ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.
Josh, now 16, broke three world records in the 123-pound class for 13- to 15-year-olds at the Southeastern Powerlifting Championships in Port Charlotte, Fla., in winning the deadlift (275 pounds), squat (235) and bench press (190). He also set a world record with his total of 700 pounds, which surpassed the old mark by 175 pounds.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLO.
Weiss, 29, became the first U.S. man to win a kayaking medal at the Whitewater Slalom World Championships, in Mezzana, Italy. Weiss, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in geology at the University of British Columbia, finished second to England's Richard Fox. Weiss won the overall title in the 1993 Champion International Whitewater Series.
Rachel, 16, the 1993 national champion in the 200-meter backstroke, won five gold medals at the Olympic Festival in San Antonio. She set festival records in each of her three individual events: the 100 backstroke, the 200 back and the 200 individual medley. She also was a member of two victorious relay teams.
Crawford, 44, an environmental-health consultant and a two-time world masters' triathlon champion, finished first in the 40- to 44-year-old division at the national amateur championships in Hammond, Ind. His combined time for the 1.5K swim, 40K bike ride and 10K run was 1:58:04. Crawford won the same age class at the 1991 nationals.
Benning, 28, won the Society of One-Armed Golfers World Championship in Seaford, England, by defeating Olivier Lecocq one up in the final. Benning, who works for a golf-equipment manufacturer, shot 80 and 81 to win the medal competition before advancing. He lost his left arm below the elbow to cancer at age 14.
Aristead Clayton Jr.
Clayton, a 23-year-old senior at Southern University, outpointed Mark Burse of St. Louis 30-20 to win the boxing gold medal in the 119-pound class at the Olympic Festival in San Antonio. The bout was a rematch of this year's national-championship bantamweight title fight, which Clayton also won.