• Short Summary

    GASTON ROELANTS, BELGIUM'S WORLD RECORD STEEPLECHASER, SHATTERED OPPOSITION ON MONDAY (16 OCTOBER) WHEN THE 3000 METRES STEEPLECHASE IN MEXICO'S PRE-OLYMPICS.

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    GASTON ROELANTS, BELGIUM'S WORLD RECORD STEEPLECHASER, SHATTERED OPPOSITION ON MONDAY (16 OCTOBER) WHEN THE 3000 METRES STEEPLECHASE IN MEXICO'S PRE-OLYMPICS. IN TWO OF THE WOMEN'S SPRINT EVENTS, CUBA AND THE U.S.A. ACHIEVED GOLD-MEDALLED FIRSTS - CUBA IN THE 100 METRES, AMERICA IN THE 400.

    SO FAR THE GOLD MEDALS HAVE BEEN FAIRLY WELL DISTRIBUTED AMONG THE COUNTRIES - WITH THE OCCASIONAL SURPRISE LIKE THE UNOFFICIAL BREAKING OF A WORLD RECORD IN AN INFORMAL TRAINING SESSION. THIS HAPPENED WHEN LYNN DAVIES, THE WELSH ATHLETE, ACHIEVED A LONG JUMP OF 27 FT. 10 INS. (8.48 MTRS).

    THE LADIES HAVE BEEN THRIVING IN MEXICO CITY'S RARIFIED AIR, PERCHED 7,400 FEET (2,255M) ABOVE SEA-LEVEL. CUBA, FRANCE, AND HOLLAND GAINED FIRST THREE PLACES IN THE WOMEN'S 100 METRES. THE RESULTS WERE:
    1. M. COBIAN (CUBA) - 11.4 SECONDS
    2. G. MEYER (FRANCE) 11.6 "
    3. W. VAN DEN BERG (HOLLAND) - 11.7 SECONDS.

    RESULTS IN THE LADIES 400 METRES WERE:
    1. C. COOKE (USA) - 52.4 SECONDS
    2. K. WALLGREN (SWEDEN) - 53.0 SECONDS
    3. M. NOIROI (FRANCE) - 53.7 SECONDS.

    GASTON ROELANT'S UNIVERSITY STADIUM SUCCESS INDICATES THAT HE TOO HAS MASTERED THE HIGH-ALTITUDE CONDITIONS, WHICH TEND TO FAVOUR THE SHORT EVENTS, AND TO LEAVE THE LONG-DISTANCE ATHLETES RATHER SHORT OF OXYGEN. ROELANTS, WHO CAME THIRD IN THE 10,000 METRES, WON BY 50 YARDS (METRES) FROM HIS NEAREST RIVAL K. L. BRISIUS OF WEST GERMANY - REPEATED HIS WIN OF LAST YEAR IN 8 MINUTES 57.7 SECONDS. THIRD WAS RUSSIA'S A. HURIAN IN 9 MINUTES 6.8 SECONDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADIR47LM60JQL5A0COC0X3THNX
    Media URN:
    VLVADIR47LM60JQL5A0COC0X3THNX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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