Sport: Flying Fish of Fujiyama

There was no faster man in a swimming pool, said the experts, than Japan's phenomenal 21-year-old Hironoshin Furuhashi—unless it was Yale's phenomenal 20-year-old John Marshall of Australia. Ox-chested Furuhashi broke two world records in his visit to the U.S. last year (TIME, Aug. 29). Lanky John Marshall had broken a couple of his own since then (TIME, July 31). In Tokyo last week, the two of them met for the first time.

Some 15,000 swim-happy fans fell tensely silent as the starter for the crucial 400-meter free-style event barked "Yoi [get set]!" Crouched...

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