Wladslaw Kozakiwicz of Poland set a new indoor world record of 18 feet 3 1/2 inches (5.57 metres) in the Pole Vault at the Maple Leaf indoor Games in Toronto, Canada, on Friday (13 February).
GV PAN Auditorium
MV No. 10 (runner up) clears bar as audience watches (3 shots)
MV No. 81 (winner) clears bar to win event, and is congratulated by crowd (4 shots)
MV Scoreboard shows 18' 3 1/2"
GV Start of mile race with crowd watching and runners doing first lap (4 shots)
CU Scoreboard indicating last lap
MV Runners, cheered on by crowd, cross finish line (3 shots)
CU Indicator board showing 3.59.3 (4 shots)
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Background: Wladslaw Kozakiwicz of Poland set a new indoor world record of 18 feet 3 1/2 inches (5.57 metres) in the Pole Vault at the Maple Leaf indoor Games in Toronto, Canada, on Friday (13 February).
He beat his fellow countryman, Tadeusz Slusarski's week-old record by half an inch (one centimetre) at his second attempt.
Dan Ripley of the United States had three attempts at the height, but failed at each to finish second.
In the mile race, Irishman Eamonn Coughlan, who attends Villanova University in Philadelphia, surprisingly beat New Zealander Rod Dixon, with world indoor record holder, Tony Waldrop, third. Coughlan's time was three minutes 59.3 seconds.
It's the third time the record has been broken in little more than eight weeks in 1976. Ripley had broken it first when he cleared 18 feet 2 1/4 inches.
SYNOPSIS: The world indoor pole vaulting record was broken in Canada on Friday night. Here the second place getter in the event, Dan Ripley of the United States, clears the bar. The pole vaulting was part of the Maple Leaf Indoor Games in Toronto.
The new world record of eighteen feet three and a half inches was set by Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz of Poland, at his second attempt.
The mile race resulted in a surprise win for Irishman Eamonn Coughlan, who attends the Villanova University in Philadelphia. He was one of the university's medley team which broke the world indoor relay record recently.
He beat star New Zealander, Rod Dixon and world indoor record holder, Tony Waldrop in a time of three minutes fifty-nine point three seconds.