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    Honours for France and Greece in the Mediterranean Games on Saturday. The flying French schoolteacher?

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    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.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAE8L97EWEMT5X0LOH64QSDS0D
    Media URN:
    VLVAAE8L97EWEMT5X0LOH64QSDS0D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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