DAMSELS IN DISTRESS
A princess with a tight slipper, a queen with a fractious filly, a lady golfer in a trap, members of a girdle-wearing generation listening to fitness injunctions—these were some of the engaging camera subjects in the world of sport last week. Their predicaments were, for the most part, fleeting. The princess—secretly, she thought—slipped her foot out of the shoe to delicious freedom, the queen's firm and patient hand prevailed over the unruly horse, and the lady golfer, head correctly down, eye on ball, shot clear.
Footsore Princess Margaret, escorted by Lord Porchester, 33 (he's married), airs a royal tootsy on Derby Day at Epsom.
Composed Queen Elizabeth resolutely hauls her skittish Oaks Stakes victor Carrozza (and Jockey Lester Piggot) by lead strap to Epsom Downs winner's circle.
Rapt clubwomen get a fitness demonstration from Bonnie Prudden, 43, and mother of two, at Asheville, N.C. club convention.
Woozy Yola Ramirez, hit by tennis ball in doubles finals of Paris tournament, is comforted by Rosa Maria Reyes. Girls lost.
Imperturbable veteran Louise Suggs blasts out of trap in the opening round of Ladies PGA tournament at Pittsburgh's Churchill Valley CC.
WHITE WATER SCRAMBLE
Drifting downstream in a canoe can be a dreamy glide with cushions and mandolin or the splash and scramble that occurs during the weekend each spring when the Buck Ridge Ski Club canoeists tackle Pennsylvania's Lehigh Gorge and play "river roulette" against rocks, current and a boiling spray which guarantees a fast swim for losers.
SOAKING IN A CHUTE
Halfway down Lehigh Gorge, experienced paddlers Don Rupp and Janet Laue are caught by Robert Halmi's camera as they attempt to take SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S Mort Lund through tricky chute. Caught amidships by standing wave, the trio rolls into rapids. As they bob downriver, Ned Love, behind beached canoe (background), readies rescue rope for throw to midstream.
ROCKING IN THE RAPIDS
Churning torrents of Lehigh Gorge call for fast paddling, good balance. At left, Pat Told applies cross-draw to bring canoe and Partner Jeff Wilhoyte around rock, while Bob McNair and Newell Good (center) balance canoe through huge standing waves. At right, Don Rupp back-paddles and Janet Laue uses pry-away to swing canoe sharp left in swift-running current.