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    ONE WORLD RECORD WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE BRITISH WOMEN'S ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON. THE?

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    ONE WORLD RECORD WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE BRITISH WOMEN'S ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON. THE RECORD BREAKER, VERA NIKOLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA, THE 20 YEAR OLD EUROPEAN CHAMPION. SHE CLIPPED HALF A SECOND OFF THE WOMEN'S 800 METRES WORLD RECORD. HER TIME 2 MINUTES 0.5 SECONDS -- WHICH SHATTERS THE PREVIOUS MARK OF JUDY POLLOCK OF AUSTRALIA. MISS NIKOLIC LED FROM START TO FINISH TO CROSS THE LINE 1.5 SECONDS AHEAD OF BRITAIN'S OLYMPIC HOPE, LILLIAN BOARD. DORIS BROWN OF AMERICA WAS THIRD.

    NIKOLIC SPRINTED AHEAD FROM THE START AND LED THE FIELD OF SEVEN THROUGH THE FIRST LAP. THEN ON THE BACK STRAIGHT SHE LAUNCHED A SEARING BURST OVER OF POWER.

    IN THE 400 METRES A WIN FOR THE DUTCH GIRL M. VAN DER HEEVEN-JANSEN. SHE SET A NATIONAL RECORD FOR HER COUNTRY BY WINNING IN 53.6 SECONDS. TWO BRITISH GIRLS, JANET SIMPSON AND MARY GREEN FINISHED 2ND AND 3RD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADMB34EIIQ1U3JJXKX0ODDTPJJ
    Media URN:
    VLVADMB34EIIQ1U3JJXKX0ODDTPJJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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