Sport: Scoreboard, Aug. 31, 1953

¶ In Bern, Switzerland, Alberto Ascari, Italy's brilliant racing driver, deftly steered his Ferrari to victory in the 294.7-mi. Swiss Grand Prix. Ascari covered the corkscrew course in 3 hours, 1 min. 34.4 sec., at an average speed of 94.3 m.p.h.

¶ In Pasadena, Calif., Fortune Gordien, competing in a John Muir College track and field meet, broke his own official world mark in the discus throw with a prodigious toss of 194 ft. 6 in.—bettering the old record by 7 ft. 7 in.

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