Sport: Scoreboard, Feb. 27, 1956

¶An astonished judge at the National A.A.U. games in Madison Square Garden looked at his measuring tape, rose from his knees, raised both hands and salaamed deeply to Parry O'Brien. The burly Air Force lieutenant had heaved the 16-lb. shot 61 ft. 5¼ in., breaking the indoor and outdoor records. Earlier, the New York Athletic Club's Bob Backus had flung the 35-lb., triangular-handled weight 63 ft. 10½ in., another record and another reminder that U.S. musclemen will be hard to match in next fall's Olympics.

¶Less than 24 hours after she swam a world's record (5:06.7) 440-yd. free-style race at Sydney,...

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