• Short Summary

    IVORY COAST BEAT GHANA BY 92 POINTS TO 90 IN THEIR TWO-DAY ATHLETICS MATCH STAGED IN ACCRA AS PART OF THEIR SECOND FRIENDSHIP GAMES.

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    IVORY COAST BEAT GHANA BY 92 POINTS TO 90 IN THEIR TWO-DAY ATHLETICS MATCH STAGED IN ACCRA AS PART OF THEIR SECOND FRIENDSHIP GAMES. THE IVORY COAST TEAM HAD ALREADY BUILT UP A LEAD AT THE END OF THE FIRST DAY ON FRIDAY (17 MAY).

    WATCHED BY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, THE GAMES WERE HOTLY CONTESTED BUT THE IVORIEN COMPETITORS HAD JUST THE EDGE OVER THE GHANAIANS TO GIVE THEM THEIR NARROW MARGIN OF VICTORY.

    THE MEN'S 440 YARDS HURDLES WAS A TYPICAL EXAMPLE. THE IVORY COAST FINISHED SECOND AND THIRD PUSHING GHANA INTO SECOND AND FOURTH POSITION.

    THE IVORIENS ALSO WON THE 220 YARDS MEN'S EVENT AND THE MEN'S HIGH JUMP. THE 220 YARDS RACE WAS WON G. KONE IN A TIME OF 21.85 SECONDS, WITH FELLOW COUNTRYMAN, DIBY AKPA, SECOND. THE WINNING HIGH JUMP WAS SIX FOUR INCHES.

    GHANA FARED BETTER IN THE MEN'S LONG JUMP WITH A BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE FROM COMMONWEALTH GOLD MEDALLIST, MIKE AHEY.

    BUT THE STRONGLY-BUILT IVORIENS CAME BACK IN THE MEN'S DISCUSS WHICH WAS WON BY KRAGBE WITH A THROW OF 171 FEET SIX AND A HALF INCHES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADBQITNKD4OCTJRS8T3P9ZFWGE
    Media URN:
    VLVADBQITNKD4OCTJRS8T3P9ZFWGE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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