ATHLETES IN TRAINING
HAMILTON, 18th August,
Owing to tho Tahiti disaster it is thought likely that'the Australians will compete at tho Canadian National Ex hibition meet. Arrangements are being made for an eights race between the New Zealand, English, United States, and Canadian, crews. Mr. Weir, the manager, stated that the Australian team had been particularly fortunate in training, for no serious injuries had been sustained. He expects at least five wins from Ms team of nine, and is confident that they will come through with flying colours. The men spent the day quietly at tho stadium, going through light training. They and tho New Zealand team are quartered at tho Prince of Wales School together. Cameron, who was not up to form in the 100 yards free style early to-day, is expected to do much better in the finals. Ryan bids fair to take the 15,000 yards free style. Calder was forced to withdraw from the high diving because he has sprained his back and has been, indisposed for some time.
, According to Mr. Hobbs (the New Zealand manager), Johnson is suffering from a sore shoulder which forced him to drop out of the pole vault.
There has been great anxiety during the past week, due to a reported outbreak of spinal meningitis among the Empire athletes at Hamilton. Fifteen Canadians are quarantined on tho third floor of the Prince of Wales School, one of them being the prominent runneiy Vornon Evelle, and tho physicians, foaring to rouse anxiety, kept the matter secret. To-day, however, they announced that Evelle was not suffering from meningitis. The other fourteen will be freed from quarantine tomorrow, wherefor it is believed that tho danger is past.
Tho Australians and New Zealanders avo on the lower floors of tho Prince of Wales' School, outside contact with those suspected.
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WAITING EVENTS, Evening Post, Volume CX, Issue 44, 20 August 1930
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