• Short Summary

    A MAJOR SPORTS MEETING IN BRITAIN DURING THE WHITSUN WEEKEND IS THE BRITISH GAMES WHICH OPENED TODAY (SATURDAY) AT WHITE CITY IN LONDON.

  • Description

    A MAJOR SPORTS MEETING IN BRITAIN DURING THE WHITSUN WEEKEND IS THE BRITISH GAMES WHICH OPENED TODAY (SATURDAY) AT WHITE CITY IN LONDON. AS WELL AS A LARGE NUMBER OF BRITAIN'S OLYMPIC HOPES, COMPETITORS HAVE COME FROM MANY PARTS OF EUROPE TO CONTEST THE EVENTS AT THE WHITE CITY STADIUM.

    THE 800 METRES EVENT WAS WON BY J. BALKE OF WEST GERMANY. HIS TIME WAS 1 MIN 50. 1 SECS - WELL OUTSIDE THE WHITE CITY RECORD. THIS IS HELD BY NEW ZEALAND'S PETER SNELL WHO SET A TIME OF 1 MIN 46.8 SECS IN 1960. SNELL ALSO HOLDS THE WORLD RECORD FOR THE EVENT - 1 MIN. 44.3 SECS, WHICH HE ESTABLISHED AT CHRISTCHURCH IN 1962. THE OLYMPIC QUALIFYING STANDARD IS 1 MIN 48.8 SECS. SECOND TO BALKE IN TODAY'S RACE WAS J. M. WILLIAMS OF GREAT BRITAIN (1 MIN 50. SECS) AND THIRD J. C. DURAND OF FRANCE (1 MIN 51.2 SECS).

    L.J.H. WHETTON (BRITAIN) WON THE 1500 METRES EVENT IN A TIME OF 3 MIN 42.7 SECS - THE OLYMPIC QUALIFYING STANDARD OVER THIS DISTANCE IS 3 MIN 43.5 SECS. A VERY CLOSE SECOND PLACE, REGISTERING EXACTLY THE SAME TIME FOR THE DISTANCE WAS ANOTHER BRITISH RUNNER, M. WIGGS. THIRD WAS CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S J. ODLOZIL WITH A TIME OF 3 MIN 43.3. SECONDS. FOURTH WAS K. EVERKAUFER OF WEST GERMANY (3 MIN 43.8 SECS), FIFTH P. PARSH OF HUNGARY (3 MIN 46.1 SECS) AND SIXTH T. BARRIS OF SPAIN (3 MIN 48.9 SECS).

    THE "A" RACE IN THE INTERNATIONAL 200 METRES WAS WON BY D. H. JONES OF BRITAIN (21.7 SECS). THE OLYMPIC QUALIFYING STANDARD FOR THIS DISTANCE IS 21 SECONDS, AND THE WORLD RECORD 20.4 SECONDS, ESTABLISHED LAST MONTH BY H. CARR OF THE UNITED STATES. SECOND IN TODAY'S RACE WAS A. M. RONAY - ALSO OF BRITAIN - IN A TIME OF 21.8 SECONDS. THIRD WAS J. TROUSIL OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA (22 SECS), FOURTH C. CSUTORAS OF HUNGARY (22 SECS), FIFTH L. MIHALYFI OF HUNGARY (22.1 SECS), AND SIXTH M. BOSNAR OF YUGOSLAVIA (22.2 SECS).

    THE BRITISH GAMES CONCLUDE AT WHITE CITY ON MONDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA87P20HYWG4M0KWRQKVD5V9752
    Media URN:
    VLVA87P20HYWG4M0KWRQKVD5V9752
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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