Athletes from 14 countries competed in the "Tsiklitiria" International Track and Field Games in Athens on Saturday (5 July).
SV ZOOM OUT TO GV No.5 competing in standing jump (2 shots)
SV TILT UP TO Feuerbach winning standing jump...scoreboard with distance (2 shots)
GP PAN Start & finish of 110 metres ZOOM IN TO crowd
CU Feuerbach ZOOM OUT TO GV of presentation for standing jump
GV PAN Kimba from Russia in high jump & crowd (2 shots)
MV PAN Woods in high jump
MV PAN Patronis jumping
MV PAN Stones jumping & wins
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Background: Athletes from 14 countries competed in the "Tsiklitiria" International Track and Field Games in Athens on Saturday (5 July).
The meeting was in honour of the Greek Olympic long jump champion, Tsiklitiris.
Former and current world record holders Dwight Stones ((high jump), Jim Bowlding (440 yard sprint), Francis Larieux (1500 metres) and Al Feuerback (shot put) were amongst the competitors.
Feuerbach proved the surprise packet of the meeting, winning the "Tsiklitiris Jump" .. a standing jump competition and the highlight of the competition.
SYNOPSIS: Athletes from fourteen countries competed in the "Tsiklitiria" International Track and Field meet in the Karaiskaki Stadium in Athens on Saturday. Amongst them..world record holder for the shot put, American, Al Feuerbach. He proved the surprise packet of the meet, winning the standing jump with a leap of three point one seven metres.
The men's one hundred and ten metres went to the Russian athletes Soskavili, who clocked a winning time of fourteen-point-one-seven seconds. Second place went to the Greek runner Vassiliou, who was timed at fourteen-point-one-eight seconds.
Feuerbach's victory in the standing jump gave him the prestige win of the competition. The jump was held to honour the Greek Olympic long jump champion, Tsiklitiris.
The high jump resulted in a nail biting finish with four athletes jumping off for victory at a height of two-point-two-one metres. Woods of the United States filled third place after failing at the height.
The Greek jumper, Patronis finished second after a great performance. The eventual winner was World record holder Dwight Stones. The American won on a countback.