NAIROBI: Reuter: Olympic Champions Pakistan thrashed pounded Kenya’s “B” team 70 on Monday to take the lead in a pre-Olympic Hockey tournament at Nairobi’s city stadium.

The young Soviet Union side, in their first game of the five nation competition, beat Canada 1-0.

Although Pakistan dominated their game against Kenya from the opening minutes, Pakistan coach Mudassar As ghar said his team should have played better still.

“Pakistan underrated Kenya right from the word go….we could have scored more goals,” he said. “They over-dribbled, spoiling the whole rhythm of play”.

Pakistan opened the scoring in the fourth minute with a converted short

BRATISLAVA, Czechoslovakia: Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union bettered his own world pole vault record at Europe’s first grand Prix athletics meeting of the season when he clashed 6.05 meters at the Bratislava meeting on Thursday.

Although the pole vault had not been included in the official program, an event was quickly arranged to accommodate Bubka on a warm, still evening, ideal for vaulting.

The world champion obliged the noisy, capacity crowd by clearing 5.90 and then opted for an attempt on his own world record of 6.03 set in Prague on June 23 last year. Corner by outside right Qasim Khan, but Kenya’s robust defense managed to hold the Pakistanis at bay until inside left! Mussadaq Hussein scored again in the 30th minute after a neat pass from Qasim.

Six minutes later inside left Zahid Sharif chipped an accurate pass to center forward Mohamed Irfan, who sounded the boards with a third goal.

Mohamed scored a fourth in the 42nd minute.

Inside right Shahbaz Ahmed and midfielder Tahir Zaman scored two field goals in the second half and team Captain Nasir converted a short corner to produce the final result of 7-0.

Article extracted from this publication >> June 17, 1988