Schmidt Returns: Third in Discus

Wolfgang Schmidt, competing in an international track meet for the first time since he was imprisoned for trying to defect from East Germany, placed third in the discus competition at the Miami Grand Prix.

Schmidt, former world record-holder and former captain of the East German track team, began serving a 16-month prison term in August 1982 for forging visa documents but was barred from competition on his release. He resumed training after he was allowed to emigrate to West Germany last November.

His throw of 197 feet 1 inch placed him third behind Bradley Cooper of the Bahamas (208-5) and two-time Olympic bronze medal winner John Powell (201-7).

Other results included Roger Kingdom winning the 110-meter high hurdles in 13.49 seconds, Willie Banks winning the triple jump with a jump of 55-7 3/4, and Evelyn Ashford winning the 100 meters in 11.2.

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