1960 SUMMER OLYMPICS: TRACK AND FIELD - 1 Scenes from the track and field competition during the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. John Thomas competes in the high jump but doesn't make his goal to capture a gold medal. In the broad jump, Ralph Boston breaks Jesse Owen's record in the broad jump and wins the gold.
TRACK AND FIELD: MILLROSE GAMES In Madison Square Garden in New York, top track and field student athletes compete in the Millrose Games. Jim Wedderburn wins the 600 yard race and Hayes Jones set a dazzling new record in the 60 yard high hurdles. Wilma Rudolph thrills audiences with her performance in the 60 yard dash and Ralph Boston dominates the competition in the broad jump.
Date: February 6, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:11:00, With Audio
TRACK AND FIELD: NEW YORK AC GAMES In Madison Square Garden, top American and Soviet track and field athletes compete in the New York Athletic Club Games. Wilma Rudolph sets a new record in the women's 60 yard dash. Don "Tarzan" Bragg misses clearing 16 feet in the pole vault. Ralph Boston jumps just over 26 feet in the broad jump competition. John Thomas and Valeri Brumel compete in the high jump and Brumel sets the new record.
Date: February 20, 1961 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:29:00, With Audio
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA TRACK MEET Olympic hopefuls set out to beat records at a Modesto, California track meet. Ralph Boston beats his own broad jump record and the Mile Run is won by Dyrol Burleson over Tom O'Hara by exactly 1 inch.
FINAL U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS FOR ATHLETICS Final trials for the upcoming U.S. Olympics in Los Angeles see Bob Hayes tie the American record in the 100-meter dash while new world records are set by Ralph Boston in the broad jump and Rex Cawley in the 400-meter event. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
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