John Akii-Bua, Judith Ayaa, Steve Prefontaine: US-USSR-World All-Stars Keep Track Of-Subject Meet At Berkeley

John Akii-Bua, Judith Ayaa, Steve Prefontaine: US-USSR-World All-Stars Keep Track Of-Subject Meet At Berkeley

The US USSR Planet All Stars Keep track of and Subject Satisfy passed off on Saturday, July third 1971, in Berkeley within the Edwards Stadium of University of California.

Extremely just lately, on Could 30th 1971, John Akii Bua had commendably lessened the four hundred meters hurdles African record to 49.seven seconds in Kampala, and thus attained a fairly substantial amount of attention. But there was some skepticism about the timing plus the monitor situations, given that the event was contested with a somewhat not known and unrecognized African keep track of. Nonetheless, in Berkeley, 21 yr aged policeman Akii was regarded as An important contender for that gold medal. The opposite two favorites ended up Wes Williams who was thought to be United states’s top contenders, and Russia’s Vyacheslav Skomorokhov. Williams experienced in the current national AAU championships concluded next during the 440 yards hurdles (that is 4 yards for a longer period compared to metric lap) in a powerful 49.3; when Skomorokhov who finished fifth in the foregone 1968 Olympics experienced a forty nine.one own very best during the intermediate hurdles.

Ultimately, Akii Bua of Uganda, representing the World, received (50.one), 2nd was College of Washington’s Jim Seymour (United states of america) in 50.five, Roger Johnson (Entire world) was third (fifty.nine), Vyacheslav Skomorokhov (USSR) was fourth (50.nine), fifth was Wes Williams (51.0) of United states, followed by Yuriy Zorin (USSR) in 53.three.

Akii Bua’s remarks are pointed out (AP 1971: 19).

“I have already been working towards hurdles with both of those… proper… and remaining leg. I feel people that hurdle with only one leg are not versatile ample… I haven’t got any set plan to operate a lot of methods between the hurdles. I just go about them Once i get there.”

Inside the Adult males’s 4x400m relay the United states crew (Edesel Garrison, Frederick Newhouse, Tommie Turner, Darwin Bond) triumphed (three:02.9); the entire world’s team (Alfred Daley, John Akii Bua, Laighton Priestley, Garth Situation) was 2nd (3:08.4); while the USSR group (Boris Savchuk, Yuriy Zorin, Dimitriy Stuklaov, Semyon Kocher) was very last.

Judith Ayaa of Uganda, representing the globe, participated during the Girls’s 4x400m relay. This time, the USSR team gained (3:36.0). The Soviet runners ended up Lyudmila Findgenova, Lyudmila Aksenova, Natalya Chistyakova, and Nadyezhda Kolesnikova. 2nd an in 3:38.one was the USA crew (Esther Stroy, Gwen Norman, Cheryl Toussaint, and Jarvis Scott). Ending third in 3:44.one was the entire world all Stars crew of Ayaa, Penny Werther, Allison Ross Edwards, and Yvonne Sanders.

Main highlights within the international observe fulfill integrated the location of a new planet record in the substantial jump (seven toes, six.twenty five inches) by University of Wisconsin’s Pat Matzdorf (United states); and also a new countrywide record inside the 5000m (13:thirty.four) by United states’s Steve Prefontaine (University of Oregon).

Overall in factors, the United states received, USSR was next, and the earth All Stars team was third.

Performs Cited

AP (July fourteen, 1971) “For The usa Russian Observe Duel: U.S. Runners Weren’t Prepared,” in “Odessa American.”