Art Asbury, 36-year-old speedboat racer from Oxtongue Lake, Ont., thunderboated Jim Thompson's Rolls Royce-powered Miss Supertest II across foggy Lake Ontario near Picton at 184.499 mph average to break world record for propeller-driven hydros.
Roy Emerson, another of Australia's youth brigade, upset Ashley Cooper and Merv Rose on way to Queensland singles final at Brisbane, where he beat Neale Fraser 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, giving talent-rich Davis Cup selectors still one more name to ponder.
Mrs. Alfred J. Smithwick, sportswoman of Hyde, Md., sent her brush-jumping champion Crag out to do some timber-topping at Middleburg, Va., was pleased as punch when 9-year-old bay gelding outgalloped Coup de Vite in Chronicle Cup Steeplechase.
Emil (Bus) Mosbacher Jr., able Beach Point Yacht Club skipper who sailed his Susan to season, YRA, Bermuda series and Larchmont Race Week titles, was awarded four major prizes by International One-Design Class at Larchmont, N.Y.
Victor Denny, Seattle investment banker and head of Pacific Northwest Lawn Tennis Association, has been nominated for election as president of USLTA, to succeed New York's Renville McMann, at annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. Jan. 18.
Igor Novikof, swarthy-complexioned, long-haired Russian, won swimming and fencing events, was second in shooting, fifth in cross-country to gain individual title with 4,769 points, led Soviet to world pentathlon championship at Stockholm.