• Short Summary

    TOMMIE SMITH, THE 24-YEAR-OLD CALIFORNIAN COLLEGE STUDENT, HAS GIVEN BRITAIN'S SPRINTING HOPES FOR THE MEXICO OLYMPIC GAMES A SAMPLE OF THE COMPETITION THEY CAN EXPECT IN OCTOBER.

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    WHITE CITY STADIUM; SPECTATORS; 200-METRE EVENT; SMITH LEADING FIELD INTO HOMER STRETCH; SMITH AFTER RACE; LYNN DAVIES IN LONG JUMP; MILE, WON BY JOHN WHETTON; SPECTATORS; PUCE OF CANADA THROWING DISCUS; WOMEN'S 80-METRES HURDLES WITH DEADHEAT, PRYCE AND SCHELL.




    Initials GS/V/JF/OS


    SPORT: OLYMPIC
    EDITORS: THIS FILM FOR USE IN SCHEDULED NEWS PROGRAMMES ONLY

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    Background: TOMMIE SMITH, THE 24-YEAR-OLD CALIFORNIAN COLLEGE STUDENT, HAS GIVEN BRITAIN'S SPRINTING HOPES FOR THE MEXICO OLYMPIC GAMES A SAMPLE OF THE COMPETITION THEY CAN EXPECT IN OCTOBER.

    SMITH SHOWED A FINE GLIMPSE OF HIS RECORD-BREAKING POWER WITH A SUPERB SPRINTING DISPLAY AT THE WHITE CITY STADIUM IN LONDON TODAY (SATURDAY). RUNNING WELL WITHIN HIMSELF, HE WON THE 200-METRES TRACK EVENT IN 20.8 SECONDS. THIS WAS ONE-TENTH OF A SECOND INSIDE THE TRACK RECORD SET BY McDONALD BAILEY 16 YEARS AGO. SECOND WAS BRITAIN'S RALPH BANTHORPE, IN 20.9 SECONDS AND THIRD WAS ANOTHER BRITON, RICHARD STEANE, IN 21 SECONDS FLAT.

    BANTHROPE'S SECOND TO SMITH WAS SOME CONSOLATION FOR BRITAIN'S SPRINTERS. BRITAIN FARED BETTER IN THE MILE, WHICH WAS WON BY JOHN WHETTON IN 3 MINS 58.5 SECS. SAM BAIR OF THE UNITED STATES WAS SECOND.

    CANADIAN GEORGE PUCE THREW DISCUSS 188 FT. 9 INS. TO WIN HIS EVENT AND ESTABLISH A RECORD. IN THE WOMEN'S 80-METRE HURDLES. THE RESULT WAS A DRAW BETWEEN INGE SCHELL OF GERMANY AND PAT PRYCE OF BRITAIN. THEIR TIME WAS 10.9 SECONDS. SECOND WAS PAT JONES OF BRITAIN AND HELGARD ZIMMERMAN OF GERMANY WAS THIRD. LYNN DAVIES OF BRITAIN WON THE LONG JUMP WITH 25 FEET 8 INS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3Y9JEWSRAL6L20OAPBKC9XJGL
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Y9JEWSRAL6L20OAPBKC9XJGL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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