At the Moscow Olympics on Monday (28 July), Italy's Pietro Mennea won the men's 200 metres - just preventing Britain's Allan Wells from taking the sprint double.
SV Valery Podluzhavi (723) the Soviet Union competing in Olympic long jump in Lenin Stadium, Moscow (4 SHOTS)
SV Frank Paschek of East Germany (325) competing (4 SHOTS)
SV Lutz Dombrowski (299) of East Germany makes jump of 8.54 metres to take gold medal (3 SHOTS)
SV Dombrowski reacting to jump (2 SHOTS)
GV Women's 100 metres hurdles won by Vera Komisova (USSR) in lane 5 from Johanna Klier (GDR) in lane 3 and Lucyna Langer (Poland) in land 2. World record holder Grazyna Rabsztyn in lane I runs fifth (3 SHOTS)
GV Men's 200 metres. Pietro Mennea in lane 8 (nearest camera ) wins from Allan Wells (UK) in lane 7 and Don Quarrie (Jamaica) in Lane 4. Silvio Leonard of Cuba runs fourth in lane 1 (3 SHOTS)
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Background: At the Moscow Olympics on Monday (28 July), Italy's Pietro Mennea won the men's 200 metres - just preventing Britain's Allan Wells from taking the sprint double. Vera Komisova of the Soviet Union won the women's 100 metres hurdles and in the long jump the 21-year-old East German Lutz Dombrowski produced an outstanding performance.
SYNOPSIS: The long jump provided an excellent competition, with many jumpers clearing eight metres (26 1/2 feet). Valery Podluzhavi of the Soviet Union took the bronze medal with a leap of eight point one eight metres (26ft 9 ins).
Frank Paschek of East Germany won the silver medal with this leap of eight point two one metres (26ft Ilins).
The winner was Lutz Dombrowski with the second longest jump ever - eight point five four metres (28 feet).
The distance was second only to a freakish eight point nine zero metres (29ft 3ins) by the American Bob Beamon 12 years ago.
The women's 100 metres hurdles saw Vera Komisova of the Soviet Union in lane five narrowly beat Johanna Klier of East Germany in lane three. Rabsztyn of Poland in lane one only finished fifth even though the time was outside her world record.
The men's 200 metres final produced a close battle between Pietro Mennea of Italy, in the outside lane, and Allan Wells of Britain, beside him in lane seven. Wells who won the 100 metres gold medal led for most of the race but Mennea came back to win - with the title-holder Don Quarrie of Jamaica in third.
Mennea's winning time was 20 point one nine seconds - well outside his world record.