The 17th annual "Meeting of Friends" Athletics carnival was held in the Rastrello stadium in Siena, Italy, on Sunday (12 September).
GV 100 metres women's tart and finish at Siena athletics meeting won by Angela Sclano of Italy. (No.21 Lane 3)
SV Jana Matysova of Czechoslovakia throwing discus.
SV Competitor number 121 Zsuszsa Nyitrai of Hungary throwing discus.
GV Polish competitor Kristyna Nadolna throwing discus.
SV Soviet competitor Tatiana Potapova competing in long jump, finishes second.
Sv Hungarian competitor Erdelyne Szabo winning long jump.
GV Start of men's 800 metres.
SV Athletes around final bend with Mike Boit (Kenya) coming in to win from Carlo Grippo (Italy).
Tanzanian start Filbert Bayi provided the highlight of the meeting winning the 5000 metres race five seconds ahead of Italian, Luigi Zarcone with Russia's Genalis Kosariev third. Bayi's time was 14 minutes 00.04 seconds.
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Background: The 17th annual "Meeting of Friends" Athletics carnival was held in the Rastrello stadium in Siena, Italy, on Sunday (12 September). It was a day-long meeting and 127 athletes from the United States, Tanzania, Kenya, Australia, Hungary, Poland, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Italy took part. Although it was dominated by U.S. victories there were some excellent performances from the other competitors.
SYNOPSIS: The women's 100 metre sprint. And a win for Italian girl Angela Sclano in 12.20 seconds. Natalia Mtvejeva of the Soviet Union came in second in 12.33 seconds and Daniela Drinkova of Czenchoslovakia third in 12.42 seconds.
In the women's discus the girls from Eastern europe took the first three places. Jana Matysova of Czechoslovakia came third, throwing the disc 52.04 metres.
Hungarian competitor, Zsuzsa Nyitrai, was second. Her throw went 53.90 meters.
The winning performance came from Poland's Kristyna Nadolna with a distance of 55.54 metres.
The women's long jump. And a second place win or Tatiana Potapova of the Soviet Union who jumped 5.89 metres.
The winner was the Hungarian girl, Erdelyne Szabo, who easily carried off the event with a leap of 6.64 metres. Maddelena Bruni of Italy came third with a jump of 5.82 metres.
The men's 800 metre race saw a strong field vying for line honours. For Mike boit of Kenya it was another attack on the world record.
And as they came into the final lap Boit was ahead. He didn't break the record but went on the win in one minute 46.95. Carlo Grippo of Italy came in second in one minute 47.82 seconds and in third place was Hungary's Janos Hrenek in one minute 48.70 seconds.