• Short Summary

    Swimming, the Australia has a new teenage star who already shows all the signs of joining a long list of record breaking greats.

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    1.
    GV Start of 800 metres freestyle and Michelle Ford takes the lead.
    0.16

    2.
    GV AND SG Crowd watch as Michelle Ford increases led. (3 shots)
    0.34

    3.
    GV Michelle Ford turning for last length and passes stragglers to win. (3 shots)
    1.17


    TRANSCRIPT: STIRLING: "The start of the 800 meters and Michelle Ford is in the lane fifth from the camera. Right from the start she went to the front and was never headed. And it was obvious after she had completed a couple of laps that a new world record was in sight. At the halfway mark the crowd started urging her on."



    LOUDSPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: "She's still on the world record title she has, ladies and gentlemen, and was 16-plus for that one."



    STIRLING: "Nearing the finish and Michelle has defeated her opposition. She was more than a lap ahead and wasn't swimming alone in the final stages. The poolside crowd went beserk. (Crowd cheering to end).



    During the KB Games, Michelle Ford also set a new Commonwealth record in the 400 metres freestyle: her time was 4 minutes 13.15 seconds. Her effort ranks her fourth fastest woman swimmer in the world for this event behind East German Petra Thumer, who holds the world record of 4 minutes 8.91 seconds.




    Initials VS 15.00


    SPORT: SWIMMING
    REPORTER: JIM STIRLING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Swimming, the Australia has a new teenage star who already shows all the signs of joining a long list of record breaking greats. She is 15 year old Michelle Ford of Sydney, who has broken her won world record for the 800 metres freestyle, setting a new time of 8 minutes 31.3 seconds-3 seconds better than her previous effort. Ten-10's Jim Stirling reports on the feat from the KB Games in Sydney.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4TIKLUCRKSIHCKQVKIPT313HE
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TIKLUCRKSIHCKQVKIPT313HE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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