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    PISA/ROME, ITALY

    Tamara Bykova of the Soviet Union set a women's high jump world record of 2.04 metres at an international Athletics meeting in Pisa on August 25.

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    PISA: HIGH JUMP:
    1. GV Tamara Bykova (USSR) getting ready to jump, and jumping as spectators cheer and applaud; cameraman taking pictures of the new world champion (3 shots) 0.37
    ROME: SWIMMING: European Swimming Championship:
    2. GV Competitors diving in and starting race (breast stroke) (8 shots) 1.54
    3. SV Competitors completing race, won by Ute Geweniger (East Germany) who broke her own 100 metre record 2.00
    InitialsASG/BB

    SPORT: ATHLETICS/SWIMMING
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    Background: PISA/ROME, ITALY

    Tamara Bykova of the Soviet Union set a women's high jump world record of 2.04 metres at an international Athletics meeting in Pisa on August 25. Five days earlier, she and West German Ulrike Meyfarth had set a joint world record of 2.03 metres during the European Athletics Cup final in London. After setting her new record, the 24-year-old champion had the bar raised another centimetre, but her three attempts at the new height proved unsuccessful.

    In Rome on the same day, Ute Geweniger of East Germany broke her own world 100 metres breast stroke record at the European Swimming Championships. It was her gold medal at the championships. She had already won a record five gold medals at the 1981 events. Geweniger was in command all the way in this year's race, and won unchallenged in 1: 08. 51, 0.09 seconds inside her previous world mark, set in Yugoslavia two years previously. The East Germans earlier took gold and silver medals in the women's 100 metres butterfly events. They have won eleven swimming and diving titles so far, five more than the Soviet Union, which collected two titles on the same day.

    Source: RAI

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    Film ID:
    VLVADP6282SOG1OMKZLXTIRFXTMVT
    Media URN:
    VLVADP6282SOG1OMKZLXTIRFXTMVT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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