• Short Summary

    A BELOW-STRENGTH UNITED STATES MEN'S TEAM SCORED A RUNAWAY VICTORY OVER GREAT BRITAIN IN THEIR TWO-DAY ATHLETICS MEETING WHICH ENDED IN LONDON'S WHITE CITY STADIUM TONIGHT, BUT THE BRITISH WOMEN'S TEAM MANAGED TO SCRAPE A ONE-POINT VICTORY.

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    WOMEN'S 4-HUNDRED METRES; MEN'S 5-THOUSAND METRES.




    Initials TS/V/PW/SGM


    THIS FILM IS FOR SCHEDULED NEWS PROGRAMMES ONLY

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A BELOW-STRENGTH UNITED STATES MEN'S TEAM SCORED A RUNAWAY VICTORY OVER GREAT BRITAIN IN THEIR TWO-DAY ATHLETICS MEETING WHICH ENDED IN LONDON'S WHITE CITY STADIUM TONIGHT, BUT THE BRITISH WOMEN'S TEAM MANAGED TO SCRAPE A ONE-POINT VICTORY. IN THE MEN'S EVENTS. THE FINAL POINTS SCORE WAS UNITED STATES 131, GREAT BRITAIN 90, AND IN THE WOMEN'S EVENTS, UNITED STATES 66, GREAT BRITAIN 67.

    THE HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY'S EVENTS WAS BRILLIANT WIN BY 24-YEAR-OLD DICK TAYLOR, OF GREAT BRITAIN, WHOSE 5-THOUSAND METRES WINNING TIME OF 13 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WAS THE FASTEST IN THE WORLD THIS YEAR AND A NEW BRITISH RECORD, AND WELL INSIDE THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING STANDARD OF 13 MINUTES 50 SECONDS.

    IN THE WOMEN'S 1-HUNDRED METRE, IRIS DAVIS, OF THE UNITED STATES WON IN 11.6 SECONDS, MATCHING THE UNITED KINGDOM ALL COMERS' RECORD.

    THE WOMEN'S 4-HUNDRED METRES ALSO WENT TO THE UNITED STATES WITH KATHY HAMMOND JUST OUTSIDE THE UNITED KINGDOM ALL COMERS' RECORD. THE GIRL WHO SET UP THE RECORD LAST YEAR, LILLIAN BOARD, CAME SECOND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD9N2OZNEQ1LUBSOVSLCP62VQJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9N2OZNEQ1LUBSOVSLCP62VQJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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