• Short Summary

    AN ATHLETICS MEET IN MALAGASY ON SUNDAY PRODUCED SOME SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCES FROM A VISITING TEAM OF FRENCH ATHLETES.

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    AN ATHLETICS MEET IN MALAGASY ON SUNDAY PRODUCED SOME SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCES FROM A VISITING TEAM OF FRENCH ATHLETES. AMONG THE MOST NOTABLE EXHIBITIONS WAS THAT OF HERVE D'ENCAUSSE, WHO, WITH A POLE-JUMP OF 5.20 METRES (YARDS), CAME WITHIN 3 CENTIMETRES OF THE EUROPEAN RECORD.

    SOME 3000 SPECTATORS GATHERED IN THE MAHAMASINA STADIUM FOR THE MEET. THE FRENCH TEAM HAD ARRIVED EARLIER IN THE DAY TO COMPETE WITH THE MALAGASY ATHLETES ON THIS SPORTS-CONSCIOUS ISLAND.

    HERVE D'ENCAUSSE, A 23-YEAR-OLD PHYSICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR, BEAT HIS OWN FRENCH RECORD BY 10 CENTIMETRES WITH HIS 5.20 METRE JUMP. HE WAS USING A NEW FIBRE-GLASS POLE, AND ACHIEVED HIS JUMP IN SPITE OF AN OPPOSING HEADWIND. (HIS ORIGINAL FRENCH RECORD WAS ESTABLISHED ON JULY 11 IN BERLIN, AND SUNDAY'S JUMP COMES WITHIN 3 CENTIMETRES OF THAT OF THE EAST GERMAN EUROPEAN CHAMPION, WOLFGANG NORDWIG.)
    THE OTHER VICTORS TO GAIN HIGH PRAISE WERE HURDLES CHAMPION DURIEZ, WHO WON THE 110 METRES IN 14.3 SECONDS, AND TEXEREAU, WHO CAPTURED THE 3000 METRES STEEPLE IN 9 MINUTES 20.1 SECONDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABXUMCURVCGTNOXJ3GTRSFNLGW
    Media URN:
    VLVABXUMCURVCGTNOXJ3GTRSFNLGW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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