• Short Summary

    World champion woman sprinter Chi Cheng collapsed in the middle of a race at the Asian Games in Bangkok yesterday (Sunday).

  • Description

    1.
    Waterlogged track


    2.
    Chi Cheng track


    3.
    False start


    4.
    Actual start with Chi leading


    5.
    Race in progress as Chi collapses


    6.
    Winner collapses after finishing and helped off




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    SPORT: ATHLETICS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: World champion woman sprinter Chi Cheng collapsed in the middle of a race at the Asian Games in Bangkok yesterday (Sunday). The 26-year-old Taiwan girl tumbled down, clutching her injured leg, as she was heading to certain victory in the 400 metres final.

    It was waterlogged rack for yesterday's events with Miss Chi, the holder of three world records, running with her left thigh heavily strapped against an earlier injury.

    After a false start in the 400 metres, the field got away with Miss Chi streaking into what seemed certain to be an unassailable lead. But as she came round the final bend with victory in sight, the dramatic breakdown occurred. She gasped with pain as she was helped from track.

    The mishap presented an unexpected gold medal to India's Sandhu Kamaljit, who herself collapsed after finishing and had to be helped off the track by teammates.

    Latest report say Miss Chi's injury could put her out of action for six months - a stunning blow on a day when her American coach, Vince Reel, announced they planned to get married in the near future.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2VWLGF6RUQR2771SOALKHJ5PQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2VWLGF6RUQR2771SOALKHJ5PQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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