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    Athletics.....and the KB International Games at the Olympic Park in Melbourne on Thursday (12 January),?

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    GTV PAN The 100 metres for men, IN SLOW MOTION ZOOM INTO Don Quarrie of Jamaica, number 5, winning in the KB International Games in Melbourne.
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    SV Spectators applauding.
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    SV Quarrie walking off track.
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    TV Start of the 800 metres for men with competitors rounding track.
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    SV Spectators applauding.
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    SV John Higham of Victoria taking the lead on final bend ZOOM IN TO Higham shaking hands with other competitors.
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    TV Competitor No. 5, Lasse Viren of Finland walking up track to start ZOOM IN TO Viran's legs.
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    TV Viren lining up with competitors for the start of the 2-mile men's even ZOOM OUT TO start of race.
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    CU Lap five and ZOOM TO Viren running during race.
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    SPORT: ATHLETICS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Athletics.....and the KB International Games at the Olympic Park in Melbourne on Thursday (12 January), produced a crop of exciting performances, as well as one or two disappointing ones. Olympic 200 metres champion Don Quarrie from Jamaica completed a fine sprint double; Australia's John Higham outsprinted John Walker, New Zealand's Olympic 1500 metres gold medallist, to win the 800 metres, but the legendary Finn, Lasse Viran, four times an Olympic gold medallist, flopped disappointingly in the two miles.

    SYNOPSIS: The 100 metres, seen here in slow motion, emphasised the class of Don Quarrie. The Jamaican in lane five, is strong, very powerfully built, and he rocketed away from the blocks to win in 10.48 seconds. Australian Paul Narraccott from Queensland came through to take second place with the Panamanian Guy Abrahams third.

    Quarrie's time in the 200 metres was 20 point five.

    The 800 metres saw John Walker in action. Walker, in the all-black strip, is world record holder for the mile, but with his powerful finish, he is always a danger in the 800.

    Coming off the final bend Walker tried to burst through on the outside, but there was no stopping Higham. He timed his sprint to perfection, to win in a time of one minute 47.1 seconds. Walker's time was one minute 47.2 seconds.

    In the international two miles, all eyes were on number five, Lasse Viren. The Finn made track history in the Montreal Olympics by successfully defending the 5,000 and 10,000 metres titles he had won in Munich in 1972.

    There were no medals for Viran this time. He beat only one of the 12 runners, and finished 180 metres behind eventual winner, Ireland's Eamon Coghlan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9RXV51OUJ6LXA8HXMK25GWM1E
    Media URN:
    VLVA9RXV51OUJ6LXA8HXMK25GWM1E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
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    N/A

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