Article 104 c.1969
Savinsky Wins Five Medals
Sports Writer

Warren's Fred Savinsky, one of the greatest prep swimmers in Macomb County history, continued his winning ways recently and won five gold medals in the World Games of the Deaf at Belgrade, Yugoslavia. 
In the process, Savinsky set three individual records and had a hand in two others set in relay events. 
Savinsky set the 100 meter freestyle record at 1:00, then lowered it to :59.4. His other individual marks were set in the 200 meter butterfly, 2:27.3, and 400 meter freestyle, 4:45.1. 
Savinsky and former Warren Cousino teammate Rick Rice each swam a leg on the 4x100 meter medley relay as the United States team set a world record at 4:43.7. Rice, swimming the 100-meter backstroke in the event, set a world mark of 1:11.6 to trigger the U.S. triumph. Neal Arsham and Albert Walla were other members of the winning quartet. 
Savinsky's other gold medal and world record aiding performance came in the 4x200 meter freestyle relay as he, Walla, Ron Trumble and Alan Cartwright won in 9:14.4. 
Rice placed fourth in the 200 meter backstroke missing the bronze medal by seven-tenths of a second with a 2:43.0 clocking. 
The trip to Belgrade was financed by funds donated to the boys through the efforts of many of their friends. A $25 per couple dinner dance was held and several contributions were mailed in by individuals interested in seeing the two make the trip.

Fred and Rick were the only Michigan entries in the field of 15 from the United States. 
Both have been deaf since birth and last June graduated from a two-year dental technician course at Ferris State, where they set and helped set numerous school intramural records. 
Both are presently employed as dental technicians.

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