• Short Summary

    Nigerian athlete Charlton Ehizuelan, who is now training at the University of Illinois in the United States, could well break the world triple jump record this year.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Ehizuelan preparing
    0.03

    2.
    LV Taking triple jump
    0.10

    3.
    CU (SLOW MOTION) Another jump
    0.17

    4.
    CU Spectators
    0.19

    5.
    CU (SLOW MOTION) Another jump
    0.26

    6.
    CU His coach speaking
    0.34

    7.
    CU Ehizuelan speaks to reporter
    1.15

    8.
    LV & CU Two other jumps (2 shots)
    1.34


    COACH: "If he gets our training programme, picks that up and I'm sure he will, when he gets more acclimated, you won't be surprised at anything."



    GROSS: "Why did you decide to come to Illinois, wa it mostly because of track?"



    EHIZUELAN: "No. To get an education and to run track in preparation for the Olympics."



    GROSS: "What's the furthest that you think you can jump? What are your goals set for? How far do you want to jump?"



    EHIZUELAN: "This year I think I'm a dad at 56 in the Nationals when I meet guys like Clarence Taylor from UCLA and some other good guys too, you know."



    GROSS: "What's the difference between jumping here in Illinois in the United States and jumping in Nigeria?"



    ehizuelan: "Well, in Nigeria there are not many competitions. In this country so far since I came there have been meets every weekend, you know And I think the more you compete the more you get results."




    Initials BB/1945 TA/MR/BB/2001


    SPORT - ATHLETICS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Nigerian athlete Charlton Ehizuelan, who is now training at the University of Illinois in the United States, could well break the world triple jump record this year.

    The triple jump, which used to be called the hop, step and jump, consists of a long jump taking off and landing on the same foot; a stride; and then another long jump. Ehizuelan has already done the best trip;e jump in the world this year.

    Ehizuelan is in his first year at the University. He has already beaten the National Collegiate Athletic Association Champion and he has broken ten records at his first college meeting -- including the long jump.

    The University coach thinks Ehizuelan will get better during the season. He likes jumping in hot weather and is expecting to record triple jumps of over 56 feet (17 metres) in the outdoor Nationals at Austin, Texas in June. Perez of Cuba's world record is only 57 feet 1 inch (17 metres 40).

    This film is shot by Television News Inc. and includes a commentary, remarks by Ehizuelan's coach and an interview with Ehizuelan by T.V.N. transcript John Gross. The T.V.N. commentary may be used verbatim. A transcript appears overleaf. A transcript of the coach's remarks and the Ehizuelan interview follows:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MJ0D5FY2CHXLN5ECAYJT3GEM
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MJ0D5FY2CHXLN5ECAYJT3GEM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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