Sport: Scoreboard, Sep. 17, 1956

¶ "What kind of shotput ring are we using?'' asked Air Force Lieut. Parry O'Brien—just as if the ring really made much difference to the holder of nearly every shotput record in the book. "We're using clay." said University of Oregon Track Coach Bill Bowerman, who was in charge of the pre-Olympic meet at Eugene. "Well." said Parry casually. "I'd have preferred wood. I feel like 62 ft. tomorrow." He felt better than that, heaved the 16-lb. ball 62 ft. 6⅛ in. to beat his recognized world's record.

¶ The Star class world...

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