An international athletics meeting took place in Rome today. Leading athletes from 17 European countries?
G.V. The Olympic stadium in Rome.
S.V. Competitors for the 1500 metres lining up at the start.
L.V.Pan Start of the 1500 metres
S.C.U. Man studying through binoculars.
L.S.View.Pan Competitors coming round the final bends of the 1500 metres Lewandowski of Poland comes through to win comfortably.
S.V. Judges lined up with stop watches in hand.
A.V. Olympic flag.
G.V. Start of the women's 200 metres.
Top V.Pan Competitors racing, Miss Armitage of Great Britain on the lane wins.
S.C.U. Miss Armitage
S.V. Crowd applauding
Front V. Winners on the rostrum and prizes being awarded.
S.V.Pan Cappellari (Italy) six just failing in the pole vault.
S.V. Ballotta(Italy) failing to clear the bar, he eventually came second.
S.V.Pan Lukmann (Yugoslavia) the winner clearing the bar.
S.V. Winners on rostrum being congratulated.
S.V.Pan Start of the 5000 metres.
Top V.Pan Kutz loading followed by fellow Russian Polotnikov.
S Top V. Kutz in the process of Lapping No. 110(Costa of Italy)
Semi Top.V.Pan. Kutz running on his own at the start of the final lap.
Semi Top V. Kutz breaking the top, and being chased by photographers.
S.Top V. Kutz surrounded by officials and photographers, he is throwing flowers to the crowd. He also shakes hands with 109 (Bruno Italy)
S.V.Pan Crowd cheering pan to arena.
C.U. Kutz on rostrum
C.V. Olympic Stadium.
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Background: An international athletics meeting took place in Rome today. Leading athletes from 17 European countries ( Germany, France, Russia, Great Britain, Finland, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Norway, Rumania, and Italy) took part.
Undoubtedly the most outstanding performance of the meeting was V.P.Kutz's. In fact, there can hardly have been a more dramatic postscript to the year's athletics than his world recored 5000 metres. After a summer of rather disappointing form, the Russian has ended on a high note by regaining the world record which he first established in the European championships in 1954.
His time for the 5000 metres was 13 mins 35 secs. Kutz has now beaten 13 wins 40 secs four times, and next year he may do 13 wins 30 secs.
At the same meeting youn heather Armitage, of Great Britain, came first in the women's 200 metres; and Lewandowski, Poland won the men's 1,500 metres.
Lukmann, of Yugoslavia, soared to victory in the salto con l'asta (pole jump).