• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE WOMEN'S LONG JUMPER, MARY RAND OF BRITAIN BEAT THE 19-YEAR-OLD POLISH GIRL, IRENA KIRSZENSTEIN, IN A LONG JUMP AT THE WOMEN'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON TODAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    THE WORLD'S NUMBER ONE WOMEN'S LONG JUMPER, MARY RAND OF BRITAIN BEAT THE 19-YEAR-OLD POLISH GIRL, IRENA KIRSZENSTEIN, IN A LONG JUMP AT THE WOMEN'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LONDON TODAY (SATURDAY).

    OLYMPIC CHAMPION RAND JUMPED 21 FEET (6.4 METRES) WITH HER FOURTH JUMP.MISS KIRSZENSTEIN CLEARED 20 FEET 11 1/2 INCHES (6.38) WITH HER LAST JUMP...A DISTANCE DETERMINED AFTER A FEW TENSE MOMENTS AS THE JUDGES CHECKED WITH THEIR TAPES.

    BUT MISS KIRSZENSTEIN, WHO WON SILVER MEDALS IN THE 200 METRES AND LONG JUMP IN THE TOKYO OLYMPICS, DID WIN THE DAY'S 100 YARDS EVENT IN 10.6 SECONDS TO EQUAL THE EUROPEAN RECORD AND CONFIRM HER POSITION AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD 100 YARDS RANKINGS THIS YEAR.BUT AT THE LONG JUMP, HER GREAT RIVAL MAINTAINED THE THREE-YEAR UNBEATEN RECORD INTACT.

    THOUGH IT WAS WOMEN'S DAY, THERE WAS AN INVITATION RACE FOR THE MEN.AND THE RACE WAS THE GREATEST SEEN OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.EIGHT RUNNERS BROKE FOUR MINUTES AND JOSEPH ODLOZIL OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA, THE OLYMPIC 1500 METRES SILVER MEDALLIST, FINISHED IN THREE MINUTES 56.8 SECONDS.ONLY ONCE, IN AMERICA LAST YEAR, HAVE EIGHT MEN BEATEN FOUR MINUTES IN A MILE RACE.

    JOHN DAVIES OF NEW ZEALAND CAME IN ABOUT A FOOT BEHIND, IN A TIME OF 3:56.9 AND THIRS WAS JOHN WHETTON OF BRITAIN.PETER SNELL, OLYMPIC DOUBLE GOLD MEDALLIST, FINISHING SEVENTH, HAS NOW SUFFERED FIVE SUCCESSIVE DEFEATS.HE STARTED WELL, TAKING THE LEAD AT THE HALF MILE STAGE AND TUCKED IN BEHIND DAVIES AT THE BELL, READY FOR THE FINISHING BURST.BUT THE PACE BECAME TOO HARD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE73AP962QH5N8QK7EOHA3PCAZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE73AP962QH5N8QK7EOHA3PCAZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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