• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES ACHIEVED THEIR EXPECTED MALE DOMINATION ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE TWO-DAY ATHLETICS MEETING IN LONDON AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES ACHIEVED THEIR EXPECTED MALE DOMINATION ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE TWO-DAY ATHLETICS MEETING IN LONDON AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN. THE AMERICAN MEN MOVED INTO A 74-47 LEAD, BUT THEIR PERFORMANCE WAS BELOW THE LEVEL EXPECTED.

    THE BEST DISPLAY BY THE US MEN WAS PROVIDED BY WILLIE DAVENPORT, THE WORLD RECORD-HOLDER AND OLYMPIC CHAMPION, WHO SPED TO AN IMPRESSIVE 13.4 SECONDS VICTORY IN THE 110 METRES HURDLES. IT WAS A NEW UNITED KINGDOM ALL-COMERS' RECORD. SECOND CAME LEON COLEMAN, OF THE UNITED STATES.

    LEE EVANS, OF THE UNITED STATES, WON THE 4-HUNDRED METRES WITH TOMMIE TURNER, ALSO OF THE UNITED STATES, SECOND.

    MEANWHILE, BRITISH WOMEN HAVE TAKEN A 37-25 LEAD IN THE MEETING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA86CLPZTRITID66ACINYIQW0SH
    Media URN:
    VLVA86CLPZTRITID66ACINYIQW0SH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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