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    MANHEIM AND EBERSTADT, WEST GERMANY/WARSAW, POLAND

    West Germany's Jurgen Hingsen improved his own world decathlon record when he collected 8,798 in National Olympic trials in Manheim on June 9.

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    MANNHEIM, WEST GERMANY: JUNE 9: (ZDF):
    1. CU PAN Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany with other competitors before start of 1500m race 0.08
    2. GV Hingsen into finishing straight and crossing line in second place 0.52
    EBERSTADT, WEST GERMANY: JUNE 10: (ARD):
    3. SV Zhu Jianhua of China preparing for a high jump 1.04
    4. GV & SVs Zhu Jianhua clears high jump at new world record height and celebrating (2 shots) 1.42
    5. GV SLOW MOTION REPLAY OF JUMP 1.57
    6. SV & GV Zhu Jianhua being congratulated by other competitors and crowd applauding (2 shots) 2.12
    WARSAW, POLAND: JUNE 9: (TVP):
    7. GVs Marian Woronin of Poland wins 100 metres race in European record time (3 shots) 2.40
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    SPORT: ATHLETICS
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    Background: MANHEIM AND EBERSTADT, WEST GERMANY/WARSAW, POLAND

    West Germany's Jurgen Hingsen improved his own world decathlon record when he collected 8,798 in National Olympic trials in Manheim on June 9. Hingsen, who is 26, set his previous mark of 7,779 points on June 5, 1983 in Berhausen, West Germany. Hingsen has been battling for world records with his great rival, Britain's Daley Thompson, since August 1982. That was when Hingsen broke Thompson's record by 19 points, with 8,723. One month later, however, Thompson fought back to improve Hingsen's record by 20 points. This was the mark Hingsen smashed in Bernhausen the following year. The two rivals will now face one another directly in a fight for a gold at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics, when the West German's greater ability in the 1500 metres could prove crucial.

    Zhu Kinahua of China also broke his own world record, the following day (June 10), when he cleared 2.39 metres in an international high jump competition. His jump, in Eberstadt, West Germany, bettered his previous world mark set in September last year, by one centimetre.

    A European record fell in Warsaw, Poland on June 9, when Marian Woronin won them en's 10 metres in 9.99 seconds. The Polish athlete thus became the first European to run 100 metres in less than 10 seconds. The previous European mark of 10.01 seconds was set by Italy's Pietro Mennea in Mexico City in September 1979. The world record of 9.93 was set by US athlete Calvin Smith in Colorado Springs in July last year.

    Source: ZDF/ARD/TVP

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    Film ID:
    VLVADLW3ZW31P6QPU0TE5JF9E4ZOY
    Media URN:
    VLVADLW3ZW31P6QPU0TE5JF9E4ZOY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
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