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Gloria Sanchez, a Pan American World Airways stewardess who had never fished before, was surprised when she landed an 81-pound amberjack on 30-pound test line oil Islamorada, Fla., was even more amazed to learn her catch bettered the world record.

Kenneth Hanson, a self-possessed 6-year-old from Coon Rapids, Mich., took advantage of having his first pair of bowling shoes by rolling a 132. A member of the Bantam League, he uses a 10-pound ball and competes against boys whose ages range from 8 to 12.

Nicholas Maron, 37, member of Montreal's Francs-Amis Snow-shoe Club, in Hartford, Conn, for the International Snowshoe Convention, covered a live-mile forced march over an ice-encrusted course at Colt's Park in 38.5 to break his own world record for the distance.

Margo Michaelis, 16, of Hollywood, Fla., sank putts of 12, 18 and 25 feet to put herself and teammate Nancy Roth into an 18-hole playoff at the annual women's international four-ball golf tournament, where they upset Phyllis Preuss and Jean Ashley 2 and 1.

Tom Gray, 18, a high school senior in Bloomington, Minn., defeated defending champion and former Olympian Floyd Bedbury to take the men's title in the National Outdoor Speed Skating meet in St. Paul, and has been named to the U.S. Olympic team.

Steve Hammond, 17, high school senior in Berkeley, Calif., whose forte is the lonely sport of distance cycling, increased his hopes of making the Pan American Games team by defeating the U.S. 100-km. champion, Bob Tetzlaff, in a 54-mile race.