Athletics, and Valery Abramov of the Soviet Union won the Men's 1500 metres impressively at the dual meeting between Canada and the Soviet Union in Montreal on Friday (9 March).
GTV INTERIOR: Indoor track at Forum, Montreal.
GV: start and finish of Women's 50 yards dash won by Lyudmila storozhkova of USSR.
SV: winner walking off track
GV: start and finish of Men's 50-yards dash won by Tony Sharpe of Canada, who waves to crowd. (2 shots)
SCU: Eugeniy Yevsukov of USSR going onto sinner's podium and receiving gold medal after setting world record for three kilometres walk. He waves to crowd. (2 shots)
GV PAN: last lap of Men's 1500 metres; runners coming around bend, down straight with Valery Abramov of USSR in lead from Canadians Randy Makolosky and John Craig with Valery Tropov (USSR) fourth. Abramov pulls away to win.
TV: last lap of Men's 400 metres with Glenn Bogue of Canada in lead, Vicktor Burakov (USSR) second, Rimichius Valyulis (USSR) third, Ron Jackson (Canada) fourth. In final straight, Burakov jostles Bogue gets up and shakes hands with jackson.
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Background: Athletics, and Valery Abramov of the Soviet Union won the Men's 1500 metres impressively at the dual meeting between Canada and the Soviet Union in Montreal on Friday (9 March). His teammate, Eugeniy Yevsukov, set a new world record in the Men's three kilometres walk.
SYNOPSIS: The meeting was held at the Forum in Montreal.
The Women's fifty-yards dash, a popular event at indoor meetings. The winner was Lyudmila Storozhkova of the Soviet Union, Whose fast start and pounding style had done the trick.
Now the men's fifty-yards dash. Here Canada's Tony sharpe, wearing number ninety-one, held off strong challenges from two powerful Russian rivals.
This is Eugeniy yevsukov, who had just broken the world record for the three kilometres' walk, a new event at this meeting. His time of eleven minutes, thirty-one point one seconds clipped almost a second from the previous record which Matioli of Italy had set earlier this year. Yevsukov had comfortably outpaced the two Canadian walkers in the race.
The last lap of the Men's 1500 metres with Abramov of the Soviet Union leading from two Canadians, Randy Makolosky and John Craig, and Valery Trorpov in last place. Abramov had chosen apace that suited him, and there was little chance that the other three could overhaul him in the final stages. In fact, he pulled away from them coming down the home straight.
The last lap of Men's four hundred metres, which is a much harder race tactically indoors than on an outdoors track, where runners compete in lanes. In the final straight, Glenn Bogue of Canada was badly jostled by the Russian Vicktor Burakov, and actually sprawled onto the track off balance as he crossed the finishing line. But Bogue won.