Toni Sailer, handsome Austrian ski star with movie ambitions, has been cast in role of cliff hanger by FIS, must wait until they decide if he is able actor before ruling on his amateur standing (see page 25).
Vasily Kuznetsov, lean but durable 26-year-old Russian, bettered American Rafer Johnson's times and distances in six events, scored 8,013 points for new world decathlon record in meet at Krasnodar (May 18).
Andy Phillip, handy-Andy of Illinois' 1943 "whiz kids," later one of NBA's top playmakers with Philadelphia, Fort Wayne, Boston, was Owner Ben Kerner's choice to coach St. Louis Hawks, signed for "over $11,000."
Ed Shay, 32, design engineer from Chester, Pa., got his biggest thrill in ABC tournament at Syracuse, N.Y., rolling 300 game to lead singles with 733, predicted: "I'm afraid I won't bowl as well in the future."
Dave Mills, Canadian-born Lakewood (Ohio) H.S. senior, who will soon become U.S. citizen, had little time for dawdling as he sprinted 440 in 46.6, a new national high school record, in state meet at Columbus (May 24).
Jack Mokluk, broad-shouldered husky from Philadelphia's Bishop Neumann H.S., bent energetically to his task, paddled off with senior singles sculling title in record 6:11.5 in schoolboy championships on Schuylkill.
George H. (Pete) Bostwick Jr., son of polo star, has made name of own as New England college golf champ, tennis captain, hockey star, won Stabile Cup as Middlebury's outstanding senior athlete.