• Short Summary

    A FINE SPRINT DOUBLE BY SOUTH AFRICAN PAUL NASH AND A THRILLING 5,000 METRES INVITATION EVENT HIGHLIGHTED AN OTHERWISE DULL SECOND DAY OF THE BRITISH AMATEUR ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WHITE CITY, LONDON TODAY (SATURDAY).

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    QUEEN ELIZABETH IN CAR AROUND TRACK; 100 YARDS FINAL; 5,000 METRES INTERNATIONAL INVITATION EVENT; AN 880 YARDS FINAL.




    Initials JP/V/CCT/OS-BB


    EDITORS NOTE: THIS FILM IS FOR SCHEDULED NEWS PROGRAMMES ONLY

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A FINE SPRINT DOUBLE BY SOUTH AFRICAN PAUL NASH AND A THRILLING 5,000 METRES INVITATION EVENT HIGHLIGHTED AN OTHERWISE DULL SECOND DAY OF THE BRITISH AMATEUR ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WHITE CITY, LONDON TODAY (SATURDAY).

    PAUL NASH, THE FASTEST WHITE SPRINTER IN THE WORLD, WON THE 100 YARDS IN 9.9 SECONDS AGAINST A STRONG HEAD-WIND. HE LATER WON THE 220 YARDS IN 21.2. QUEEN ELIZABETH, WHO WAS PRESENT AT THE MEETING, PRESENTED NASH WITH HIS TWO TROPHIES.

    THE 5,000 METRES INTERNATIONAL INVITATION RACE WENT TO THE JAPANESE RUNNER, KEISUKE SAWAKI. THE LITTLE JAPANESE RAN A SPLENDIDLY JUDGED RACE AND HIT THE FRONT 300 METRES FROM HOME. HE HELD OFF A STRONG CHALLENGE BY ENGLAND'S ALLAN RUSHMER TO WIN IN THE TIME OF 13 MINUTES 45.6. DICK TAYLOR OF ENGLAND WAS THIRD AND THE BELGIAN STEEPLECHASE STAR, GASTON ROELANTS, WAS FOURTH.

    THE MILE AND HALF MILE EVENTS WERE DISAPPOINTING WITH THE COMPETITORS AIMING MORE AT WINNING THAN RECORDING PAST TIMES. HOWEVER, THE 880 YARDS PRODUCED A FANTASTIC FINISH. GOING INTO THE LAST BEND, NOEL CARROLL OF EIRE HAD THE LEAD FROM ENGLAND OLYMPIC HOPE, JOHN BOULTER, AND 18-YEAR-OLD JOHN DAVIES. BOULTER SPRINTED STRONGLY BUT FADED TO THIRD BEHIND DAVIES. CARROLL SPRINTED THE LAST HUNDRED YARDS (METRES) TO WIN IN 1 MINUTE 50.0 SECONDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5PD9UDFXEXHJVACO6SBJIVAX7
    Media URN:
    VLVA5PD9UDFXEXHJVACO6SBJIVAX7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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