• Short Summary

    AMERICAN SPRINTER JOHN CARLOS WON THE 200-METRE DASH AT THE MEXICO PRE-OLYMPICS ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 17) BY FOUR FEET (1.2 M) DESPITE THE FACT THAT HE WAS FEELING ILL FROM TOO MUCH DINNER THE NIGHT BEFORE.

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    AMERICAN SPRINTER JOHN CARLOS WON THE 200-METRE DASH AT THE MEXICO PRE-OLYMPICS ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 17) BY FOUR FEET (1.2 M) DESPITE THE FACT THAT HE WAS FEELING ILL FROM TOO MUCH DINNER THE NIGHT BEFORE.

    HIS TIME WAS 20.7 SECONDS - A FRACTION OFF THE WORLD RECORD.

    CARLOS ATTRIBUTED HIS VICTORY TO CLEAN LIVING - NO SMOKING AND NO ALCOHOL - AND SAYS THIS HELPED HIM OVERCOME THE HIGH ALTITUDE PROBLEMS.

    EDMUND PIATKOWSKI OF POLAND WON THE DISCUS THROW WITH 193 FEET 7 INCHES (58.8 METRES). HIS VICTIMS INCLUDED THE WORLD RECORD HOLDER, DANEK OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA, AND AMERICAN RECORD HOLDER SILVESTER.

    THE WOMEN'S LONG JUMP WENT TO MISS VISCOPOLEAM OF RUMANIA, FROM MISS TALISBERA OF THE SOVIET UNION AND MISS IRIO OF ITALY.

    A GREEK ATTENDING COLLEGE IN THE UNITED STATES WON THE MEN'S POLE VAULT. CHRIS PAPANICOLAOU CLEARED 17FT 4 AND THREE-QUARTER INCHES (5.3 METRES) - MAKING HIM THE FOURTH HIGHEST VAULTER IN HISTORY BEHIND THREE AMERICANS.

    AFTER WINNING, PAPANICOLAOU MISSED THREE TIMES AT THE WORLD RECORD HEIGHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1K5NDJ6NAPVKU80GMBXRMKIRB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1K5NDJ6NAPVKU80GMBXRMKIRB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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