• Short Summary

    AT LOS ANGELES OVER THE WEEKEND, A TENSE DUEL BETWEEN IGOR TER-OVANESYAN (SOVIET UNION) AND RALPH BOSTON (USA), THE WORLD'S TWO LEADING LONG JUMPERS.

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    AT LOS ANGELES OVER THE WEEKEND, A TENSE DUEL BETWEEN IGOR TER-OVANESYAN (SOVIET UNION) AND RALPH BOSTON (USA), THE WORLD'S TWO LEADING LONG JUMPERS.VICTORY WENT TO THE RUSSIAN JUMPER - FOR THE SECOND WEEK IN SUCCESSION - TER-OVANESYAN WINNING WITH A LEAP OF 26 FEET 3 INCHES (8.001 METRES).BOSTON REACHED 26 FEET 1 1/2 INCHES, (7.963 METRES).HE CLEARED 26 FEET 5 INCHES (8.052 METRES) ON HIS FINAL ATTEMPT BUT WAS PENALISED FOR A FAULTY TAKE-OFF.

    BRIAN STERNBERG, 19-YEAR-OLD STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, WON THE POLE VAULT WITH 16 FEET 4 INCHES (4.882 METRES) IT WAS HIS FIRST TIME JUMP OVER 16 FEET AND HE BEAT A NUMBER OF BETTER KNOWN POLE VAULTERS, INCLUDING C.K.YANG AND JOHN UELSES.

    A SHOCK DEFEAT FOR VALERI BRUMEL, WORLD RECORD HOLDER, (SOVIET UNION) IN THE HIGH JUMP - HE WAS BEATEN BY HIS ARCH RIVAL JOHN THOMAS, (UNITED STATES) WHO THUS ENDED A RUN OF SEVEN CONSECUTIVE DEFEATS AT THE RUSSIAN'S HANDS, WHICH BEGAN IN THE 1960 OLYMPICS.BOTH MEN CLEARED 7 FEET 1/4 INCHES, (2.139 METRES) WITH THOMAS WINNING ON THE BASIS OF FEWER ATTEMPTS AT THIS HEIGHT.

    AND ANOTHER SURPRISE DEFEAT FOR WORLD RECORD HOLDER PETER SNELL (NEW ZEALAND) IN THE MILE - HE FINISHED SECOND TO AMERICAN JIM GRELLE, WHO WON IN 4 MINUTES 4.7 SECONDS.SNELL WAS TIMED AT 4:06.4.AFTERWARDS HE SAID HE'D NO EXCUSES TO OFFER.

    THE EARLY LEADER IN THE RACE, WHICH HAD THE 14,000 CROWD ON THEIR FEET, WAS BILL DOTSON, OF KANSAS.GRELLE WENT INTO THE LEAD AT THE MILE MARK AND SNELL HAD NO ANSWER TO THE AMERICAN'S STRONG FINISH.ANOTHER AMERICAN, CARY WEISINGER, WAS THIRD, WHILE CANADIAN BRUCE KIDD, BRITISH EMPIRE SIX MILES CHAMPION, FINISHED WELL BACK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24XG35JXNUCCBW2EE8UL4SV70
    Media URN:
    VLVA24XG35JXNUCCBW2EE8UL4SV70
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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