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    Taiwan's woman champion sprinter, Chi Cheng, who holds the 100 and 200 metres world records, dominated the opening day of the track and field events at the Sixth Asian Games in Bangkok on Thursday(10 December).

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    Taiwan's woman champion sprinter, Chi Cheng, who holds the 100 and 200 metres world records, dominated the opening day of the track and field events at the Sixth Asian Games in Bangkok on Thursday(10 December). Shrugging off a leg injury, she won a 100 metres heat in 11.6 seconds, equalling the Games record.

    Later Chi Cheng went on to win the 100 metres semi-final in the same time. In the heat she won by five yards from a Japanese teenager Keiko Yamahada.

    In the men's high jump Teymour Ghiassi of Iran caused a surprise by taking the gold medal against much-favoured Japanese opposition. Ghiassi, using the so-called "Fosbury Flop" style named after the American winner of the Gold Medal at the 1968 Olympics, won on a countback from Japan's Hidehiko Tomizawa after both cleared 2.06 metres. India's Bhim Singh was third.

    The Asian Games were opened on Wednesday by King Bhumibol of Thailand amid the flutter of pigeon's wings and the release of hundreds of multi-coloured balloons. A Thai athlete kindled a flame which will burn for the duration of the 11-day games.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABIDFT3XZEQHIFKNG3GG60CJRW
    Media URN:
    VLVABIDFT3XZEQHIFKNG3GG60CJRW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
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    N/A

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