• Short Summary

    PENTTI NIKULA, THE FINNISH CHAMPION, SUCCESSFULLY BROKE THE WORLD POLE-VAULT RECORD AT THE OLYMPIC STADIUM IN HELSINKI, JUNE 15, WITH A JUMP OF 494 cm.

  • Description

    1.
    GV HELSINKI STADIUM.
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    2.
    SCU NIKULA.
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    3.
    LV TO PAN..NIKULA CLEARS 470 cm.
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    4.
    LV SPECTATORS APPLAUD.
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    5.
    CU BOARD INDICATES NEXT ATTEMPT 494 cm.
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    6.
    LV TO SV PAN..NIKULA ATTEMPTS 494 cm, KNOCKS CROSS-BAR OFF.
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    7.
    LV TO SV PAN..NIKULA CLEARS 494 cm.
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    8.
    SV NIKULA IS SURROUNDED AND CHAIRED BY FRIENDS.
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    Background: PENTTI NIKULA, THE FINNISH CHAMPION, SUCCESSFULLY BROKE THE WORLD POLE-VAULT RECORD AT THE OLYMPIC STADIUM IN HELSINKI, JUNE 15, WITH A JUMP OF 494 cm. THE PREVIOUS RECORD - 492 cm - WAS SET UP BY DAVE TORK OF THE UNITED STATES.

    NIKULA BEGAN BY CLEARING 470 cm. HE THEN ATTEMPTED A JUMP OF 494 cm - BUT KNOCKED THE CROSS-BAR OFF. HOWEVER, HE DID NOT DISAPPOINT THE SPECTATORS, WHO URGED HIM ON ENTHUSIASTICALLY. A FEW MINUTES LATER, HE TRIED AGAIN, AND JUST MANAGED TO CLEAR 494 cm. NIKULA WAS CHAIRED ROUND THE STADIUM BY FRIENDS AFTER BREAKING THE RECORD.

    HE HOLDS THE EUROPEAN POLE-VAULT RECORD: 485 cm.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA941J7T6PO4RAV3X6MOY3NQV9Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA941J7T6PO4RAV3X6MOY3NQV9Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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