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    THE FOURTH DAY OF THE EUROPEAN GAMES IN ATHENS YESTERDAY BROUGHT GOLD MEDALS TO BRITAIN AND EAST GERMANY IN ATHLETICS EVENTS.

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    THE FOURTH DAY OF THE EUROPEAN GAMES IN ATHENS YESTERDAY BROUGHT GOLD MEDALS TO BRITAIN AND EAST GERMANY IN ATHLETICS EVENTS.

    IN THE 200 METRES WOMEN'S EVENT, EAST GERMAN TEENAGE STAR PETRA VOGT TOOK HER SECOND GOLD MEDAL OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, NARROWLY DEFEATING HER TEAM-MATE RENATE MEISSNER. BRITISH RUNNER MRS PEAT, LOOKING SLIGHT AND FRAIL, BESIDE THE EAST GERMANS, LED AT ONE POINT, AND CLOCKED HER FASTEST TIME AND THE BEST BY A BRITON SINCE 1963. BUT SHE COULD ONLY MANAGE THIRD PLACE.

    THE 800 METRES MEN FOR ME PROVIDED EAST GERMANY WITH ANOTHER GOLD, WHEN DIETER FROMM STORMED HOME WELL AHEAD OF HIS CZECHOSLOVAKIAN CHALLENGER PLACHY. EAST GERMANY MATUSCHEWSKI TOOK THE BRONZE, BUT HIS TEAM MATE EPHARD SCHULZE HOME LAST IN A FIELD OF EIGHT RUNNERS.

    HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY, HOWEVER, WAS THE 5,000 METRES EVENT, BRITISH RUNNER IAN STEWART DOMINATED THE RACE FROM THE START. IN AN EVENT THAT DEMANDS TACTICAL SKILL AS WELL AS STAMINA AND SPEED, STEWART EXHIBITED ALL THREE. HOLDING THE LEAD FOR THE FIRST THREE THOUSAND METRES, HE SUDDENLY STEPPED ASIDE AND ALLOWED, ALMOST FORCED, THE RUSSIAN, SHARAFUTDINOV INTO FIRST PLACE. THE TIGHTLY PACKED FIELD OF FOURTEEN RUNNERS TROTTED THROUGH THE LAPS, AND WITH TWO TO GO, THE BELGIAN PUTTEMANS TOOK THE LEAD.

    BUT WITHIN HALF A LAP, STEWART WAS BACK IN FRONT, ACCELERATED SLOWLY, AND LEFT THE REST OF THE FIELD FAR BEHIND.

    HE GAINED BRITAIN HER THIRD GOLD, AND BECAME THE YOUNGEST MAN, AT 20, TO WIN THE EUROPEAN 5,000 METRES. SHARAFUTDINOV CAME SECOND, AND BRITISH RUNNER ALAN BLINSTON GAINED A BRONZE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD2CHHF8I9PXOYYQCOJOTI9Y1S
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2CHHF8I9PXOYYQCOJOTI9Y1S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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