The highest quality ISTAF up to this date was on June 30, watched by 20,000 spectators in the Olympic Stadium. A total of eight records were set including one by Marianne Werner of Germany who had finished a surprise second in the Helsinki Olympics in 1952. Werner three 15.61m to win the women’s shot put. Gisela Köhler equalled the women’s 100m meeting best with 11.5 seconds and Inge Kilian cleared 1.65m in the high jump. Siegfried Hermann ran 7:59.0 to move to fifth on the world all-time list for 3,000m. Almut Brömmel joined the top elite of women’s javelin throwers with her throw of 50.73m.