Match of the Giants (1963)

Documentary №5808, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:51, black-white
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Oshurkov M.
Camera operators:Zakharova G., Leongardt U., Mikhaylov L., Oshurkov M., Khavchin A.
Anouncers:Ozerov N.
Text authors:Dolgopyatova G.


USSR and USA track and field national teams match in Moscow in 1963.

Historical background:

In July 1963, in Moscow held a meeting teams of athletes of the Soviet Union and the United States. With a score of 189-147 defeated the athletes of the Soviet Union.

Temporary description:

City of Moscow. They're coming car, the fans are going to Luzhniki Stadium, where the meeting is held teams athletes of the Soviet Union and the United States of America. Spectators at the stadium. On the field athletes face two teams. Coaches Gerd P. and G. Korobkov shake hands. Competitions on the run at various distances, long jump, high. Among the participants - V. Brumel. In the government box over the course of events to observe: Brezhnev. J. Kadar, Khrushchev, W. Averell Harriman, and others. Different aspects of competition. Spectators in the stands screaming, applauding. Sportsmen congratulate each other on the victory.

Reel №1

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Traffic on the avenue Marx - LS.

Muscovites go to the stadium.

Lenin - LS. (Top).

Woman selling competition program.

Cap film.

The spectators in the stands.

At the stadium out U.S. athletes and the USSR.

National flags of countries - MS.

Senior coaches of both teams shake hands, wishing each other success.

The operator of American television at work.

Women participating in the 100-meter race ready to start (Edith Mack Guaira, Maria Itkin, Vayona Meyes, Galina Popova) - LS.

Athletes on the course.

First finishes distance Galina Popova.

At the start of the men - the 100-meter race (Johnny Gilbert, Edwin Ozolin, Robert Hayes, Glory Prokhorovsky) - LS.

Hayes finishes first, second - Ozolin.

With six high jumps John Yulses.

Preparing for the competition.

Then hurl a spear Renee Bair, Olympic champion Elvira Ozolina (I place).

Preparing for the race and the race for 110 meters hurdles for women, run by Alexander Kontarev, Blaine Lindgren, Anatoly Mikhailov, Hayes Jones (Michael wins).

Athletes will start at 10,000 m: Boris Efimov, Bad Edelen, Leonid Ivanov, Peter McArdl, they're at a distance.

First finish L.I.Ivanov his congratulations.

By decision of the Jury of Appeal repeated sprint at 110 meters hurdles at the start because of the interference of American athletes Jones wins again Anatoly Mikhailov.

On the course, participants race at 800 meters, winning Jim Dupree, second place - Valeriy Bulyshev.

Long jump jump Igor Ter-Hovhannisyan (II place) and Ralph Boston.

Relay 4 x 100 m for men.

Viewers outraged violation of the rules of American athletes (decision of the Chief Judge U.S. team disqualified).

Relay 4 x 100 m for women.

Galina Popova brings baton first - LS., CU.

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The second day of competition.

Spectators at a large sports arena.

In the government box Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, Janos Kadar, the Deputy Secretary of State Harriman and others.

The young man takes the autograph world record holder Robert Hayes.

Galina Popova, a group of U.S. athletes.

Athletes Ralph Boston, Frank Cowell, Maria Itkin - MS.

Start and the distance of 200 m for women athletes.

Popov and M. Itkin lead.


Running man at 200 meters, the winner Henry Carr - USA (world record).

Long jump for women - jump: Willie White, Tatyana Talysheva, world record holder Tatyana Shelkanova (winner).

Barrier to running for 80 m preparing Alla Chernysheva, Rosie Bonds, Niliya Kulkov, Joan Terry.

Twice a false start.

The starter takes Rosie Bonds from the competition.

Girls on the run.

Soviet athletes finish the distance.

Joan Terry health professional.

Olympic champion Vladimir Kuts - now coach - and his student Eduard Osipov.

Running on the 3000 m steeplechase, running: E. Osipov, Nikolay Sokolov and Americans Trainor and Zvolak.

Sokolov bypasses American athlete.

E. Osipov pulled forward, overcome obstacles, finish first.

Applauding audience.

Applauded Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, Janos Kadar, Harriman and others.

The participants of the race at 1,500 meters on the distance (Vasily Savinkov, John Belitsky, Dayran Berleson and Tom O'Hara).

Won by the Americans.

Spear - CU.

Frank Cowell (USA) throws a spear.

Soviet athlete throwing a javelin champion of Europe Janis Lusis (winner).

American athletes are preparing for the race by 500 m

Praying Jeff Fishback.

On the course, Leonid Ivanov, Yuri Tyurin, James Kifi, Jeff Fishback.

Winner - Yuri Tyurin.

Gene Johnson jumper to warm up.

Valery Brumel - CU.

Johnson and jump Brumel (multiple attempts).

Winner V. Brumel - a new world record - 2 m 28 cm

Valeria congratulate photographed.

Pass the Soviet and American athletes - contestants.

Applauding audience.

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