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Robie Finishes in Fourth Place

U.S. Places First in 10,000-Meter Run In 400-Meter Individu

al Medley

By The Associated Press
TOYKO-Lean, crew-cut Billy
Mills, a Marine lieutenant from
Coffeyville, K a n., outsprinted
world record-holder Ron Clarke
of :Australia over the last three
laps and turned in one of the big-
gest upsets in the history of the
Olympic Games yesterday when
he won the 10;000-meter run.
Mills, considered far out of his

class against one of the greatest
fields ever put together, became
the first American ever to win
this Olympic event. ,
The 5-foot-9 first lieutenant
had stayed with the leaders all the
way, forged into the lead with
five laps to go on the six-mile
plus test of courage and endurance
and raced home in an Olympic
record time of 28 minutes, 24.4

Clarke was second and Mohamed
Gamoudi of Tunisa an unexpected
Third U.S. Gold Medal
The victory provided the United
States with its third gold medal
and 11th medal in all for the
Mills, who was considered only
the No. 2 man on the U.S. team,
took up the slack caused when
reed-slim Gerry Lindgren, the 18-

year-old sensation from Spokane, Hayes, the only man to run 100
Wash., suffered a twisted ankle yards in 9.1 seconds, thus became1
only 48 hours before the race was the only man to break the 10-
scheduled to start. second barrier in the longer 100
The victory, a shocker that meters, once considered virtually
ranks along with the triumph of impossible.
America's Horace Ashenfelter in Hayes was off to a lightning
the 3,000-meter steeplechase in start-possibly the best he hasI
1952, was the first since 1908 for ever had-and won by about two
the United States at the greater yards.
distances. Harry Jerome of Canada, con-
Lindgren competed, though hob- sidered one of the biggest threats
bling badly on his. twisted right to Hayes' cherished title of
ankle, but could not run his race "World's Fastest Human," took
and finished well back in the the second heat in 10.3 while Me]
pack. Pender, an Army sergeat from At-
Mills and Clarke dueled most of lanta, Ga., fell down after the end
the way. of the race, apparently with a
Then, on the curve of the final pulled muscle.
lap, it appeared that Clarke was 400-Meter Hurdles
going to pull away from Mills. Half The Americans got off to a fast
way around the curve Clarke had a start in the men's 400-meter
five-yard lead but as they came hurdles qualifying round when
into the stretch they ran into a Rex Cawley of Los Angeles won

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By The Associated Press France's Christine Caron. Ginney
Duenkel of West Orange, N.J.,
TOKYO - Michigan sophomore was third in 1:08.0 and Nina Har-
Carl Robie, who set an Olympic mar of Philadelphia fifth in 1:09.4
record in qualifying first for the Confinhilaepi ftshoin1:94
finals of the 400-meter individual Cining a Ung dsowing i
medley, placed fourth in the finals =swimming,the United States girls'
yesterday. ;team won the first heat of the.
Dick Roth, a 17-year-old school 400-meter freestyle relay in 4:12.2.
boy from Atherton, Calif., won Jeanne Hallock, Arcadia, Calif.;
the event with a world record Erika Bricker, Visalia, Calif.;
clocking of 4:45.4 which was also Lynne Allsup, Bloomington, Calif.,
the new Olympic record. Roy and Patience Sherman, Upper
Saari of El Segundo, Calif., was Montclair, N.J., led throughout
second in a time of 4:47.1. Ger- a, x"- .. :
*many's Gerhard Hentz was third .
and Robie was fourth in 4:51.4.
Robie's time was .6 of a second .
below his Olympic record time in
the qualifying heats.'
Roth had been wrapped In ice
packs Saturday after an appendi-:
citis attack so he could compete 1
in the heats the next day. But he:
said he was not bothered in the.
finals yesterday. ..
"I decided to put the thought of"
my appendicitis attack out of my **
mind," he said. "I just didn't think.
about it. I was determined to gol
for a gold medal and a world
Another Chance:
Although Robie was, frustrated'
in winning in this event, he will .
have another chance in the 200- .
meter butterfly which starts to- ;:::. ., ::..;.
dy. Hasar scheduled for late "' : a : :, : '
tonight semi-finalfs for rrow
and the finals for late Saturday "
night. Robie has recorded the *- : .<::
third fastest time ever clocked in ! '>=
this event. .a..
Ken Sitzberger, coached by
Michigan diving mentor Dick Kim- CHET JASTREMSKI
ball, added another gold medal for
the United States when he won
the men's springboard diving! I

and raced their way into the eight-
team final. Sweden was second in
4:13.5 with the Netherlands third
in 4:14.8.
One of the biggest surprises,
however, was the excellent per-
formance of Lesley Bush, a 17-
year-old Princeton, N.J., high
school who took the lead after
four preliminary dives from the
high board with 53.78 points.
Two- Jme Olympic springboard
champion and defending high
board champion Ingrid Kramer-
Engel of Germany, was third, with
a Russian, Galena Alekseeva,
jumping from 14th to second.
World record holder Donna de
Varona of Santa Clara, Calif.,
easily won the fourth heat of the
women's individual medley in
5:24,2. There was noo ne close
to Miss de Varona at the finish,
Mariana Heemskerk of Holland
coming home more than 14 ec-
onds later.
The U.S. swimming team set an
Olympic record in the men's 400
meters medley relay, winning the
second preliminary heat in 4:05.1.
The team included Rich McGeagh
of Glendale, Calif., and Walt Rich-
ardson of Hinsdale, Ill., who help-
ed set the world record of 4:00.1
last year.
McGeagh led off. with. the back-
stroke and built up a commanding
lead. Virgil Luken of Minneapolis'
went next with the breaststroke,
Richardson followed with the but-
terfly and Bob Bennett of Long
Beach, Calif., finished with the



event. _1

the Olympics as he won the 10,
Mills (722), a lieutenant in the
in finishing with a time of 28 m
was Mohamed Gamoudi (615) of
bunch of stragglers who had beer
Clarke was forced out into the
Ifourth lane to escape the traffi
jam. Mills, meanwhile, founds
hole on the inside but ran into
trouble there. He swerved to thi
outside and caught Clarke as he
faed in the stretch with 30 yard
. to gc.
100-Meter Dash
Bulky Bob Hayeshurled hip
hYusky 190 pounds over the .100
meters in a world record time of
9.9 seconds yesterday in winnin
the first semifinal heat of th
event in the Tokyo Olympi

Sitzberger, an Indiana sopho-{
more, was third going into the
final found but put on a dazzling
display of free diving and won the
r.springboard competition with a
-Associated Press otal of 159.50 points. It was the
United States' 10th straight vic-
the biggest upsets in the history of tory' in the event.
000-meter run in Tokyo yesterday. Frank Gorman, a Naval officer
U.S. Marines, earned a gold medal from New York who had led all the
ninutes, 24.4 seconds. Placing third way, finished second with 157.63j
f Tunisia. points and Larry Andreason of
Los Alamitos, Calif., was third
n the second heat in 50.8 seconds. with 143.77 points.
Billy Hardin of Baton Rouge, 200-Breaststroke
La., whose father won the 400 Only two of three Americans
e meter hurdles at" Berlin in 1936, moved into the finals of the men's
c took the fifth and last heat easily 200-meter breaststroke. Chet, Jas-
o in :51.3. tremski, former Indiana swimmer,
.Jay Luck of Watertown, Mass.,. won the first semi-final heat in
e who had been ill with mononu- 2:31.1, well off his world record
ej cleosis that had threatened to time of 2:28.2.
s keep him off the team, also quali- Teammate Wayne Anderson of
fled with a third-place finish of Santa Clara, Calif., finished right
51.7 in the third heat won by Wil- behind him in 2:32.6, gaining one
sfrid Gerooms of Belgium in 51.2. of the eight final berths. However',
o All thiee Americansmoved into Tom Trethewey of Pittsburgh fail-
Today's semi-finals along with ed to join Jastremski and Ander-
. Italy's Salvatore Morale, the son when he placed fifth in the
eworld's co-record holder, who cap- heat in the time of 2:34.5.
tured the fourth heat in :51.1. The two Americans will be up
804 Meter Run against three Russians in the
The United States' chances in'fials. Among the other three-
the 804meters suffered a serious swimmers will be Australia's Ian
blow when Morgan Groth of Mar- O'Brien who broke the Olympic
tinez, Calif., failed to qualify for record in winning the second
the semi-finals. Groch led with heat in 2:28.7.
about 50 meters to go in the World Records
third heat but pulled up lame in The U.S. men's 400-meter free-
trdeat but punled uplae in style relay team broke the world
stretch and finished sixth in record with a 3:33.2, clocking in
A U.S. track official said Groth beating Germany and Australia.
apparently suffered a colapse of The team was composed of St'eve
happar entlysufferedoGray'sofClark of Los Altos, Calif.; Mike
his Achilles tendon. Germany's Austin of Rochester, N.Y.; Gary
Manfred Kinder wn the heat in Ilman of San Jose, Calif., and
1:49.5. 100-meter champion Don Schol-
Tom Farrell of .Forest HillsLneofakOseoCr.
N.Y., placed second in the first lander of Lake Oswego, Ore.
heat with a time of 1:48.9. Wilson Cathy Ferguson of Burbank,
Kiprugut of Kenya ran it in 1:47.8. Calif., bettered thecworld 100
Farrell goes into the semifinals meter backstroke record with a
Farel ges nt te smiinls1:07.7 clocking while nipping
along with Jerry Siebert of Willits, 7
Calif., who finished second to
world record holder Peter Snell of! COreS
New Zealand in the fourth heat.
Snell won in 1:49 with Siebert NHL
finishing in 1:49.2. Chicago 3, Boston 0
Two-time gold medal winner Al ! i_.__ Bs__
Oerter set an Olympic record in
qualifying rounds of the discusI
throw with a toss of 198' 7%/2" as' WE EED
he broke his own record of
194' 2". TYPISTS and STENOS!
Fellow Americans Jay Silvesterj
and Dave Weill also made the 12 Kelly Girl Service, Inc.
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In the women's 100-meter dashc
Edith McGuire, Wyomia Tyus, and 662-5559
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the second round as all three ##_ ____
American girls won their respec- -
tive heats.
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