Johanna Schaller keep the Olympic 100-metre hurdles title in East German hands despite a stroke of bad luck preventing her team mate Annelie Ernhardt from defending her title -- she had been disqualified in an earlier race.
WOMEN'S 100 METRE HURDLES FINAL
GV START AND RACE (2 shots)
CU WINNER SCHALLER
MS MEDAL CEREMONY
CU WINNER ON DAIS
(MEN'S 400 METRE SPRINT FINAL)
GV STARET: PAN ROUND
MS JUANTORENA AND WERNER RUNNING
MS NEWSOUSE, JENKING, MITCHELL (AUSTRALIA)
MS INTO STRAIGHT
GV HOME STRAIGHT WITH NEW HOUSE IN LEAD, OVERTAKEN BY CUBAN
GV PAN DISCUSS THROUGH AIR
MS MELNIK LEAVES CIRCLE
WOMEN'S 100 METRE HURDLES WITH SCHALLER WINNING AND MEDAL CEREMONY: MEN'S 400 MET E FINAL WITH JUANTORENA WINNING: WOMEN'S 400 METRE FINAL WITH SZEWINSKA WINNING: WOMEN'S DICUS - SCHLAAK AND MELNIK THROWING.
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Johanna Schaller keep the Olympic 100-metre hurdles title in East German hands despite a stroke of bad luck preventing her team mate Annelie Ernhardt from defending her title -- she had been disqualified in an earlier race. Miss Schaller, a 23-year-old physical education teacher, sped home in 12.77 seconds -- and gave East Germany its seventh athletics gold medal in the games so far. Two Russians, Tatiana Anisimova and Matalia Lebedeva, won the silver and bronze.
In the men's 400 metres final, Cuba's Alberto Juantoreno achieved a unique double when he added the 400-metres title to his 800-metre gold medal. He was the first non-American to win the title in twenty-four years: the United States had to content itself with a silver and bronze, won by Fred Newhouse and Herman Frazier.
The women's 400-metre final clinched a gold for Irena Szewinska of Poland, She also improved her own world record in finishing in 49.29 seconds. East Germany's Christina Brehmer won the silver; her team mate Ellen Streidt the bronze.
Another East German girl, Evelin Schlaak, unexpectedly won the gold medal in the women's discus throw. It was a great disappointment for the Russians, whose Faina Melnik had been expected to win the gold. But the only managed a silver - and then had it taken away from her when the judges disallowed her best throw, and she dropped back into fourth place. Bulgaria's Maria Vergova moved into second place, while East German Gabrielle Hinzmann was awarded the bronze medal.
SYNOPSIS: And they're on their marks in the 100 metres hurdle...on their way. East Germany's Berend on the far side, then the Russian girl - and the other East German girl is going great -- Schaller, Johanna Schaller, in lane four. Poland's Rabsztyn coming up in the back of them, and it's The Russian, Anisimova, and it's going to be a battle for the line... East Germany there - and it looked like the Russian girl, Anisimova, but the East German girl is the one who is looking delighted.
Joanna Schaller, whose celebrations were not premature - she just got the gold medal, by one-hundredth of a second.
Eight finalists for the men's 400 metres...And this time they're away, and Jenkins of Britain far away, catching up on the Australian, Also going well inside Jenkins, is Fred Newhouse the American who finished second to Jenkins in the American championships last year. And once again, Juantoreno of Cuba has started so slowly. Now he's caught right up with them. But there goes the Cuban down the back straight, he's really got to cut it back,
It's Newhouse of the United States, right up on Jenkins now, and also going well, right on the outside, is American M. axie Parks. Jenkins already has a lot to do against the American. And here comes Juantoreno, in lane two. Newhouse leads. Juantoreno cutting down on the little American. And Juantoreno comes through in lane two, Newhouse toeing up. The two of them drive for the line - and on his way to a second Her roar was magic...and it's long, long, lone - a long throw. She's back in the hunt, cool under real pressure.