Highlights of the second day of the Olympic Track and Field Trials, taped this afternoon at Downing Stadium on Randall's Island in New York City. Today's events are part of the first elimination meet held to choose the US Olympic track and field squad for the summer games in Tokyo.
Hosting this 90-minute Prime Time Special ABC Exclusive TV broadcast are Jim McKay, Bob Mathias and Bill Flemming.
Jim McKay, Bob Mathias, Bill Flemming and Dick Bank conduct the interviews.
Highlighted is the 100-meter dash (leader Charlie Greene goes down on the track with injury). Trent Jackson winner.
The shot put is highlighted with Dallas Long, Dave Davis, Randy Matson.
The 400 intermediate hurdle is covered with interview winner, Jay Luck.
Illustrator, Photographer Robert Riger describes his illustrations of the trial events.
Discussion of why today’s athletes have achieved so many new world records.
The broad jump trials are covered. Gayle Hopkins competes. Winner Ralph Boston (27.5 feet) is interviewed.
The javelin throw is profiled with Frank Covelli, Ed Red, and Jim Stevenson who surprisingly wins this competition. He is interviewed.
Jim McKay, Bill Flemming cover the 5000 meter run with competitors Bob Schul, Bill Dellinger, Jim Beaty and Gerry Lindgren among the pack.
Jim McKay gives wrap up of all winners and signs off.
Includes numerous commercials, and one with Chris Schenkle