INTRODUCTION: Athletics ...
SV & GV Brian Oldfield (USA) puts the shot. (3 shots)
GV Start of men's 800 metres and crowd watching. (2 shots)
GV Runners coming up to bell in last lap with Brian Pheriot (USA)) winning.
GV Start and first circuit of 3,000 metre walk for men.
GV Willie Banks (USA) wins triple jump.
SV Result board.
SV PAN Finish of 3,000 metre walk won by Maurizio of Milan. Congratulated by team mate.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Athletics ... and competitors from many countries, including the United States, Soviet Union, China, and France, participated at an indoor track meeting in Tokyo on Saturday (21 March). The Americans took first in many events.
SYNOPSIS: American Brian Oldfield made a good throw to win the shot-putting. His distance -- 21-point-29 metres. (21.29m). In second place was Japan's Yoshihisa Urita who set a new Japanese indoor record of 16-point-16 metres. (16.16m)
The men's 800 metres race developed into a tense battle the first three...
In the last lap, Brian Pheriot of the United States was in the lead, By then, there was nothing to stop him and he won the event in one minute. 53-point-57 seconds (1m 53.57) Japan's Takatsune Teranishi was second and Billy Konchellah of Kenya came in third.
The big test of endurance at the competitions was the three-thousand metre walk for men. At the early stage it was anyone's guess as to which athlete would have the staying power to finish the course with speed.
Willie Banks of the United States created a new American indoor record by winning the triple jump with a distance of 17-point-20 metres. (17.20m)
Back to the 3,000 metres walk and it was a well deserved victory for Maurizio Da Milano of Italy.
His times was 11 minutes 14-point-05 seconds. (11m 14.05)