• Short Summary

    AT THE PRE-OLYMPIC GAMES N-MEXICO CITY THERE WERE GOLD MEDALS FOR CUBA, THE SOVIET UNION AND ITALY ON WEDNESDAY.

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    AT THE PRE-OLYMPIC GAMES N-MEXICO CITY THERE WERE GOLD MEDALS FOR CUBA, THE SOVIET UNION AND ITALY ON WEDNESDAY. AND AT THE XOCHIMILCO CANAL, ABOUT 12 MILES (20 KMS) FROM MEXICO CITY, A MIXED NATIONALITY ??? WON THE EIGHTS.

    THE 2,000 METRE EIGHT EVENT AT THE SPECIALLY BUILT XOCHIMILCO CANAL WAS THE VAST OF THE ROWING EVENTS AT THE PRE-OLYMPICS - AN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS MEETING CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN MEXICO ??? WARM UP TO NEXT YEAR'S OLYMPIAD.

    WINNER OVER THE 2,000 METRE COURSE WERE A COMBINED CREW COMPRISING CARS??? ??? WEST GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA. THEY FINISHED ??? 6 MINUTES 19.35 SECONDS BEATING THE EAST GERMAN CREW BY ONE AND A HALF LENGTH. A GOOD WAY BEHIND CAME THE MEXICAN CREW FOLLOWED BY CUBA. TRADITIONALLY THE TEAM CELEBRATED BY TOSSING THE ???XSWAIN IN THE WATER.

    CUBA MAY HAVE COME FOURTH IN THE ROWING, BUT IT WON A COLD IN THE WOMEN'S 200 METRES RACE. THE TALENTED SPRINTED MIGUELINA COBIAN STREAKED AWAY AND HELD OFF A STRONG CHALLENGE BY GABRIELLE MEYER OF FRANCE TO WIN IN 23.1 SECONDS, ONE TENTH OF A SECOND OUTSIDE E. MAGUIRE'S OLYMPIC WINNING TIME IN TOKYO.

    MISS COBIAN, WHO GOT INTO THE TOKYO OLYMPIC FINAL AND CAME FIFTH, HAS MADE A TREMENDOUS APPROVEMENT. SHE HAD ALREADY WON THE 100 METRES.

    THE SOVIET UNION GAINED ITS FIFTH GOLD MEDAL, ALL FOR FIELD EVENTS, WHEN OLYMPIC CHAMPION ROMAULD KLIM WON THE HAMMER THROW WITH 70.70 METRES (230 FEET 1???? INCHES). THIS BEAT HIS 69.74 METRES (228 FEET 9???? INCHES) IN THE TOKYO OLYMPICS, BUT IT WAS UNDER THE PERSONAL BEST OF 71.40 METRES (234 FEET 3 INCHES) BY THIS MINSK SOLDIER.

    G. ZSIVOTOSKY OF HUNGARY CAME SECOND IN THE HAMMER WITH A THROW OF 68.19 METRES (223 FEET 8???? INCHES) AND E. BURKE OF THE UNITED STATES CAME THIRD WITH 66.61 METRES (218 FEET 6???? INCHES).

    BEARDED EDDY OTTOZ GAINED ITALY'S FIRST ATHLETICS GOLD MEDAL BY WINNING THE 110 METRES HURDLES FINAL. HE WAS CHASED HOME BY BO ERIK FORSANDER, OF SWEDEN, BUT HELD ON TO WIN IN 13.6 SECONDS. FORSANDER WAS TIMED AT 13.9 SECONDS, AND A. PASCOE OF BRITAIN CAME THIRD IN 14 SECONDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3BJOW7301CJWXJ5TYNCG5G7LM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BJOW7301CJWXJ5TYNCG5G7LM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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