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FURTHER RECORDS

BUBBLES PERFORMANCE BRILLIANT LADY ATHLETE MISS NORMAN AN IDOL QUINN'S FINE RELAY RUN By Telegraph—Press Association—Copyright (Received February 13, 5.5 p.m.) SYDNEY. Feb. 12 Including the world's record by Lavery, South Africa created three Games records to-day. For Australia, Miss Decima Norman, by winning the 220 yds. jvomen's final, established a Games record in that she secured triple success in the same Games series. Miss Norman has become the idol of the crowd and her success to-day met with a tumultuous reception, the crowds standing cheering as she flashed past the tape. England had two successes, these being in the men's 440 yards, in which Roberts created a, new Games record, and the running high jump for women. Miss Odam equalling the Games record. Wales had its first victory in the athletics section, Alford winning the mile in the Games record time of 4m 11.65, which reduced Lovelock's previous record by 1.25.

Three of the eight competitors in the mile were New Zealanders. It was expected that Pullar would give a good account of himself, but he tailed away badly in the last lap. Allen withdrew when a half-mile had been covered and Boot was left to carry New Zealand's colours to third place. Boot's performance, however, was disappointing. He kept near the tail .of the field in the early stages and when he made his run Alford and Backhouse had too much in reserve for him to overtake them.

H. J. Tyrie ran last in the men's '440 yards. Running in the outside lane, lie was passed by other competitors before half-way and he eased up toward tho finish. Miss Tong ran an excellent race in the 80 metres hurdles for women. She took third place shortly after the start and maintained that position narrowly. from Miss Kennedy, Australia. Now Zealand withdrew from the 660. yards women's relay because it did. not have enough 220 yards runners. Quinn was largely responsible for New Zealand securing third place in the mile relay. A. J. Sayers and A. T. Anderson had left hiift with much leeway to make up, but he started at a great pace, carrying New Zealand from last to second, and although he tired at the end. New Zealand's position was considerably improved. . Throughout the afternoon there were frequent victory ceremonies, athletics, cycling, boxing, wrestling, rowing and bowling performances being celebrated. When the South African victories were celebrated tho band played "Voice of South Africa," followed by "tatod Save the King." At the conclusion of the competitions Sir James Leigh Wood, chairman of the Empire Games Federation, declared the Games closed and extended his appreciation and gratitude to all those connected with the competitions. The cere-/ monies concluded with the firing of three guns and the playing of the National Anthem. Following were the results: — PUTTING THE SHOT, MEN Fouche (South Africa), 47ft. 6in. 1 Coy (Canada), 45ft. 9Jin .... •• 2 Drew (Australia), 45ft. 3jlin. • < >.* 3 Eight competed. ONE MILE, MEN 'Alford (Wales) . .. \ Backhouse (Australia) . . • * ** * Boot (New Zealand) .. • • « • Four yards; two yards. Time, 4m 11.6s—a Games and Australian record. Eight started. Allen ran to the front but was immediately overhauled by Backhouse. After 44Q,vds. had been covered, the time was 58.25. Backhouse was leading narrowly from Graham (Scotland). Allen was fourth, Pullar sixth and Boot last. There were only ten vardu between the firsthand last runners. Graham, Backhouse and Clarke (Canada) were the leaders after the half-mile had been covered, the time being 2m 4s. The field was bunched commencing the last lan. Graham, Alford and Backhouse being a yard ahead of Eelcs. Clarko and Boot. Pullar was last some yards back. Boot, moved up to fourth position with 200 yards to go and Graham withdrew. Alford and Backhouse spurted, closely followed by Boot, but the New Zealander could not make the pace and he finished six yards behind the winner.

HIGH JUMP, LADIES Bliss Odam (England), sft. flin. .. 1 Miss Gardner (England), sft. 2in. 2 Miss Forbes (New Zealand), 511. Sin. 3 Seven competed. Miss Gardner was awarded second .place as she bad fewer failures than the New Zealand girlMiss Odam's performance equalled the fiaowa and Australian records.

POLE VAULT, MEN Dti Plessis (South Africa), 13ft. ssin 1 Flotcher (Australia), 13ft. Oiiu. . . 2 Frid (Canada), 12ft. Din 3 Webster (England), and Winter (Australia), also cleared 12ft. 9in., but they had more failures than Webster. Nine competed. The effort of Du Plessis was a Gaines aud Australian record. HOP, STEP AND JTJMP, MEN Metcalfe (Australia), 50ft. lOin. . 1 Miiler (Australia), 50ft. 63in 2 Dickenson (Australia), 50ft. ljln. 3 MTLE RELAY, MEN Canada (Orr, Fritz, Dale, Loaring) 3 England (Handley, Park, McCabe, Roberts) . . .. 2 New Zealand (Sayers, Anderson, Quinn, Tyrie) 3 Twenty yards; twenty-five yards. Time, 3m 16.95. Australia also started. Quinn in a great burst brought New Zealand from last to second place, but he tailed away at the end of the lap and Xyrie started behind the field. Ho passed Jones (Australia), at' tho entrance to the straight to give New Zealand third place. 660 YARDS RELAY, LADIES Australia (Misses Norman, Woodland Coleman, Peake) .. . . 1 England (Misses Stokes, Raby, Saunders, Jeffrey) 2 Canada (Misses Montgomery, Howard, Meagher, Dolson) . . 3 Fifteen yards; fifteen yards. Timo, lm 15.25. New Zealand withdrew. 80 METRES HURDLES, LADIES . Miss Burke (South Africa). , . .. 1 Miss Grant (Australia) . . .. ». 2 Miss Tons (New Zealand) . . . 3 Inches; yard. Time, 11.7s —a Games and Australian record. Six . started., Miss Burke early went to the front and was never headed. Miss Tong jumped well and held third place from the third hurdle. 120 YARDS HURDLES, MEN First Heat.—Lavery (South Africa), 1; Stenner (Australia), 2; Sharpley (New Zealand), 3. Half a yard; eight yards. Time, 14.2s —a Games and Australian record. Popplewell (Australia) was the other starter. Second Heat. —O'Connor (Canada), 1; Kiel (South Africa), 2; McLardy (Australia), 3. A yard; two yards. Time, 14.65. Wilson (Australia) was Ijhfi other starter. I Final. —Lavery, 1; O'Connor, 2; Stenner, 3. A yard; 1J yards. Time, !L4s —a world's record. Six started. Lavery jumped to the front immediately, took his hurdles magnificently, and held an advantage throughout. Sharpley was badly away and •finished last. 440 YARDS, MEN Roberts (England) .. .. »« *« 1 [Fritz (Canada) . . . . . . »? > . 2 Shore (South Africa.) .. . . . . 3 Inches; ljyards. Time, 47.9s —equals the Games and Australian records. Six started." Pyrie (New Zealand) was last. In a very close finish between the two inside track men, Roberts gained a narrow decision. 220 YARDS, INDIES Miss Norman (Australia) , , <. 1 Miss Coleman (Australia) „.. .. 2 Miss Wearne (Australia) . . . . 3 Three yards; two yards. Time, 24.7s Six started. Miss Norman ""was strongly challenged by Miss Coleman when approaching the straight, but, although the former was outside the other Australian girl, she sprinted ahead to "vvin comfortably; Miss Norman's time was one-fifth of a second outside the Games record she established on Thursday. RIFLE SHOOTING ~

BUTTSWORTH'S RECORD KING'S PRIZE WINNER SYDNEY, Feb. 12 At the Empire Games rifle-shootine meeting V. Buttsworth's score (347) in winning the King's Prize was an Australian record. The possible was 355 Bnttsworth won the £SOO prize and other trophies. 'in the Melbourne match (10 shots at 600) the New Zealanders, MaseJield, Jenne and Spry. 49, won £1; Croxton, Soler, Wrigley, Russell and Smith. 48. West and Jones, 4?, won 10s. In the Sydney match (10 shots at 800), Feist, Russell, Nicholls, Bowes, Wrigley and Purvis. 49. won 10s. Jn the Fisher's phospherine match (10 shots at 900), James and Donald, 49. won £1; Hunt, Masefiekl, Symons. Wilton and Farley, 47, won 10s. Additional New Zealarulers who secured awards in the King's Prize were: Nicholls,, 339, £4; Jeune, 337. £3;. Masefield and Jones, 334, H. K. Smith and Croxton, 333; Farley and Russell, 332; Feist, 331 j Hickenbottom, 327; each £2. In the Philips teams match (15 shots at' a disappearing target and a run ning man) Auckland City was first with 132 and won £lO. In the Regimental Bugle match (eight shots at 300 yards) Opaki was third with 124 and won £(i. In the Company Buglo match Opaki and Auckland City each won 30s. The Heritage Titles match was won by Auckland City, who took £l2. Opaki won £3.

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FURTHER RECORDS, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXV, Issue 22962, 14 February 1938

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