• Short Summary

    Cuba's double Olympic champion, Alberto Juantorena, was in record-breaking form on the first day of England's Jubilee Games.

  • Description

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    GV: Crystal Palace stadium.
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    2.
    TV APN: start of the 400 metres jubilee race for men.
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    3.
    TV PAN: finish of race Juantorena of Cuba wins from Frazier of USA and Taylor of Great Britain.
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    TV AND SV: Juantorina and results board. (2 shots)
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    TV PAN: start of 3000 metre race.
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    6.
    SV AND GV: crowd watch race progress (2 shots)
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    7.
    LV PAN: final bend Dick Quex of New Zealand wins from N. Rose of Great Britain with remainder Wekl behind.
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    8.
    TV PAN: 10 metres final won by Quarrie of Jamaica.
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    9.
    TV: judges
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    10.
    LV PAN: start of 1500 metres.
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    11.
    LV: judges watch as competitors around final bend in 1500 metres and K. Tuwei of Kenya just wins from Medina of Kenya.
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    SPORT: JUBILEE GAMES

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    Background: Cuba's double Olympic champion, Alberto Juantorena, was in record-breaking form on the first day of England's Jubilee Games. He covered the 400 metre course at London's Crystal Palace in 45.30 seconds. Only Juantorean himself has run faster this year, and he looks set to dominate athletics for some time to come.

    SYNOPSIS: Juantorena was undoubtedly the main attraction at Crystal Palace. As well as to Olympic champion, most of the spectators were seeing the Cuban team compete for the first time - it was their first performance in Britain.

    Juantorena looked decidedly casual as he moved into the back straight, but then on went the pressure. After trailing Olympic bronze medallist, Herman Frazier, at 200 metres, he rounded the final bend perfectly - and easily beat Frazier into second place. Taylor of Great Britain was third.

    It was a record breaking dash, despite a slow start Juantorena himself admits that.

    There were no Cubans in the 3000 metres. The field of 23 was made up almost entirely of athletes from Britain and the Commonwealth.

    New Zealander, Dick Quax, goes on to win this event. He's followed by Nick Rose of Great Britain, with the remainder of the field spread out well behind them.

    Two of the most respected competitors in the 100 metres final were Don Quarrie of Jamaica and Hasley Crawford of Trinidad. Quarria, the 200 metres gold medallist, started badly but eventually overtook Crawford.

    The 1500 metres final saw a struggle between Richard Tuwei and Luis Medins, the two Kenyans.

    Tuwei was faster than his countryman on the day.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3JB04DVH6I8C32IIIFPO9VC6Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA3JB04DVH6I8C32IIIFPO9VC6Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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