• Short Summary

    Leading athletes from many countries participated in the annual international Janusz Kusocinski Memorial Competition, held in Warsaw June 13 and 14.

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    Leading athletes from many countries participated in the annual international Janusz Kusocinski Memorial Competition, held in Warsaw June 13 and 14.

    In the first day's events - marked by torrential rain and a thunderstorm - Kent-Smith, of England, won the 1500 metres in 3 min. 50.5 sec.

    On the second day, E Piatowski, of Poland, beat the world record for the men's discus with a throw of 196 ft. 6 1/2 in.. The former record was 194 ft. 6 in., set by Fortune Gordien (United States) six years ago.

    One of the 3000 metres races run on the second day was won by H. Grodotzki, of East Germany, in 7 min. 58.4 sec., Ibbotson, of England, coming third.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABNCZGZVQM9ZZJ5SOYC52DLTA
    Media URN:
    VLVABNCZGZVQM9ZZJ5SOYC52DLTA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:25:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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