• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    GV Stadium in pouring rain.


    2.
    SV Pan... Boys taking cover PAN to Camera team


    3.
    LV Men clearing water from track.


    4.
    GV Start of the 100 metres for women.


    5.
    GV Finish of the 100 metres won by Popova of Russia.


    6.
    SV Popova being congratulated.


    7.
    GV People taking cover.


    8.
    GV Runners in the 1,500 metres around track.


    9.
    SV Runners' legs through water.


    10.
    CU Children under cover.


    11.
    SV Runners towards finish Kent-Smith leading.


    12.
    GV Finish of race Kent-Smith wins, followed by Lewandowski of Poland.


    13.
    BV Runners.


    14.
    CU Kent-Smith walks past camera.


    15.
    GV Crowded stadium the next day.


    16.
    SV High jump for women, Chien-Fen-Zun from China.


    17.
    GV Balazs??? of Rumania over jump, the winner with of jump of 1.80 M.


    18.
    SCU Balazs.


    19.
    SV Pole vault, Bulgarian jumper over in slow motion.


    20.
    GV Krzesinski of Poland pole vaults.


    21.
    GV Pan... Start of the 3,000 metres,


    22.
    SV Grodotzki of East Germany leading, followed by Zinny of Poland, then Ibbotson of England.


    23.
    LV Around track ditto.


    24.
    GV Spectators


    25.
    GV Pan... Grodotzki still leading followed by Zinny and Ibbotson towards finish, Ibbotson trying hard to take the load.


    26.
    Finish of race, places as above.


    27.
    CU Winner Grodotzki of E. Germany being congratulated.


    28.
    LV Winners receive trophies.


    29.
    SV Heria of Czechoslovakia throws the discus.


    30.
    LV Piatkowski of Poland throws the discus.


    31.
    SV Throw is measured .. a new world record.


    32.
    CU Piatkowski is congratulated.


    33.
    SV Pan... From Press man to Piatkowski, with winning trophy.


    34.
    GV Ditto......




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    SPORT: ATHLETICS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:25:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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