Florence Ray of Bermuda struggled eight hours 55 minutes with Allison's tuna off south shore of Bermuda, set women's world record when she landed 78-pound 12-ounce fish, surpassed the previous 42-pound mark held by Jean Meyer of Bermuda.
Bill Ezinicki, onetime Toronto Maple Leaf hockey star, now a golf pro at the Hill View CC in North Reading, Mass., won the Rhode Island Open golf championship for the third straight year, posted a 54-hole score of 211 at the Warwick (R.I.) CC.
Brenda Williams, 65-year-old grandmother and the wife of Colonel Vyvian Williams of the Inniskilling Dragoons, will represent Britain in equestrian dressage event at Olympic Games, considers age no handicap, says, "The horse ought to be older."
Frederick Lake, 11, 80-pound youngster from South Bend, Ind., topped a field of 168 entries from 38 states, became fourth straight Indiana boy to win All-America Soap Box Derby at Akron, Ohio, was rewarded with a $5,000 college scholarship.
Peaches Bartkowicz, 11, of Hamtramck, Mich., won the juvenile girls' singles 6-0, 6-0 in Canadian Junior Tennis Championships at Ottawa, teamed up with Nancy Hoehn, 10, of Hanover, N.H., to capture the juvenile girls' doubles 6-2, 6-1.
Hector Maestri, Charlotte (N.C.) South Atlantic League relief pitcher, did not give up a walk, a hit or a run in hurling nine consecutive innings of perfect baseball over a five-game span, went 16 consecutive innings before yielding his first hit.