Tatyana Shchelkanova, the Soviet European long-jump champion, produced the longest jump in the world today (Friday), in the two-day athletics match between Great Britain and the U.
Tatyana Shchelkanova, the Soviet European long-jump champion, produced the longest jump in the world today (Friday), in the two-day athletics match between Great Britain and the U.S.S.R. At the end of the first day, the U.S.S.R. led Britain in the men's match by 55 points to 38. The Soviet women were ahead by 38 points over the British team's 28.
Shchelkanova had a leap of 22 feet three and a half inches (6.80 metres). But there was a following wind of 4.4 metres which means that her jump cannot go forward for ratification.
The world record is held by Mary Rand of Britain who jumped 22 feet two and quarter inches (6.76 metres) in winning the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Miss Rand was second today with a leap of 21 ft and three quarter inches (6.42 metres).
A new British all-comers record was set by 22-years-old Russian soldier Gennadiy Khlystov, in winning the 10,000 metres in the fast time of 28 minutes, 49.9 seconds. Khlystov beat his first string, Nikolay Dutiv, with a great finishing burst.
Another British all-comers record was set in the javelin by the Soviet athlete, Janis Lusis. He threw 279 feet nine inches (85.28 metres) to beat the previous best throw of Janusz Sidlo, of Poland, whose British record stood at 274 feet nine and a half inches (83.76 metres).
A magnificent 1500 metres was run by the Soviet, Olyeg Raiko who clocked three minutes 38 seconds to set a ???information is lacking.