• Short Summary

    MANI JEGATHESAN OF MALAYSIA, CONFIRMED HIS TITLE AS ASIA'S FASTEST MAN ON MONDAY, WHEN HE COMPLETED THE SPRINT DOUBLE AND RETAINED HIS ASIAN GAMES 200-METRES TITLE.

  • Description

    MANI JEGATHESAN OF MALAYSIA, CONFIRMED HIS TITLE AS ASIA'S FASTEST MAN ON MONDAY, WHEN HE COMPLETED THE SPRINT DOUBLE AND RETAINED HIS ASIAN GAMES 200-METRES TITLE. BUT THE 23-YEAR-OLD MEDICAL STUDENT WHO, IN HIS SEMI-FINAL HAD GIVEN PROMISE OF A REALLY FAST TIME, FAILED TO BREAK THE RECORD OF 21.3 SEC. HE SET UP IN DJAKARTA. HE FINISHED 21.5 SEC.

    INDIA'S AJMER SINGH ALSO CLOCKED 21.5 SEC. BUT HE WAS AWARDED THE SILVER MEDAL. JEGA'S TEAM MATE TOMBU KRISHNAN, WON THE BRONZE.

    ABOUT 20 METRES OUT, AJMER SINGH IN LANE 2, CHALLENGED STRONGLY AND FLUNG HIMSELF ACROSS THE TAPE TO FALL SPRAWLING ON THE TRACK. BUT JEGATHESAN WAS CLEARLY THE WINNER.

    MALAYSIA TRIUMPHED AGAIN WHEN THEIR OUTSTANDING WOMAN ATHLETE MAILVAGANUM RAJAMANI, A 22-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLTEACHER, STRODE AWAY WITH THE WOMEN'S 400 METRES GOLD MEDAL.

    IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THIS EVENT HAD BEEN STAGED AT AN ASIAN GAMES, SO MISS RAJAMANI'S 56.3 SECONDS QUALIFIES AS AN ASIAN GAMES RECORD.

    MISS RAJAMANI WON STYLISHLY FROM MYUNG HI HAN OF SOUTH KOREA, WHO CLOCKED 57.5 AND YASUYO MISHIMA OF JAPAN, WHO WAS CREDITED WITH 57.7.

    JAPANESE STUDENT MISS MIHO SATO, WON THE WOMEN'S 100 METRES GOLD MEDAL IN THE SLOW TIME OF 12.3 SEC. SHE WAS CHALLENGED BY COMPATRIOT ITSUK SUGEGAWA WHO CLOCKED 12.4 SEC. AHEAD OF ISRAEL'S DEBORAH MARKUS, WHOSE TIME WAS 12.5 SEC. (MISS SATO FAILED TO GET THROUGH A ROUND AT THE TOKYO OLYMPICS IN 1964).

    PAKISTAN'S VETERAN SPRINT HURDLER, 35-YEAR-OLD GHULAM RAZIQ, ADDED TO HIS EVER-INCREASING COLLECTION OF MEDALS WITH A BRILLIANT WIN IN THE 110 METRES HURDLES.

    RAZIQ WON THE GOLD MEDAL IN THIS EVENT IN THE ASIAN GAMES IN TOKYO IN 1958 AND IN THE LAST ASIAN GAMES IN DJAKARTA WAS ONLY JUST BEATEN IN A PHOTOFINISH BY SARENGAT OF INDONESIA. HE ALSO WON A GOLD MEDAL IN THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN PERTH IN 1962 AND EARLIER THIS YEAR COLLECTED A BRONZE MEDAL IN THE KINGSTON COMMONWEALTH GAMES.

    THE START OF THE EVENT WAS DELAYED BY FOUR BREAKS. Y. HAMADA OF JAPAN WAS TIMED AT 14.5 SEC. AND 1. MUBARAK OF MALAYSIA EQUALLED HIS PERSONAL BEST OF 14.7 SEC.

    THE MEN'S TRIPLE JUMP GOLD MEDAL WENT TO K. GUSHIKEN OF JAPAN WITH 51 FEET 2 1/2 INS. THE SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS WENT TO S.SHIMO (JAPAN) AND LAVH SINGH (INDIA) RESPECTIVELY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA14N19VH56496QFIUXYDB6GCBP
    Media URN:
    VLVA14N19VH56496QFIUXYDB6GCBP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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