• Short Summary

    PETER SNELL OF NEW ZEALAND SET A NEW WORLD RECORD IN 880 YARDS SPRINT CLOCKING ONE MINUTE 49.9 SECONDS AT THE INTERNATIONAL ATHLETIC INDOOR TRACK MEET HELD IN TOKYO ON MARCH 17 AND 18, AT THE TOKYO METROPOLITAN GYMNASIUM.

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    PETER SNELL OF NEW ZEALAND SET A NEW WORLD RECORD IN 880 YARDS SPRINT CLOCKING ONE MINUTE 49.9 SECONDS AT THE INTERNATIONAL ATHLETIC INDOOR TRACK MEET HELD IN TOKYO ON MARCH 17 AND 18, AT THE TOKYO METROPOLITAN GYMNASIUM.

    THE MEET WAS DONE TO TRAIN JAPANESE SPORTSMEN FOR THE 1964 OLYMPICS. AMONG THE INVITEE WERE THOSE FROM NEW ZEALAND, SWEDEN AND U.S.A. THE MEET WAS SPONSORED BY NHK (JAPAN BROADCASTING CORP.).

    IN THE EVENTS MISS TSU TSUMI, A JAPANESE SCHOOL GIRL, SET A NEW RECORD FOR INDOOR HIGH JUMP BY CLEARING 1.68 METERS, BETTERING PREVIOUS RECORD BY 0.18 METERS.

    RALPH BOSTON OF U.S.A. WHO WON THE 1960 OLYMPIC BROAD-JUMP AND RETAINS THE WORLD OUTDOOR RECORD OF 8.28 METERS AND INDOOR RECORD OF 8.08 METERS DID 7.43 METERS JUMP. HE HAD A LEFT LEG INJURY.

    IN POLE VAULT JOHN YURSES OF U.S.A. JUMPED 4.65 METERS BUT FAILED WHEN BAR WAS RAISED TO 4.80 METERS.

    IN THE 60 YARDS HURDLES FINALS AMERICA'S HAYES JONES CLOCKED 7.1 SCORES TO TAKE THE FIRST PLACE IN 60 YARDS DASH.

    WORLD RECORD HOLDER MURRAY HALBERG, VETERAN NEW ZEALAND RUNNER WHO LAT YEAR SET A WORLD INDOOR TWO-MILE RECORD OF 8 MINUTES 34.3 SCORED AN EASY WIN BY CLOCKING 8 MINUTES 50.8 SECONDS.

    ANOTHER NEW ZEALANDER 24-YEAR OLD PETER SNELL BETTERED HIS OWN WORLD INDOOR MARK IN THE 880 YARD SPRINT BY 0.3 SECONDS. HIS PREVIOUS RECORD WAS SET EARLIER HIS YEAR. AT TOKYO HE TOOK THE LEAD AT THE HALF WAY POINT OF THE FIRST LAP AND PASSED 440 YARDS IN 53 SECONDS AND FINISHED 16 METERS AHEAD OF HIS NEAREST JAPANESE RIVAL. SNELL'S TIME WAS ONE MINUTE 49.9 SECONDS. THE SECOND PLACE WAS FOR JAPAN'S MAMORU MORIMOTO WHO CLOCKED ONE MINUTE 54.2 SECONDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAS3Q9VTOXVU0V6X7806TGPXBD
    Media URN:
    VLVAAS3Q9VTOXVU0V6X7806TGPXBD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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