• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE SURPRISES OF THE SWIMMING EVENTS AT THE LITTLE OLYMPIC GAMES IN MEXICO HAS BEEN THE PERFORMANCES OF EAST EUROPEAN COMPETITORS.

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    ONE OF THE SURPRISES OF THE SWIMMING EVENTS AT THE LITTLE OLYMPIC GAMES IN MEXICO HAS BEEN THE PERFORMANCES OF EAST EUROPEAN COMPETITORS.

    THE SWIMMING EVENTS CONCLUDED LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) WITH THE SOVIET UNION IN POSSESSION OF FIVE GOLD MEDALS, ELEVEN SILVER AND THREE BRONZE, EAST GERMANY WON FIVE GOLDS. THE UNITED STATES WON A TOTAL OF THIRTY-EIGHT SWIMMING MEDALS, INCLUDING FIFTEEN GOLD MEDALS.

    ON FRIDAY BOTH THE SOVIET UNION AND EAST GERMANY ADDED TO THEIR TOTALS. THE SOVIET UNION WON GOLDS IN THE 10 METRES MEN'S BREASTSTROKE AND THE 200 METRES WOMEN'S BREASTSTROKE, AND EAST GERMANY WON A GOLD IN THE 400 METRES MEN'S MEDLEY RELAY.

    IN THE 100 METRES BREASTSTROKE FOR MEN THE SURPRISE CAME IN THE UNEXPECTED DEFEAT OF THE WORLD RECORDHOLDER, PROKOPENKO BY THE RELATIVE NEW COMER KOSINSKY. KOSINSKY COVERED THE DISTANCE IN ONE MINUTE SEVEN POINT SEVEN SECONDS, ONE POINT TWO SECONDS AHEAD OF PROKOPENKO, BUT POINT EIGHT OUTSIDE THE WORLD TIME. THE EAST GERMAN EGON HENNINGER WAS THIRD.

    SOVIET SWIMMERS FILLED THE FIRST THREE PLACES IN THE 200 METRES WOMEN'S BREASTSTROKE. THE GOLD MEDAL WAS WON BY MISS PROZUMENSCHIKOVA, THE OLYMPIC RECORD HOLDER. MISS GREBENNIKOVA WAS SECOND AND MISS POSDNIAKOVA WAS THIRD. MISS PROZUMENSCHIKOVA WAS POINT EIGHT OF A SECOND OUTSIDE HER OLYMPIC TIME, AND COVERED THE DISTANCE IN TWO MINUTE FORTY SIX POINT FOUR SECONDS.

    BOTH EAST GERMANY AND THE SOVIET UNION DEFEATED THE WORLD OLYMPIC RECORD HOLDERS, THE UNITED STATES, IN THE FOUR BY 100 METRES MEN'S MEDLEY RELAY. THE EAST GERMANS WON THE EVEN IN ??? MINUTES ONE POINT THREE SECONDS, WITH THE SOVIET UNION ONLY POINT FOUR SECONDS BEHIND. THE AMERICANS' TIME OF FOUR MINUTES SEVEN POINT SIX SECONDS WAS NINE POINT SIX SECONDS OUTSIDE THEIR WORLD RECORD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3MY41VYVV9HI960IHID81XJYQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3MY41VYVV9HI960IHID81XJYQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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