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).
GV Women at starting blocks for 100 metres and winner of race No.(Elvira Possekel) crosses line. (2 shots)
SV Start of mens 800 metres (5 shots) winner No.32 Mike Boit (Kenya) over line.
SV Women high jump Rosemarie Ackermann (East Germany) over bar for old world record.
SV Ackermann attempting new world record and succeeds. (2 shots)
SV Ackermann surrounded by press photographers.
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Background: 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.