Sport: Decathlon Sweep

Out to break his own world decathlon record in the Olympics last week, Bob Mathias, the U.S.'s one-man track team, felt "pretty licked" after the first chilly, overcast day. He took second in the 100-meter dash, then won the shotput and the 400-meter run in his fastest time, 50.2 sec. In the high jump he placed third with a 6-ft.-2.81-in. leap, a shade off his best ever. But in the broad jump he pulled a thigh muscle and placed sixth. At day's end he was running 27 points behind the record pace he had...

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