• Short Summary

    Many of the world's leading athletes have been taking part in the European Indoor Athletics Championships which opened in Rotterdam on Saturday (10 March).

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    Many of the world's leading athletes have been taking part in the European Indoor Athletics Championships which opened in Rotterdam on Saturday (10 March).

    Several records have been broken and others equalled in the two-day championships, which were attended by Prince Claus, of The Netherlands.

    Twenty-four European countries were represented in the increasingly important title event.

    Annelie Ehrhardt, of East Germany, who won the 100 metres hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympic Games last year, was one champion who turned in a spectacular performance. After winning her semi-final of the 60 metres hurdles, she went on to take the final in 8.02 seconds -- equalling the world record, and beating Rumania's Valeria Bufanu by one tenth of a second.

    She now shares the record with Hole Rossndahl of West Germany, Karin Balzer of East Germany, and Theresa Nowak of Poland.

    Britain's Brian Green won his heat of the men's 60 metres event, but failed in the final which was won by Zenon Nowoez of Poland from East Germany's Manfred Kokot.

    SYNOPSIS: In Rotterdam's athletics stadium, Holland plays host to some of the world's best sportsmen and women as the European Indoor Athletics Championship open. The Belgian team is among the first of the competing teams to enter the arena, watched by Prince Claus, of the Netherlands. Then the West German... Bulgarian... and Danish representatives.

    The formidable team from East Germany takes its place in the championships parade.

    Then the team from Great Britain....
    Teams also came from Italy.... Norway.... Austria.... Poland.... Portugal.... and Rumania.

    Spain.... Czechoslovakia.... and Soviet Union teams were also among the twenty-four countries taking part in what has become an increasingly important title event.

    Fast times were recorded in some events. Brian Green, of Britain, won his heat of the sixty metres men's dash, but the final was won by Zenon Nowosz, of Poland.

    France's B. Lamitie.... one of the competitors in the triple jump.... shows his from.

    East Germany's Annelie Ehrhardt, who won the one-hundred metres hurdles gold medal at the Munich Olympic Games, won her semi-final heat, then went on to equal the world record.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC58P3F0U5K49UTFVBRQW97VDM
    Media URN:
    VLVAC58P3F0U5K49UTFVBRQW97VDM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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