick, Steve Clark, William Darnton, Jeff Farrell, George Harrison, Thomas Winters; 100-METER BACKSTROKE, Robert Bennett, Frank McKinney; 200-METER BUTTERFLY, Mike Troy, David Gillanders;200—METERBREASTSTROKE,William Mulliken, Paul Hait; 3-METER SPRINGBOARD DIVE, Sam Hall, Gary Tobian; 10 METER PLATFORM DIVE, Tobian, Robert Webster. Women: 100-METER FREESTYLE, Chris von Saltza, Carolyn Wood; 400-METER FREESTYLE, Miss von Saltza, Carolyn House; 400-METER FREESTYLE RELAY, Susan Doerr, Joan Spillane, Shirley Stobs, Molly Botkin, Donna de Varona, Sylvia Ruuska; 100-METER BACKSTROKE, Lynn Burke, Nina Harmar; 100-METER BUTTERFLY, Miss Wood, Carolyn Schuler; 200-METER BREASTSTROKE, Ann Warner, Patty Kempner; 3-METER SPRINGBOARD DIVE, Paula Jean Myers Pope, Patsy Willard; 10-METER PLATFORM DIVE, Mrs. Pope, Juno Stover.
The AUSTRALIANS, at their own Olympic trials in Townsville, broke four world relay records, and MARILYN WILSON set a new world mark of 2:37.2 in the women's 220-yard backstroke.
Murray Rose squared off with multiple world record holder John Konrads, beat him in three of four freestyle races. Rose won the 220-yard, 400-and 1,500-meter tests, Konrads the 440 yards on the final day.
TRACK & FIELD—Iron Curtain women warmed up the Olympics with world record efforts in the broad jump and javelin throw. In the Olympic trials at Erfurt, East Germany's HILDRUN CLAUS bounded 21 feet to break by two inches the four-year-old broad-jump mark held by Poland's Elzbieta Krzesinka. In Leningrad, Russia's ELVIRA OZOLINA sailed her javelin out 194 feet 4� inches to erase her own mark of 193 feet 7.
WRESTLING—After week-long trials at Norman, Okla. the U.S. was ready with its two Olympic squads, eight men on the freestyle team, eight on the Greco-Roman team. But the only grapplers given a chance for a medal at Rome are 125� pound Freestyler Terry McCann of Tulsa, 114� pound Dick Wilson of Toledo in the Greco-Roman event.
MILEPOST—DIED: MARINE LIEUT. ROBERT ALLEN GUTOWSKI, 25, La Jolla, Calif., holder of the listed world record in the pole vault; in an automobile accident at Oceanside, Calif. In 1957 Gutowski, a lean, narrow-shouldered senior at Occidental College, broke Cornelius Warmer-dam's 15-year-old record with a vault of 15 feet 8� then six weeks later cleared 15 feet 9� only to have this world mark disallowed on a technicality. That summer it seemed a certainty that Gutowski, who combined fine speed with flawless form, would lead the pole-vaulting assault on 16 feet, but he was hampered by leg injuries and never regained his touch, even failing to make this year's Olympic team.