• Short Summary

    NORTH KOREA'S WONDER WOMAN RUNNER, SHIN KEUM DAN, WAS OFFICIALLY CLOCKED AT 51.4 SECS. IN?

  • Description

    NORTH KOREA'S WONDER WOMAN RUNNER, SHIN KEUM DAN, WAS OFFICIALLY CLOCKED AT 51.4 SECS. IN THE 400 METRE FINAL ON THE THIRD DAY OF THE FIRST GAMES OF THE NEW EMERGING FORCES (GANEFO) TAKING PLACE IN DJAKARTA. IT WAS A RECORD-BREAKING RUN.

    THE OLD WORLD RECORD WAS HELD BY THE SOVIET ATHLETE MARIA ITKINA WHOSE TIME WAS 53.4 SECONDS.

    IT WAS A WONDERFUL DOUBLE FOR SHIN KEUM DAN WHO ON NOVEMBER 12 WAS OFFICIALLY CLOCKED AT 1 MIN. 59.1 SECS. IN THE 600 METRES FINAL. THIS WAS 2.1 SECONDS FASTER THAN THE AUSTRALIAN'S DIXIE WILLIS'S WORLD RECORD DASH IN PERTH OF LAST YEAR.

    THE NORTH KOREAN ATHLETE'S TIMES WILL NOT DISPLACE THE "OFFICIAL" WORLD RECORDS.

    THE GAMES WERE OPENED BY PRESIDENT SUKARNO ON NOVEMBER 10 BEFORE A CAPACITY CROWD OF 100,000. FIFTY-ONE COUNTRIES ARE REPRESENTED. INDONESIA DECIDED TO STAGE THE GAMES AFTER WITHDRAWING FROM THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE LAST FEBRUARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ROJZJYN41NKC5B282B4DPJEO
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ROJZJYN41NKC5B282B4DPJEO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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