• 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

    1.
    SV PAN...SPECTATORS AT ATHLETICS MEETING
    0.07

    2.
    GV No. 3 ZOLOLUKHINA, PLACED SECOND IN SHOT-PUT
    0.13

    3.
    GV T. PRESS, U.S.S.R., THROWS WINNING PUT
    0.19

    4.
    CU T. PRESS
    0.22

    5.
    GV PAN...START OF THE 5,000-METRES
    0.31

    6.
    SV PAN...B. YEFIMOV LEADING WITH PIRIE IN SECOND PLACE
    0.39

    7.
    GV PAN...DITTO
    0.55

    8.
    GV PAN...PIRIE LEADING WITH NARODITSKIY IN SECOND PLACE
    1.10

    9.
    SV COMPETITORS RUN TOWARDS CAMERA WITH YEFIMOV HAVING TAKEN FIRST PLACE WITH PIRIE SECOND
    1.15

    10.
    SV PAN...COMPETITORS ON LAST LAP WITH PIRIE LEADING
    1.19

    11.
    GV PAN...PIRIE SPRINTING TO WIN THE RACE, HILL-COTTINGHAM 2ND PLACE
    1.36

    12.
    SCU PAN...PIRIE AFTER WINNING RACE
    1.41

    13.
    LV TO SV...No. L, BABAK POLEVAULTING, PLACED SECOND
    1.45

    14.
    LV TO SV...NO. 3 SYEMICHEV POLEVAULTING PLACED FIRST
    1.55

    15.
    GV PRIZEGIVING FOR THE 3000 METRES STEEPLE CHASE, SOKOLOV TOOK FIRST PLACE AND EVDOKIMOV SECOND PLACE
    2.02

    16.
    GV PAN...THE START OF THE MEN'S 4 X 1 MILE INVITATION RELAY
    2.03

    17.
    SV PAN...HANDOVER OF THE BATON BY COMPETING TEAMS
    2.13

    18.
    GV PAN...THE FINISH OF THE MEN'S RELAY RACE WITH TEAM A. TAKING FIRST PLACE G.B. AND TEAM D. OF BELGIUM TAKING SECOND PLACE
    2.22

    19.
    SV PAN...FROM PRESS CAMERAMAN TO BRUMEL - HIGH JUMP
    2.30

    20.
    SV BRUMEL - HIGH JUMP
    2.40

    21.
    SV PAN...SPECTATORS
    2.46

    22.
    GV BAR BEING PLACED TO NEW HEIGHT
    2.48

    23.
    SV BRUMEL FAILING TO JUMP THE BAR AT THE NEW HEIGHT
    2.50



    Initials PGR/V/MGT/BB


    SPORT: ATHLETICS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

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

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