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    CORK, IRISH REPUBLIC

    Yuri Sedykh of the Soviet Union smashed the world hammer record by 2.20 metres at an international athletics meeting at Cork, in the Irish Republic on July 3 to give him the record for the fourth time.

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    1. GV Yuri Sedykh steps into ring before launching 86.34 metre world record throw (4 shots) 0.34
    2. GV Sergei Litvinov steps into ring and throws 85.14 metres (2 shots) 0.53
    3. Yuri Sedykh steps back into ring and throws 85.98 metres (2 shots) 1.17
    4. Sergei Litvinov steps back into ring and throws 84.84 metres (2 shots) 1.36
    5. Yuri Sedykh steps back into ring and throws another 85-metre plus throw (3 shots) 1.58
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    SPORT: ATHLETICSNOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY HAS RTE COMMENTARY BY TONY O'DONOGHUE AND JIMMY MAGEE WHICH MAY BE USED IF REQUIRED.
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    Background: CORK, IRISH REPUBLIC

    Yuri Sedykh of the Soviet Union smashed the world hammer record by 2.20 metres at an international athletics meeting at Cork, in the Irish Republic on July 3 to give him the record for the fourth time. Sedykh, Olympic champion in Montreal in 1976 and again in Moscow four years later, had a first throw of 86.34 metres to beat compatriot Sergei Litvinov's world best of 84.14 metres set in Moscow last year. Litvinov also beat his former record when he threw 85.14 metres in Cork to take second place. In a remarkable evening's hammer throwing, the Soviet pair broke Litvinov's former record six times but neither could beat Sedyk's opening throw. Litvinov won the inaugural world title in Helsinki, Finland last year when Sedykh finished third.

    Source: RADIO TELEFIS EIRANN (RTE)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAGXBR03WNBPW4D8WWH9HSLDC3
    Media URN:
    VLVAGXBR03WNBPW4D8WWH9HSLDC3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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