Honours for France and Greece in the Mediterranean Games on Saturday. The flying French schoolteacher?
Honours for France and Greece in the Mediterranean Games on Saturday. The flying French schoolteacher Colette Besson set a new games record in the women's 400 metres. She raced round the track at Izmir, turkey, in 53 seconds -- a full 1.2 seconds head of Italy's Covoni in second place.
Greece set up anew record in the pole vault. World record holder Christos Papanikolau set up a new mark of 5.30 metres.
SYNOPSIS: In the Mediterranean Games in Turkey, the word record holder in the pole vault, Christos Papanikolau of Greece, clears five meters on Saturday and hears towards a new games record. He next attempts five-meters-thirty -- and clears it to set up the new record.
In the four-hundred meters, all eyes were on the French girl Colette Besson, nicknamed the flying schoolteacher.
The French girl raced home in a time of fifty-three seconds, to set another game record. Covoni of Italy was second and Salgado of Spain third.