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    A THREE-MAN RUSSIAN ATHLETICS TEAM TOOK PART IN THE MILLROSE TRACK MEETING AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, IN NEW YORK ON FRIDAY NIGHT -- AND WON THREE OF THE MAJOR EVENTS.

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    Background: A THREE-MAN RUSSIAN ATHLETICS TEAM TOOK PART IN THE MILLROSE TRACK MEETING AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, IN NEW YORK ON FRIDAY NIGHT -- AND WON THREE OF THE MAJOR EVENTS.

    IGOR TER-OVANESYAN (SOVIET UNION) ACHIEVED A WORLD BEST INDOOR MARK FOR THE LONG JUMP WITH A LEAP OF 26 FEET 10 INCHES (8.17 METRES). TER-OVANESYAN, EUROPEAN CHAMPION, HOLDS THE OUTDOOR RECORD WITH 8.31 METRES (27 FEET THREE INCHES). INDOOR MARKS ARE NOT RECOGNISED FOR OFFICIAL RECORD PURPOSES.

    RALPH BOSTON, AMERICAN OLYMPIC CHAMPION, WHO HAD BEATEN THE RUSSIAN ON SIX PREVIOUS OCCASIONS, WAS PLACED SECOND WITH 25 FEET 10 INCHES (7.87 METRES).

    HIGH JUMPER VALERY BRUMEL GAINED A SECOND RUSSIAN SUCCESS WHEN HE CLEARED SEVEN FEET TWO INCHES (2.18 METRES), ALSO A MEETING RECORD. HE BEAT THE TITLE-HOLDER, AMERICAN JOHN THOMAS, WHO WAS SECOND WITH SEVEN FEET ONE INCH (2.15 METRES).

    BRUMEL HOLDS THE OFFICIAL WORLD OUTDOOR RECORD OF SEVEN FEET FIVE INCHES (2.26 METRES).

    IN THE POLE VAULT EVENT, U.S. MARINE JOHN EULSES SET A MEETING RECORD WHEN HE CLEARED 16 FEET 1 INCH.

    VALERY BULISHEV (SOVIET UNION) WHO WAS RUNNER-UP FOR THE 1962 EUROPEAN 800 METRES TITLE, WON THE 880 YARDS IN ONE MINUTE 50.8 SECONDS. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME HE HAD RACED ON A WOODEN TRACK. PETER SNELL OF NEW ZEALAND WAS SECOND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6JLXS54VXT5HNTWSJRA5X57P5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JLXS54VXT5HNTWSJRA5X57P5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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