United States high jumper Dwight Stones set a new world indoor high jump record at Madison Square Gardens on Friday (21 February) Stones cleared the bar at 7 feet 5 3/4 inches (2.28 metres) on his second attempt at that height.
SCU Don Baird with pole as spectators look on (2 shots)
LV Baird running
GV Baird over bar clearing 17 foot 9 and spectators clapping (3 shots)
SV Cheryl Toussaint winning women's 600 metres and officials look on (2 shots)
SV Competitors in men's 1000 metres (3 shots)
GV Rick Walhuter in lead and winning (3 shots)
GV Competitors in 1500 metres with Filbert Bayi in lead (5 shots)
SV Spectators cheering as Bayi crosses winning line (2 shots)
SV Competitors in women's 1500 metres (3 shots)
GV Francis Larrieu crosses winning line
SV Dwight Stones relaxing and spectators look on (2 shots)
LV Stones running and does backward flip over high jump at 7'5 and three quarters but knocks down bar. Spectators (2 shots)
SV Stones runs up for second jump and clears bar crowds cheer and he waves his arms (3 shots)
SCU Stones surrounded by newsmen...
CU Stones signature on Record application form and signing autographs (2 shots)
NEWSMAN: "How does it feel, champ?"
STONES: "Feels fine this indoor season, it feels just about as sweet as all the four times."
NEWSMAN: "You looked at the tape yourself before you jumped?"
STONES: "Yes I'm sure its absolutely right, there are no problems."
NEWSMAN: "Are you going to check it again?"
STONES: "Yes, I'm going to check."
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This film also includes comments from Dwight Stones after making record jump.
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Background: United States high jumper Dwight Stones set a new world indoor high jump record at Madison Square Gardens on Friday (21 February) Stones cleared the bar at 7 feet 5 3/4 inches (2.28 metres) on his second attempt at that height.
Earlier he'd won the high jump event when his closest competitor at the meet failed to clear 7 feet 2 inches (2.18 metres). Earlier this month Stones was robbed of the record in California because of a mistake in measuring the height of the bar. Last week he took no such chances and checked the height personally.
Other records fell during the meeting.
Australian pole vaulter Don Baird who was very much a dark horse cleared 17 feet 9 inches (5.41 metres) for a meet record.
Tanzanian Filbert Bayi -- current king of the 1,500 metres -- led the field all the way in the men's event. Although his final time wasn't spectacular, on the way he lowered the world indoor record for three-quarters of a mile from 3 minutes 1.2 seconds to 3.00 minutes dead.
American Francis Larrieu set a new meet record in the women's 1,500 metres in 4 minutes 17,4 seconds.
In the men's 1,000 metres American Rick Walhuter -- who lacked the top class competition needed to break records -- romped home in 2 minutes 22.2 seconds ... only a few seconds outside the world record.
In the women's 800 metres Cheryl Toussaint coasted home looking as though she still had plenty in reserve as she breasted the tape.