New World and European records were set up by Soviet athletes during a students athletic meeting in Moscow recently.
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Background: New World and European records were set up by Soviet athletes during a students athletic meeting in Moscow recently.
Igor Ter-Cvanesyan, a student from Lvov, created a new European record in the long jump. Despite heavy rain he achieved 8 meters 1 cm. Previous holder was Dutch athlete H. Visser with 3 cms less.
Oleg Fedoseyev of Moscow surpassed the previous world record for the hop-step and jump by 11 cms. His effort; 16 m. 70 cms.
European Champion Vasily Kutznetsov of Moscow, was the athlete of the day. Competing in the Decathlon - including 110 meters hurdles; Discus; Long Jump; Hop-Step and Jump; Shot Put and the Pole Vault, he totalled 8,357 points. This surpasses the world record set by American athlete R. John on by 55 points.
All these records have yet to be ratified by the international bodies concerned.