• Short Summary

    FOR THE SEVENTH TIME THIS YEAR AMERICAN POLE VAULT STAR, JOHN PENNEL HAS BROKEN HIS OWN WORLD RECORD.

  • Description

    FOR THE SEVENTH TIME THIS YEAR AMERICAN POLE VAULT STAR, JOHN PENNEL HAS BROKEN HIS OWN WORLD RECORD.BUT ON SATURDAY AT MIAMI, FLORIDA, WITH ONE PERFECT LEAP HE BROKE POLE VAULTING'S ELUSIVE 17-FOOT BARRIER.THE BAR WAS AT 17 FEET 3/4 INCHES WHEN THE 23-YEAR-OLD STUDENT SOARED OVER WITH GREAT EASE AT HIS FIRST ATTEMPT.

    PENNEL WAS COMPETING IN A MEETING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI IN HIS HOME TOWN AND BEFORE AN AUDIENCE THAT INCLUDED HIS PARENTS.PENNEL FAILED IN THREE MORE ATTEMPTS TO CLEAR 17 FEET 7/8 INCHES BEFORE GIVING UP.

    OF HIS NEW RECORD, PENNEL SAID: "I FELT FINE AND MY FORM COULDN'T HAVE BEEN BETTER.I ROCKED BACK ON THE POLE FARTHER THAN I EVER DID BEFORE."
    HIS LAST RECORD LEAP OF 16 FEET 10 1/4 INCHES WAS MADE AT A MEETING BETWEEN BRITISH AND AMERICAN TEAMS AT THE WHITE CITY IN LONDON.PENNEL'S SEVENTH WORLD RECORD THIS YEAR IS REGARDED AS AN INDICATION OF THE CHANGE THAT THE FIBREGLASS POLE HAS BROUGHT TO THE EVENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA37U7G6FL3AKRCNLL03W86ERFU
    Media URN:
    VLVA37U7G6FL3AKRCNLL03W86ERFU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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