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    EAST BERLIN AND POTSDAM, EAST GERMANY

    Two new world records were set in East Germany during an alternative-style Olympics athletics meeting.

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    JULY 20 EAST BERLIN
    1. GV Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin new world record distance of 104.8 metres. Crowd applaud (3 shots) 0.24
    2. GV Bulgaria's Ludmilla Andonova leaps new women's high jump world record of 2.07 metres. She jumps ecstatically after clearing bar as crowd applaud. 0.49
    3. GV East Germany's Heike Daute wins women's long jump with 7.32 metres (4 shots) 1.09
    4. GV Competitors' list on board 1.11
    5. GVs Women start 100 metres race, won in 10.91 seconds by Marlies Goehr of East Germany (3 shots) 1.50
    JULY 21 POTSDAM
    6. GV Women's 200 metres race in progress, won by East Germany's Marita Koch in 21.71 seconds (3 shots) 2.25
    7. GV Women's 4 x 100 metres relay race in progress (4 shots) 3.15
    8. GV Women's javelin thrower, Petra Felke of East Germany, throws 74.64 metres (3 shots) 3.31
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    SPORT: ATHLETICSEUROVISION RECORDING
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    Background: EAST BERLIN AND POTSDAM, EAST GERMANY

    Two new world records were set in East Germany during an alternative-style Olympics athletics meeting. During the two-day event, a third world record was equalled and five world best times for the year were set. On July 20 in East Berlin, East Germany's Uwe Hohn became the first man to throw a javelin more than 100 metres, notching up a record of 104.8 metres and smashing the former best of the United States's Tom Petranoff by more than five metres. Ten minutes later, the crowds which had turned up to watch a cup of world record holders and world and Olympic champions from 18 countries, witnessed a second world record. Bulgarian high jumper Ludmilla Andonova, whose previous best was 1.99 metres,hit a new women's high jump leap of 2.07 metres. The 24-year-old mother, who gave up athletics for six months last year to have her child, beat the previous best, held by the Soviet Union's Tamara Bykova, by two centimetres. Heike Daute of East Germany turned in the year's second best women's long jump with a leap of 7.32 metres, 11 centimetres away from the 7.43 metre world record, held by Romania's Anisoara Cusmir. The women's 100 metres race was won by East Germany's Marlies Goehr, who sprinted home in 10.92 seconds, comfortably ahead of teammate Ingrid Auerswald in 11.13 seconds. Goehr holds the world record of 10.81 seconds which she set last year. In Potsdam on July 21.East German sprinter Marita Koch equalled her own 200 metres world record of 21.71 seconds. She forged into the lead from the start and increased the gap between her and compatriot challengers Goehr and Baerbel Woeckel. Koch, the world 200 metres and Olympic 400 metres champion, set her world record five years ago. East Germany also claimed a world best this year in the women's 4 x 100 metres relay, completed in 41.69 seconds with a team that comprised Koch, Goehr, Auerswald and Gladisch. Another fine performance was achieved in the women's javelin, when East Germany's Petra Felke threw a distance of 74.24 metres, just over a half metre outside the
    world record. This year's world best performances were also claimed by East Germany for the women's discuss with a Gisela Beyer throw of 73.10 metres, for a Joerg Peter marathon time of two hours nine minutes 14 seconds, and for walkers Ralf Kowalsky and Ronald Weigel, who covered the 20 kilometre and 50 kilometre distances in one hour, 20 minutes, 34.4 seconds, and three hours, 38 minutes 31 seconds respectively.

    Source: DDRF

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9SRE06R6YAXTM0Q8K77K4IADX
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SRE06R6YAXTM0Q8K77K4IADX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1984
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:31:00
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