Sport: Old Daredevil

Affable Art Tokle has no business even trying a ski jump, let alone winning meets. At 38, Tokle is an old, old man in the young daredevil's sport of taking a flying leap off a mountainside. Yet he is one of the most consistently successful of all U.S. jumpers, has won 17 of his last 19 meets at Bear Mountain, N.Y. Explains Tokle, "I improve with age."

A New Jersey carpenter, Art Tokle belongs to one of skiing's most remarkable families. His father was a Norwegian mining official, who raised every one of his...

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