• Short Summary

    Wladslaw Kozakiwicz of Poland set a new indoor world record of 18 feet 3 1/2 inches (5.57 metres) in the Pole Vault at the Maple Leaf indoor Games in Toronto, Canada, on Friday (13 February).

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    Wladslaw Kozakiwicz of Poland set a new indoor world record of 18 feet 3 1/2 inches (5.57 metres) in the Pole Vault at the Maple Leaf indoor Games in Toronto, Canada, on Friday (13 February).

    He beat his fellow countryman, Tadeusz Slusarski's week-old record by half an inch (one centimetre) at his second attempt.

    Dan Ripley of the United States had three attempts at the height, but failed at each to finish second.

    In the mile race, Irishman Eamonn Coughlan, who attends Villanova University in Philadelphia, surprisingly beat New Zealander Rod Dixon, with world indoor record holder, Tony Waldrop, third. Coughlan's time was three minutes 59.3 seconds.

    It's the third time the record has been broken in little more than eight weeks in 1976. Ripley had broken it first when he cleared 18 feet 2 1/4 inches.

    SYNOPSIS: The world indoor pole vaulting record was broken in Canada on Friday night. Here the second place getter in the event, Dan Ripley of the United States, clears the bar. The pole vaulting was part of the Maple Leaf Indoor Games in Toronto.

    The new world record of eighteen feet three and a half inches was set by Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz of Poland, at his second attempt.

    The mile race resulted in a surprise win for Irishman Eamonn Coughlan, who attends the Villanova University in Philadelphia. He was one of the university's medley team which broke the world indoor relay record recently.

    He beat star New Zealander, Rod Dixon and world indoor record holder, Tony Waldrop in a time of three minutes fifty-nine point three seconds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7370AN4AI2W2X1ZJE6D13RBFO
    Media URN:
    VLVA7370AN4AI2W2X1ZJE6D13RBFO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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