• Short Summary

    THE SOVIET UNION BEAT OFF AN ITALIAN THREAT IN THE MEN'S 1,000 METRES DOUBLE KAYAK EVENT AT MEXICO CITY ON SATURDAY (28 OCTOBER), AND PULLED THROUGH TO TAKE A TOTAL OF FIVE GOLD MEDALS IN THE CANOEING FINALS OF MEXICO'S PRE-OLYMPICS.

  • Description

    THE SOVIET UNION BEAT OFF AN ITALIAN THREAT IN THE MEN'S 1,000 METRES DOUBLE KAYAK EVENT AT MEXICO CITY ON SATURDAY (28 OCTOBER), AND PULLED THROUGH TO TAKE A TOTAL OF FIVE GOLD MEDALS IN THE CANOEING FINALS OF MEXICO'S PRE-OLYMPICS.

    A. SHAPARENKO AND Y. STETSENKO OF RUSSIA, CONSIDERED BY MANY THE WORLD'S BEST DOUBLE KAYAK CREW, SAW THEIR LEAD THREATENED RIGHT DOWN TO THE FINISHING LINE BY THE ITALIAN TEAM OF ZILIOLI AND BELTRAMI. THE ITALIANS WERE AHEAD UP TO 500 METRES, THEN WERE PASSED BY THE RUSSIANS, BUT FINISHED ONLY 55/100THS OF A SECOND BEHIND THE SOVIET CANOEISTS.

    THE MEN'S 1,000 METRES CANOE FINAL DEVELOPED INTO A CLOSE BATTLE BETWEEN HUNGARY, RUMANIA, AND THE SOVIET UNION. SPEEDS WERE SLOWER THAN THOSE IN THE KAYAK EVENTS, BUT WICHMANN AND PETRIKOVICS OF HUNGARY MANAGED TO CAPTURE FIRST PLACE IN 4 MINUTES, 11.06 SECONDS. HUNGARY IMPACT CAME CLOSE TO THE SOVIET UNION IN THE NUMBER OF MEDALS WITH ONE GOLD, TWO SILVER, AND TWO BRONZE - AND ANOTHER SILVER TEAMED WITH ITALY.

    THE WOMEN'S 500 METRES DOUBLE KAYAK AGAIN FELL TO THE SOVIET STARS. PINAEVA AND SEREDINA PUT UP A SPLENDID PERFORMANCE, COMPLETING THE RACE IN 1 MINUTE 59.82 SECONDS. BUT THEIR NEAREST CHALLENGERS WERE NOT FAR BEHIND; RUMANIA CAME SECOND IN 2 MINUTES 0.29 SECONDS, AND A JOINT U.S.A./POLAND TEAM SPLIT A BRONZE MEDAL IN THIRD PLACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1C8HAUS5U9T6CQ5OC89VX8QC4
    Media URN:
    VLVA1C8HAUS5U9T6CQ5OC89VX8QC4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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