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    SWIMMING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEST BETWEEN BRITAIN AND HOLLAND AT BLACKPOOL, NORTH-WEST ENGLAND. BRITAIN'S?

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    SWIMMING HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEST BETWEEN BRITAIN AND HOLLAND AT BLACKPOOL, NORTH-WEST ENGLAND. BRITAIN'S GOES INTO THIS AFTERNOON'S (SATURDAY) SECOND LEG OF THE MEETING WITH A LEAD OF 69 POINTS TO 53.

    THE OUTSTANDING FEATURE LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) WAS THE SCOT BOBBY MCGREGOR'S PERFORMANCE IN THE 110 YARDS FREESTYLE. AFTER A FAULTY START, HE MADE GROUND TO DASH TO THE FINISH IN 54 SECONDS, EQUALLING HIS OWN WORLD RECORD.

    MCGREGOR, THE YOUNG STUDENT ARCHITECT WHO IS BRITAIN'S TOP SWIMMING HOPE FOR THE TOKYO OLYMPICS, COMMENTED AFTERWARDS: "I'D HAVE BROKEN THE RECORD EASILY IF I HAD GOT OFF WITH THEM AT THE START".

    HE TOUCHED HOME TWO SECONDS AHEAD OF HIS OLD EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP RIVAL, RONNIE KROON FROM HOLLAND, LONDON POLICEMAN BOB LORD, AND THE DUTCH CHAMPION VINUS VAN BAALEN.

    IN THE OTHER EVENT ON FILM (SHOWN FIRST), IT WAS ANOTHER VICTORY FOR BRITAIN, THIS TIME IN THE 220 YARDS MEN'S BUTTERFLY.

    DESPITE A SLOW START, BRIAN JENKINS HAD LITTLE DIFFICULTY IN WINNING AHEAD OF DUTCHMAN DICK LANGERHORST AND BRITAIN'S TERRY GLENVILLE. BUT THE WINNING TIME OF 2 MINUTES 17.3 SECONDS WAS NEARLY NINE SECONDS OUTSIDE THE WORLD RECORD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1R1A2HKLX689Q5QZBXAKJF4K1
    Media URN:
    VLVA1R1A2HKLX689Q5QZBXAKJF4K1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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