• Short Summary

    KIPCHOGE KEINO OF KENYA OUTCLASSED AMERICAN JIM RYUN AND ALL OTHER RIVALS TO WIN THE OLYMPIC 1500 METRES GOLD MEDAL IN MEXICO CITY OF SUNDAY.

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    KIPCHOGE KEINO OF KENYA OUTCLASSED AMERICAN JIM RYUN AND ALL OTHER RIVALS TO WIN THE OLYMPIC 1500 METRES GOLD MEDAL IN MEXICO CITY OF SUNDAY. IN THE WOMEN'S 4X100 METRES RELAY THE UNITED STATES TEAM SET A WORLD RECORD OF 42.8 SECONDS TO WIN THE OLYMPIC TITLE. DICK FOSBURY, 21-YEAR-OLD UNITED STATES HIGH-JUMPER, CLAIMED A GOLD MEDAL WITH A LEAP OF 2.24 METRES (7 FEET 4 1/4 INCHES) IN THE HIGH-JUMP FINALS.

    KEINO, 29, WENT INTO THE LEAD WITH TWO LAPS TO GO, FINISHING THE DISTANCE IN 3 MINUTES 34.9 SECONDS. RYUN, THE 21-YEAR-OLD WORLD RECORD HOLDER, WAS UNABLE TO MUSTER THE STRENGTH FOR HIS FAMOUS FINISHING SPRINT, AND AT THE BELL HE WAS FOURTH, 20 YARDS BEHIND KEINO. RYUN OVERTOOK WEST GERMANS BODO TUMMLER AND HARALD NORPOTH BUT COULD NOT OVERTAKE KEINO.

    KEINO'S TIME SET A WORLD RECORD AND WAS ALSO A WORLD BEST PERFORMANCE AT HIGH ALTITUDE.

    IN THE WOMEN'S RELAY EVENT THE AMERICANS WERE CLEARLY SUPERIOR TO OTHER FINALISTS. CUBA WAS SECOND TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE EVENT, HALF A SECOND BEHIND. THE SOVIET UNION FOLLOWED A TENTH OF A SECOND LATER INTO THIRD PLACE. HOLLAND, AUSTRALIA AND WEST GERMANY FILLED FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH PLACES RESPECTIVELY.

    DICK FOSBURY'S SPECTACULAR STYLE IN THE HIGHJUMP EVENT -- UPSIDE DOWN AND HEAD FIRST OVER THE BAR -- HAD ALREADY CREATED SOME CONTROVERSY IN OLYMPIC ATHLETIC CIRCLES. IT IS THOUGHT THAT FOSBURY'S STYLE OF JUMPING, ALTHOUGH LEGAL, MAY BE THOUGHT TOO INNOVATORY, AND THERE COULD BE PRESSURE FOR IT TO BE BANNED. ED CARUTHERS OF THE UNITED STATES WAS SECOND IN THE HIGHJUMP, WITH 2.22 METRES (7FT 3 1/2 INS), AND VALENTIN GAVRILOV OF THE SOVIET UNION FILLED THIRD PLACE WITH 2.20 METRES (7FT 2 3/4 INS).

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    Film ID:
    VLVABIY9KHWEMKZYO7QHMEPWXPXQA
    Media URN:
    VLVABIY9KHWEMKZYO7QHMEPWXPXQA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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