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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta f _ TH! inHBBIDGI HERAIB Monday, July 27, 1970 Commonwealth Competition Ends On Successful Note Canadian Team Had Its Share Of Glory At Games had EDINBURGH (CP) An old man of 20 and a 21-year-old rookie shared the limelight at the ninth Commonwealth Games. Mike Wenden, the world's fas- test swimmer, packed four gold medals and headed home to Australia today to decide wtether to compete in another Olympic Games in 1972 at the ripe old age of 22. And Ian Stewart, who travelled north from Bir- mingham to represent his na- tive Scotland, defeated two of the most famous runners in the world in the and metres at an age when most distance men are still well short of their prime. On the female side there was a pah- of 17-year-olds: Karen Moras of Australia won all three of her swimming events and was furious with herself be- cause aie broke only one world record doing it. Marilyn Neut- ville was in trouble with British track officials for skipping a European meet in order to set a world mark for Jamaica at the Games. The Canadian team had its share of the glory WON 05 MEDALS It won 65 medals, more than ever before, including some in unexpected places like the cy- cling track and the badminton court. Beverly Boys of Pickering, Ont., established herself as the diving queen of the Common- wealth, leading 1-24 Canadian finishes in both springboard and tower competition and inspiring her male team-mates to silver and bronze medals1 in the men's springboard event. Bill Mahoney of New West- minster, B.C., was bitten by a dog a few days before the Games opened. But nobody nipped lum in the pool as he won both his breaststroke ev- ents and swam a leg in Cana- da's victorious 400-metre med- ley relay. The -wrestling team, moving down in class from the world championships i n Edmonton earlier this month, got a gold medal from Ed Millard of King City, Ont, and eight more med- als in other divisions. As usual, most of the gold went to India and Pakistan. Australia, beating off a deter- mined challenge by the adian swimmers and divers, took 20 of the 33 events in the pool to Canada's 11 and won the most gold medals over-all, 36 to England's 27 and Canada's 18. CANADA THIRD In the unofficial point stand-1 ings, compiled on a 10-54-3-2-1 basis for the first six final plac-' ings, Australia led with 644 points to 631 for England and 506 for Canada. Although it was basically a three-country show, others made inroads in some competi- tions. The Africans clobbered their opponents in all but three weight classes in boxing. Ja- maica swept the men's sprints and Kenya took over at the mid- dle distances. Tiny Hong Kong won its first gold medal in lawn bowling. Canada picked up three gold medals in track and field, the same number as in 1966, from Dave Steen and George Puce of Toronto in the shot put and dis- cus and Debbie Brill of Hariey, B.C., in the women's high jump. But the high drama on the track was reserved for Satur- day's metres, a clash be- tween Stewart and veteran Kip- choge Keino of Kenya. Each sought his second gold medal after Stewart's victory over metres and Keino's triumph in the A senti- mental favorite was 33-year-old Ron Clarke, the Australian who had held 19 world records and never won an Olympic or Com- monwealth Games gold medal and had lost to Stewart in the Nine men were still in the race until Stewart and Keino put on a burst at the start of the final lap. A second Scot, Ian MacCafferty, stayed a short distance behind them. Keino, a double winner in 1966, stayed on Stewart's heels until the final turn, when he dropped back as MacCaffe- rty finished second with his closing drive. Keino took the third-place bronze medal and Clarke was fifth. Tile winning time of 13 min- utes 22.8 seconds has only been exceeded once, when Clarke set the world record of four years ago. The Australians- won 10 events in track and field to England's seven. But England was nowhere in the pool, where its 19C6 bag of nine gold medals shrank to one. C a n a d a 's male swimmers, most of them trained at United Slates Universities, won eight events to Australia's seven. In addition to Mahony's breaststroke victories and the medley relay, George Smith of Edmonton won th 200 and 400 individual medley, Byron MacDonald of Chicago and Tom Arusoo of Montreal took the 100 and 200 butterfly and Bill Ken- nedy 'of London, Ont., the 100 backstroke. The women's team, which got five golds in 1966, four of them from the retired Elaine Tanner of Vancouver, settled for one this time, from Angela Cough- Ian of Burlington, Ont., in the 100 freestyle. Wind Helped Some Runners Some Marks Won't Be Known By ED SIMON Canadian Press Staff Writer Commonwealth Games record holders for the 100-metre dash won't be known for at least an- other four years. The sprinters ran a bit faster at the ninth Games in Edin- burgh that ended last week. But they were speeded on their way by a stiff tail wind that blew their times right out of the re- cord book. Since no one ever ran the dist- ance at the Games until they switched to the metric system this year, the winner of the first heat of the preliminaries at Christehurch, N.Z., is guaran- teed at least temporary posses- sion of the record if the wind is right. The track athletes had Games records to shoot at in the metre steeplechase, maratliui: and 20-mile walk and broke them all. Field men were unaf- fected since the distance or height of their throws and jumps is unchanged by the markings on the tape used to measure them. Three performances were out- standing by any standards. Marilyn Neufville of Jamaica set a world on the track in the women's 400 metres and world marks fell in the pool to Karen Moras of Australia in the 800-metre freestyle and the Aus- tralian entry in the men's 800 freestyle relay. Every men's field event except the javelin produced a Games record. The women set two and Debbie Brill of Haney, B.C., tied a third in the high jump. AUSSIES IMPRESSIVE Compared with the records of the 1968 Olympic Games, Aus- tralia's girl swimmers looked impressive. In six of the races they won in the Commonwealth Games pool the times were faster than in the corresponding events' at Mexico City. Miss Moras bettered Olympic times in the 200 and 400 frees- tyle as well as her record- breaking 800. Lynne Watson in the 100 backstroke, Beverley Whitlield in the 200 breaststroke and Maree Bobinson in the 200 butterfly were the others. In men's events, Australian freestylers improved on winning Olympic performances at 400 and metres as well as the 800 relay. Canadian and Australian swimmers said the times might have been faster in Edinburgh if the traditional starter's gun had been used instead of a horn. Several complained that they felt the horn's vibration before it sounded and delayed their takeoff to guard against false starts. The effect of Mexico's high al- titude on track events showed in Wray Gains Diving Feat The Alberta junior and senior boys and girls diving champion- ships were held in Edmonton this past weekend. .In the girls junior eyent Madeline Wray of the Lethbridge Diving Club picked up the three- metre diving championship along with a third in the three- metre open to win a bronze medal. The only other Lethbridge winner was Greg Anderson diving in the boy's junior class. He carted home a bronze medal in the one-metre event. a comparison of Olympic and Commonwealth Games timed. None of the Edinburgh run- ners came close to matching Olympic times at the shorter distances. But Ian Stewart of Scotland, who the two dist- ance events, chopped 34.2 se- conds off the time of the Olym- pic winner of the metres and more than a minute off the winning time for The only other men's event in which the time favored the Ed- inburgh winner was the metre steeplechase. In women's events, Mary Peters of North ern Ireland was 50 points aheac of the Olympic decathlon cham pion. Edinburgh performances i'el far short of Olympic and work standards in most field events. Dave Steen of Toronto set a Games recon with his winning throw of 63 feet inch in the men's sho( put. HE'S ON TAPE Ian Siewart of Scotland crosses the line ahead of Ian McCaffery of Scotland in the metre race as the Commonwealth Games ended Saturday. Third place went to Kip Keino of Kenya, who was favored to win. Glennon To Bombers Teams Trade MONTREAL (CP) Mont- real Alouettes of the Eastern Football Conference announced Saturday they have completed a trade with Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Western Foot- ball Conference. In addition, the Als announced nine cuts and placed two play- :rs on the 30Jay injured list effective Monday. Montreal dealt import Bill Glennon to the Bombers in re- turn for Ted Collins, a six-foot o n e -i n c h 265-pound defensive tackle with Winnipeg for three years. All but one cf the nine cuts were imports, including Jake Scott, former all-American cor- nerback at Georgia who played flanker last year with British Eolumbia Lions of the WFC. Also chopped from the Als' roster was Bob Minihane, vet- eran Canadian offensive line- man. Veteran Peter Howlett and Steven Warmath were placed on the injured list. Boudreau, Flick Among Those Honored Hall Membership Up By Four COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (.IP) Four new members move into baseball's Hall cf Fame today as fans jam this historic village to honor Lou Bsudreau, Earle Combs, Jesse Haines a-nd Ford Friek, and to watch a ball game. After watching the formal in- duction ceremonies and the un- veiling of the new plaques, boosting the total membership to 118, the fans stroll down Main Street to Doubleday Field to see the annual Hall of Fame exhibi- tion game. Because Montreal Expos, one of last year's expansion clubs, is playing here for the first time, a plane-load of 98 persons from Montreal will be on hand for the game between the Expos and Chicago White Sox. Although both teams are bumping around in the lower reaches of their respective divi- sions, the annual game attracts a sellout throng. The American League, which long ago lost its domination of the all-star series, still holds a 15-11-1 edge in this series that means no more than possesion of the Hal! of Fame Cup. The induction ceremonies are set for 10 EDT. Another planeload of 70 friends cf Bcudreau from his hometown of Harvey, III., will watch the former Cleveland shortstop and player-manager take lu's place with the baseball greats of the past. CAREER AVERAGE .293 Boiidrcau. 52, was voted into the Hall by the veteran baseball writers in January with 232 cf a possible 300 votes, or more than the required 75 per cent. He played 15 big league seasons with Cleveland and Boston and had a career batting average of .205. leading the American League in 1944 with .327, He is the father-in-law of Denny McLain, controversial Detroit Tiger pitcher. Combs, 70, Haines 76. and Frick 75, were selected by the veterans committee in a special election. Combs spent 12 years in tile majors with New York Yankees from 1924 through 1935 and com- piled a .325 average. Haines was a 24-game winner for St. Louis Cardinals in 1927. Frick, former commissioner and president of the National League, moved into the execu- tive branch cf the game after a career as a baseball writer, That was four feet four inches short of the Olympic men's win- ner. It was also 1-3% behind the throw that won the Olympic women's competition. Australia's Don W a g s t a If helped Miss Boys divest Eng- land of its four 19C6 diving titles by taking the two men's events. England picked up gold else- where, winning six the seven events in fencing, three out of five in badminton and two out of three in lawn bowling. Jamie Paulson of Calgary was an upset winner of the badmin- ton men's singles and joined with Yves Pare of Montreal to take a bronze in men's- doubles. Canada had only a silver medal when the competition was in- troduced at the 1966 Games. 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