• Short Summary

    MOHAMED GAMMOUDI, THE TUNISIAN OLYMPIC CHAMPION, WON THE 5,000 METRES IN THE WORLD GAMES AT HELSINKI YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN A TIGHT FINISH WITH LITTLE-KNOWN KENYAN WOLDE MEDHIN TADESSE.

  • Description


    RUNNERS LINED UP FOR 1,500 METRE RACE; START; RACE IN PROGRESS; JIPCHO WINS; CROWD; 5,000 METRES RACE IN PROGRESS; GAMMOUDI WINS; GAMMOUDI WITH TADESSE.




    Initials GHB/VS/MR/ES


    SPORT: ATHLETICS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MOHAMED GAMMOUDI, THE TUNISIAN OLYMPIC CHAMPION, WON THE 5,000 METRES IN THE WORLD GAMES AT HELSINKI YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN A TIGHT FINISH WITH LITTLE-KNOWN KENYAN WOLDE MEDHIN TADESSE. THE 1,500 METRES EVENT WAS WON BY KENYA'S BEN JIPCHO.

    A CROWD OF 17,800 WATCHED THE FIRST NIGHT'S EVENTS IN THE GAMES AT HELSINKI'S OLYMPIC STADIUM. THE GAMES WERE DUE TO CONTINUE THIS EVENING -- PROBABLY WITHOUT THE EXPECTED CONTINGENT OF UNITED STATES ATHLETES WHO WERE SAID TO BE UNLIKELY TO COMPETE.

    IN COLD, WINTRY WEATHER GAMMOUDI STRETCHED OUT TO BEAT THE KENYAN BY ONE SECOND WITH A TIME OF 13 MINUTES 52.6 SECS.

    NAFTALI TEMU, THE KENYAN RUNNER WHO FINISHED THIRD TO GAMMOUDI IN THE OLYMPIC 5,000 METRES IN MEXICO AND BEAT HIM IN THE 10,000 METRES, RAN DISAPPOINTINGLY TO FINISH ONLY NINTH. ANOTHER KENYAN, PAUL MOSE, WAS SIXTH.

    BEN JIPCHO, TAKING THE LEAD IN THE LAST LAP, SCORED A CONVINCING VICTORY IN THE 1,500 METRES IN 3 MINS 43.5 SECS. NORWEGIAN ARNE KVALHEIM FOLLOWED HIM HOME IN 3.44.4.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD9T8ZSRMEBOIQY6Z1OG4YHT17
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9T8ZSRMEBOIQY6Z1OG4YHT17
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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