The first racially-mixed group of athletes to leave South Africa competed ???bler West Germany on?
GV Spectators in stadium
CU Sports event poster
SCU Spectators (2 shots)
GV 100 metres race Moorosi wins (2 shots)
SV Moorosi shakes hands with Mainz, who was beaten to 2nd place
SV Winners on rostrum
CU Moorosi PAN TO Rudolph Mainz
GV 200 metres race, Moorosi in 2nd lane wins (2 shots)
SV Fans round Moorosi
SV Winners on rostrum
SCU Moorosi shakes hands with Rienecker, latter shakes hands with Hein
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Background: The first racially-mixed group of athletes to leave South Africa competed ???bler West Germany on Wednesday (9 June) in an international athletics ???. The coloured member of the three-man team, Theodor Moorosi, scored a double win in the sprint events, and beat two joint European record holders in the 200 metres with a time of 20.9 seconds.
Although Moorosi lives and works in South Africa he is by birth a citizen of Lesotho. The two white athletes he is travelling with come from Steelenbosch university. The coach, Ivor Potgieter, said the athletes were competing as individuals, not as a team.
While the South African athletes have met with an enthusiastic welcome everywhere they have appeared permission was today (Thursday) refused for a racially-mixed team of athletes from Rhodesia to enter West Germany. Explaining the refusal, a spokesman of the Foreign Ministry said West Germany abides strictly by the U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution of 1968 which bans all holders of Rhodesian countries from entering the country.
SYNOPSIS: At the Koblenz stadium in West Germany on Wednesday, an international athletics match included the first group of black and white athletes from South Africa to leave the country together.
The black member of the three-man team Theodor Moorosi, in the 100 metres.
Moorosi, came through strongly at the end to win in 10.5 seconds, beating Rudolph Mainz into second place. Although Moorosi lives and works in South Africa, he is a citizen of Lesotho.
Moorosi also won the 200 metres race. Running in the second lane, Moorosi came first out of the bend and increased his lead to win by five yards.
Moorosi improved his personal best to 20.9 seconds, beating two joint European record holders in the process. The coach, Ivor Potgieter, said later that the three athletes from South Africa are competing as individuals, not as a team.