• Short Summary

    TWO WORLD RECORDS FELL AT LONDON'S WHITE CITY STADIUM TODAY (MONDAY), THE FINAL DAY OF THE TWO-DAY ATHLETIC MATCH BETWEEN BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES.

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    TWO WORLD RECORDS FELL AT LONDON'S WHITE CITY STADIUM TODAY (MONDAY), THE FINAL DAY OF THE TWO-DAY ATHLETIC MATCH BETWEEN BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES.AMERICA WEN THE MEN'S MATCH, WITH 120 POINTS TO 91, AND THE BRITISH WOMEN WON BY 65 1/2 TO 51 1/2.

    IN THE 880 YARDS EVENT FOR MEN, MAXIMUM POINTS FOR THE AMERICANS, BUT ONLY JUST.BRITAIN'S J.BOULTER PUT UP A GREAT FIGHT TO BE BEATEN INTO THIRD PLACE BY 2/10THS OF A SECOND.GROTH AND DUPREE CAME FIRST AND SECOND IN THE SAME TIME: 1 MINUTE 48.1 SECONDS.

    PERHAPS THE MOST EXCITING RACE OF THE DAY WAS THE 4 BY 110 YARDS RELAY WON BY THE BRITISH WOMEN IN A NEW WORLD RECORD TIME OF 45.2 SECONDS.THE FAST TIME WAS SOMETHING OF A SURPRISE SINCE THE CINDER TRACK WAS SOFTISH AFTER HEAVY RAIN DURING THE WEEKEND.DOROTHY HYMAN, A MEMBER OF THE BRITISH TEAM WHO CAPTURED THE WORLD RECORD IN 1958, RAN ANCHOR AND PUT IN A TREMENDOUS BURST TO FINISH FIVE YARDS AHEAD OF AMERICA'S EDITH MACQUIRE.MISS HYMAN HAD EARLIER WON THE 100 YARDS SPRINT IN 10.7 SECONDS - ONE TENTH OF A SECOND OUTSIDE HER OWN U.K.NATIONAL RECORD.

    THE MEN'S 4 X 440 YARDS RELAY WAS ANOTHER VICTORY FOR AMERICA.ALTHOUGH IN THE LAST LEG ADRIAN METCALFE MADE A GREAT EFFORT, WILLIAMS WAS TOO GOOD FOR HIM.THE TIME FOR THE RELAY: 3 MINUTES 7.2 SECONDS.

    THE FINAL LAP OF THE THREE MILE EVENT, THE LONG DISTANCE RACE OF THE DAY, SAW BRUCE TULLOH, THE EUROPEAN CHAMPION WAY BUT IN FRONT.HE CLOCKED 13 MINUTES 22.4 SECONDS FOR THE VENT - THE FASTEST TIME IN BRITAIN THIS YEAR, WITH TEAM-MATE TAYLOR SECOND.MAXIMUM POINTS FOR GREAT BRITAIN.

    THE OTHER WORLD RECORD FELL TO JOHN PENNEL IN THE POLE VAULT.THE 22 YEAR-OLD LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY STUDENT BROKE HIS OWN RECORD WITH A SPECTACULAR LEAP OF 16 FEET 10 AND A QUARTER INCHES.THREE MORE TIMES HE HAD THE CROWD GASPING AS HE FAILED WITH ATTEMPTS TO CLEAR 17 FEET.

    PENNEL HAS NOW BEATEN THE WORLD RECORD SEEN TIMES THIS YEAR.HIS PREVIOUS RECORD, 16 FEET 8 AND 3/4 INCHES, WAS SET AT THE WHITE CITY STADIUM LAST MONTH, AND HE EQUALLED THAT MARK IN WARSAW 10 DAYS AGO.

    TODAY'S WIN FOR THE AMERICANS ROUNDED OFF A TRIUMPHANT FOUR-MATCH TOUR OF EUROPE.THEY PREVIOUSLY BEAT THE SOVIET UNION, POLAND, AND WESTERN GERMANY.THE AMERICAN WOMAN LOST ALL FOUR MATCHES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC50IZ62OQQL92BSA74W94WPQS
    Media URN:
    VLVAC50IZ62OQQL92BSA74W94WPQS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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