LEAD IN: In the women's 100 meter event, West Germany's Annegret Richter managed to beat the East German double gold medallist Renate Stecher.
LEAD IN: In the women's 100 meter event, West Germany's Annegret Richter managed to beat the East German double gold medallist Renate Stecher. However, she won the event with a time of 11.08, seven tenths of a second off the world's record she set in the semi-finals. In the finals of the men's discus, American Mac Wilkins won the told with a throw of 221.51 ft (67.5 m.). Wolfgang Schmidt of East Germany took the silver medal, and John Powell of the USA wan the bronze. World records were set in both the 400 M. hurdles and 800 meter race. The 400 meter hurdles was won by American Edwin Moses in a time of 47.64 sec. The 800 meter event was won by Alberto Juantorena of Cuba in a time of one minute, 43.5 sec. This was Cuba's first Olympic gold medal, and came as a surprise to many, since juantorena's best event was thought to be the 400 meter ???
We now look at Annegret Richter of West Germany setting her world record in the women's 100 meters.
SYNOPSIS: Set. Away they go. Richter went well on the near side. Also going well is Chivas in the middle, and Chivas of Cuba leads. Richter on the near side, coming through is Cheeseborough of America. Also there is Ashford of America The winner Richter, second Ashford, third Cheeseborough, and a very close thing for the fourth position in the final.
Away this time. Haglund got a good start on the far side, and so did Lynch. Lynch, Great Britain leading. And coming on the far side is Morehead of America, and Boyle comes through with Stecher. Stecher powering her way through. Stecher wins, Helten second, Boyle third, and Lynch into the final in fourth place.
They got them away this time. Andrea Lynch didn't get such a good one, but going well is Cheeseborough, and on the near side its Richter of West Germany with Renate Stecher making a fight to retain the medal Renate Stecher and Richter, and Richter wins. Second come Stecher and Helten third.
Max Wilkins, the favourite, is set to throw the discus. Great battle going on in the discus--he's launched an enormous one. And its...now he's taken the lead.
The 400 meters hurdles final. Away they go. Ten lanes and watch who's first to rise. On the inside, Mike Shine's very quickly away. Pascoe together with Moses. Beginning to close up on Pascoe down the back straight. Going very fast on the inside, and pascoe right up now on the queue, and Wheeler of America as he predicted. He did just the break he said he'd do, and this is the problem area for Pascoe. Moses right up there, but Pascoe's battling on, really fighting it out. And this big American now goes past Pascoe. Pascoe trying to close on the American, on the near side is Gavrilenko, but Moses by himself. Gavrilenko second, third on the inside is Shine, fourth is pascoe, and Pascoe trying to battle back. One hurdle to go. Moses is way out in front for America, and second place, Mike Shine of America, third is Gavrilenko. And Pascoe's gallant effort has not rated as he died over the last hurdle. And the world record of four years ago goes to this man, Ed Moses of America.
The big Cuban goes through, the little American second, the giant Belgian third, Singh of India is fourth, and Ovett back in sixth place, and Ovett has an awful lot to do--200 meters left and he's 10 meters off the pace, and doesn't look like he's doing anything yet. Its still the Cuban in front, the little American second. In third place is Belgium, fourth is Wuelbeck, and Ovett right out of it. He obviously isn't able to get there.
And Juantorena holding off the American's progress. Van Damme trying to get to Wohluter. But Cuba's first gold medal goes to white lightning Juantorena. Van Damme second, Wohluter third, and in fourth place is Wuelbeck. A new world record for the man who is still a baby at the event.