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    East germany's Rosemarie Ackermann set a new world record of two metres in the womens high jumps at an international athletics meeting in West Berlin on Friday (26 August).

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    East germany's Rosemarie Ackermann set a new world record of two metres in the womens high jumps at an international athletics meeting in West Berlin on Friday (26 August).

    It's the 40th year of the international track and field event (ISTAF), and this time the athletics were floodlit in West Berlin's Olympic Stadium. Here's how the German Federal Republic's Elvira Possekel stormed through to win the women's 100 metres.

    In the mens' 800 metres, it was Mike Boit of Kenya who showed his eleven opponents the way round the track in 1m 45.10 secs.

    The start of the show was undoubtedly East Germany's Rosemarie Ackermann. She's just 25, and she's an Olympic champion who's already jumped 1.97 metres at the Europe Cup championships in Helsinki earlier this year. This time, she became the first woman in the world to break the two metre barrier in the womens high jumps and newsmen were delighted.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA377GDQXM0FAR1GZL7D06U18WX
    Media URN:
    VLVA377GDQXM0FAR1GZL7D06U18WX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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