• Short Summary

    ON SEPTEMBER 20, LAST DAY OF THE TWO-DAY ATHLETICS MATCH BETWEEN ENGLAND AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC AT THE WHITE CITY, LONDON, TAMARA PRESS, A MUSCULAR ENGINEERING STUDENT FORM LENINGRAD, HUSLED THE DISCUSS 193 FEET 6 INCHES, TO SHATTER HER OWN WORLD RECORD BY THREE FEET.

  • Description

    ON SEPTEMBER 20, LAST DAY OF THE TWO-DAY ATHLETICS MATCH BETWEEN ENGLAND AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC AT THE WHITE CITY, LONDON, TAMARA PRESS, A MUSCULAR ENGINEERING STUDENT FORM LENINGRAD, HUSLED THE DISCUSS 193 FEET 6 INCHES, TO SHATTER HER OWN WORLD RECORD BY THREE FEET. MISS PRESS ALSO HOLDS THE WOMEN'S WORLD SHOT-PUT RECORD, AND SET A U.K. ALL-COMERS' RECORD THE PREVIOUS DAY WITH 53-FEET 11 1/2 INCHES.

    BRITAIN'S GORDON PIRIES, MAKING HIS LAST TRACK APPEARANCE, SCORED A TRIUMPH IN THE 5,000-METRES RACE. THE 20,000 CROWD ROSE TO ITS FEET IN ACCLAIM AS PIRIE POUNDED INTO THE LEAD ON THE LAST LAP, BREASTING THE TAPE TO CLOCK 14-MINUTES 15.6 SECONDS.

    RUSSIA TOOK FIRST AND SECOND PLACES IN THE MEN'S POLE-VAULTING. A SYEMICHEV WAS GIVEN FIRST PLACE ALTHOUGH HE IS COMPATRIOT, Y.BABAK, RECORDED THE SAME HEIGHT - 13 FEET 9 1/2 INCHES.

    THE GREAT BRITAIN 'A' TEAM WON THE INVITATION 4 x 1 MILE RELAY EVENT IN 16 MINUTES 32.4 SECONDS, JUST .2 OF A SECOND AHEAD OF THE BELGIAN TEAM. BRITAIN'S 'B' TEAM FILED THIRD PLACE.

    A HIGHLIGHT OF THE PREVIOUS DAY'S EVENTS WAS THE ATTEMPT BY VALERY BRUMEL OF RUSSIA TO BEAT HIS OWN WORLD HIGH-JUMP RECORD OF 7-FEET 4 1/2 INCHES. HE FAILED, BUT BRUMEL, THE PHYSICAL CULTURE STUDENT WHO HAS MONOPOLISHED WORLD HIGH JUMPING SINCE THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN ROME, DID, HOWEVER, CLEAR 7-FEET 3 INCHES TO SET A NEW UNITED KINGDOM ALL-COMERS RECORD. THIS IS YET ANOTHER MARK HE HAS TAKEN FROM THE AMERICAN JOHN THOMAS WHO WAS THE PREVIOUS HOLDER OF THE WORLD RECORD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65RGA9PU5AFNAEMKTPT732MLW
    Media URN:
    VLVA65RGA9PU5AFNAEMKTPT732MLW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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