• Short Summary

    BERND DIESSNER, EAST GERMANY'S EUROPEAN 5,000 METRES BRONZE MEDALLIST, WON THE INTERNATIONAL INVITATION TWO MILE EVENT IN THE BRITISH GAMES ATHLETICS MEETING AT WHITE CITY, LONDON, TODAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    1.
    GV WHITE CITY
    0.05

    2.
    GV START OF TWO MILES INTERNATIONAL
    0.13

    3.
    LV RACE IN PROGRESS
    0.20

    4.
    SV SECTION OF CROWD
    0.21

    5.
    GV ZOOM IN TO SV FINAL LAP. DIESSNER SPRINTS TO WIN FROM MCCAFFERTY
    0.41

    6.
    SV SECTION OF CROWD
    0.43

    7.
    GV START OF 440 YARDS INTERNATIONAL
    0.51

    8.
    SV PAN BALACHOWSKY HOLDS LEAD ON FINAL LAP TO WIN EVENT
    1.13

    9.
    GV CROWD
    1.16

    10.
    GV ZOOM IN START OF 880 YARDS
    1.26

    11.
    SV BILLINGTON LEADING RUNNERS IN EARLY STAGES
    1.31

    12.
    SV MEMBER OF CROWD WITH BINOCULARS
    1.32

    13.
    SV PAN. NO. 1 MATUSCHEWSKI SPRINTS PAST TO FINISH FIRST
    1.50

    14.
    LV MATUSCHEWSKI AFTER RACE
    1.55



    Initials GHB/V/BOB/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BERND DIESSNER, EAST GERMANY'S EUROPEAN 5,000 METRES BRONZE MEDALLIST, WON THE INTERNATIONAL INVITATION TWO MILE EVENT IN THE BRITISH GAMES ATHLETICS MEETING AT WHITE CITY, LONDON, TODAY (MONDAY). ANDREJ BADENSKI OF POLAND SUFFERED A SURPRISING DEFEAT AT THE HANDS OF FELLOW-COUNTRYMAN JAN BALACHOWSKI IN THE INTERNATIONAL 440 YARDS EVENT. EAST GERMAN MANFRED MATUSCHEWSKI WON THE 880 YARDS INTERNATIONAL RACE.

    DIESSNER CAME THROUGH IN THE LAST 30 METRES TO SCORE A FINE WIN IN THE TWO MILE EVENT. HE WON IN EIGHT MINUTES 31.6 SECONDS, TO BEAT TEN-YEAR-OLD TRACK RECORD OF EIGHT MINUTES 33.0 SET BY NEW ZEALANDER MURRAY HALBERG.

    DIESSNER, A 22-YEAR-OLD PLUMBER FORM POTSDAM, WON FROM BRITISH THREE MILE CHAMPION IAN MCCAFFERTY, WITH HUNGARIAN LAJOS MECSER THIRD.

    BALACHOWSKI OF POLAND WON THE INTERNATIONAL 440 YARDS EVENT IN 46.9 SECONDS, WITH BADENSKI SECOND IN 47.3 AND BRITAIN'S MARTIN WINBOLT LEWIS THIRD. KINGSLEY AGBABOKHA OF NIGERIA WAS SIXTH.

    MATUSCHEWSKI OF EAST GERMANY HAD LITTLE TROUBLE BEATING HIS RIVALS IN THE INTERNATIONAL 880 YARDS EVENT. HE HAD A ONE MINUTE 49.3 SECONDS VICTORY OVER COLIN CAMPBELL OF BRITAIN. POLISH CHAMPION HENRYK SZRODYKOWSKI WAS THIRD, AND MIKE MACLEAN OF BRITAIN WAS FOURTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9MV8QPKG1XH4SKTRUXKFO2PON
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MV8QPKG1XH4SKTRUXKFO2PON
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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