• Short Summary

    Athletics - The Commonwealth Games in Edmonton Canada were in full swing on Friday (4 August) with exciting finishes in many of the events.

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    1.
    SV: Egabran Karunkaran of India lifting weight. (4 shots)
    0.18

    2.
    GV AND SV: Karunkaran receives gold medal and Revolta of Scotland is helped on to dias.
    0.35

    3.
    SV: Precious McKenzie snatches weights.
    0.46

    4.
    GV AND SCU: McKenzie receiving gold medal.
    1.07

    5.
    GV: Women's 100 metre freestyle swimming. (3 shots)
    2.30

    6.
    SV: Carol Klimpel receiving gold medal. (2 shots)
    2.30

    7.
    GV: crowd applauds
    2.35

    8.
    LV: winner standing on dias.
    2.40


    TRANSCRIPT: VINE: "Bangs it up so confidently. And that I'm sure is a gold medalist. And as the gold medal in this fly-weight fifty-two kilogram class is presented to Karunkaran of India, India's first ever gold, you can see there beside him, in pain, Charles Revolta of Scotland who was carried out onto the stage. Two hundred and fourteen and three-quarter pounds. Oh and it looked like a feather. He is an amazing man.



    VINE: "Precious McKenzie, the gold medal hung around his neck by Sandy Duncan and that is Commonwealth Games history Four gold medals in four successive games. Nobody has ever done it."



    WEEKS: "And the three Canadians from the start, starting to spearhead particularly in lane number four Carol Klimpel. And on the far side of her Wendy Quirk also of Canada. And up at the top Carol Brazendale is in third place at this moment. The two Canadians now Quirk and Sloan look to be heading it as they turn for the first fifty. And the race as expected, being taken out by Carol Klimpel the youngster from Toronto, but she's going to have to do an awful lot of work if she's going to beat the more experienced team-mate Wendy Quirk of Pointe Claire in Montreal. Twenty-five metres to go and the three Canadian girls all in a line. And right in the centre, but now Carol Klimpel is now striking out, she's easing slowly ahead with ten metres to go. And Carol Klimpel of Canada looks as though she is going to win the first gold medal. It's Klimpel first."



    WEEKS: "The fifteen year-old from Toronto, the outsider who actually came through to win this first gold medal."




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    SPORT: ATHLETICS
    TELERECORDING
    COMMENTATORS: DAVID VINE AND ALAN WEEKS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Athletics - The Commonwealth Games in Edmonton Canada were in full swing on Friday (4 August) with exciting finishes in many of the events. Britain's Queen Elizabeth, who is head of the Commonwealth was in attendance at both weightlifting and swimming finals. Precious McKenzie, now completing for New Zealand, who won his fourth successive gold in the weight-lifting event, said he had trained especially hard for this competition and made an extra effort because the Queen was there. The BBC's David Vine and Alan Weeks are the commentators. Vine first, at the weightlifting; where Egabran Karunkaran won India's first gold medal.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA59ZIRCG032EUH3KRCO028YYG2
    Media URN:
    VLVA59ZIRCG032EUH3KRCO028YYG2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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