Sport: Brand-New Hagg

Brand-New Hägg

Off-again, on-again Gunder ("The Wunder") Hägg finally arrived in the U.S. last week. He did not swim over, as Manhattan newsmen had been suggesting he must be doing, during their month-long vigil at the docks; the speedy Swede came on a slow freighter, and he had sore feet from training-trots he made on the boat's steel decks.

As long-haired and hollow-cheeked as ever, 157-lb. Gunder the Wunder had added an American "O.K." to his vocabulary and, more important, he had a brand-new public-relations approach. Far from being the uncooperative, stubborn Swede who visited...

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