Sport: Wonderful Whale

Early birds at the New York Athletic Club games in Manhattan's Madison Square Garden last week knew just the man to watch. Down there among the "whales" whirling in their 7-ft. circle and heaving the 16-lb., leather-covered shot, Air Force Lieutenant Parry O'Brien showed a style all his own. The hefty (6 ft. 3 in., 235 Ibs.) Californian turned his back to the toeboard, spun completely around before he put the shot with explosive energy. The results were astonishing: 57 ft. 11¾ in. (good enough to win right from the start), then 59 ft. 4½ in. After a momentary lapse with...

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