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    Athletics -- and Soviet athlete Vladimir Yaschenko has broken his own world high jump record at an international athletics meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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    Athletics -- and Soviet athlete Vladimir Yaschenko has broken his own world high jump record at an international athletics meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia.

    SYNOPSIS: The official world record for high jump which Vladimir Yaschenko held was 4 ft. 7 3/4 inches (2.33 metres). There have been unsubstantiated reports of higher jumps -- for example the Tutsi tribesmen in Central Africa say they have cleared heights of up to 8 ft. 2 1/2 inches (2.50 metres) -- but from inclined take-offs.

    As Vladimir Yaschenko limbered up he may well have been thinking of his last jump in March this year in Milan, when he cleared 2.35 metres. However, this was indoors, and was not eligible for ratification as a world record, so his previous jump of 2.34 metres, set in Richmond, Virginia in the United States still held.

    The electronic sign shows the height of the pole to be cleared. Yaschenko broke his world record by one centimetre.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA82ZAPZZCUE98QJPFLKPD6GSSL
    Media URN:
    VLVA82ZAPZZCUE98QJPFLKPD6GSSL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
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    N/A

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