Britain's 18-year-old Ian Black, of Aberdeen, triple champion of Europe. set a new European 400-metre?
TGV PAN.. The Derby baths
CU Sign- England v. USSR
SV Russian team
SV Captains exchange bouquets
SV PAN.. Start of women's 110 freestyle
SLV M. Steward (G.B.) wins
CU Steward and Voog
SV Start of men's 110 yds backstroke
LV The turn
SV G. Sykes (G.B.) wins
SV Sykes with Russians
SV PAN.. Start of men's 440 yds freestyle
SV PAN..I.Black (G.B.) leads at the turn
CU Black at 2nd turn
SV PAN.. The rest turn
SV PAN.. Black wins
CU Black with Russians
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Background: Britain's 18-year-old Ian Black, of Aberdeen, triple champion of Europe. set a new European 400-metre record, when he won the 440 yards freestyle event in an international swimming match against Russia at Blackpool, Apr 29. At the end of the first day Britain led with 54 to 42 points.
Black, who had been out of the water for a week due to illness, beat the first Russian by 18 yards, clocking 4 min 27.5 secs, and knocking nine-tenths of a second off the record he set up here eighteen months ago. Second was Russia's V. Androsov, 4 min 38.8 secs; third, Britain's J. Martin-Dye, 4min 41.6 secs; and fourth, Russian B. Nikitin, 4min 45.6 secs, who finished second to Black in the Budapest European championship.
Earlier, N. Steward, Britain, won the women's 110 yards freestyle in 1 min 5.1 secs, staying two-fifths of a second, with 1 min 6.4 secs - the same time as that clocked by D. Wilkinson. M. Shamalj of Russia was 1.13 seconds behind.
G. Sykes, Britain, fought a desperate battle in the 110 yards backstroke, beating Russias's V. Mandrekin by 0.7 seconds, with 1 min 5.1 secs. Third was G. Kuvaldin, Russia, 1 min 7.3 secs; fourth 15-year-old R. Jones of Britain, 1 min 8.9 secs.
On the second day of the match, Apr 30, the British swimmers increased their lead to win with 106 to 75 points.