Honours for France and Greece in the Mediterranean Games on Saturday. The flying French schoolteacher?
GV PAN..Papanikolau (No 121) clearing 5 metres
GV ZOOM OUT..Papanikolau clears 5.30 metres
GV Women's final 400 metres, start of race and race continues (2 shots)
GV End of race -- Besson wins for France, Covoni of Italy came in second
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Background: 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.