For the first time since it was founded in 1910, the International Life-Saving Federation staged the World Life-Saving Championships Saturday(July 1) in the Vosges district of eastern france.
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Background: For the first time since it was founded in 1910, the International Life-Saving Federation staged the World Life-Saving Championships Saturday(July 1) in the Vosges district of eastern france.
Eleven European and north African nations were represented in the competitions, which included a 200-metre(219 yards) swim, life-buoy throwing, and life-saving by boat.
The women's swimming section - held in a pool at Vittal - was won by Miss Sibilen Tini of Spain, with other Spanish girls in second and third place. For the men it was a victory for the Bulgarian Rusew, who broke the record for the event with a time of two minutes 23 seconds. Second and third were also from Bulgaria.
Competition was particularly intense in the life-saving by boat event - held on a lake in the Vosges mountains. It was won by Anselmo Pollola of Italy, with a time of one minute 38 seconds. Second was Fernandoz, from Spain (1 minute 38.3 seconds); third, the Bulgarian Atanasow(1 minute 38.7).
The Federation, which organises these championships, is this year celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Raymond Pitet.
SYNOPSIS: In the Vosges mountains of eastern France on Saturday, competitors from eleven European and north African countries fought to become the nineteen-seventy-two World Life-saving champions. The event is organised by the International Life-Saving Federation, and includes speed swimming competitions as well as boat-handling and lifebuoy throwing contest....
The International Federation this year celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of its founder, Raymond Pitet.....
In the swimming sections - held in a pool at nearby Vittel - Spanish women dominated the ladies' event; and Bulgarians the men's. Entrants had to swim two-hundred metres, negotiating submerged obstacles on the way. In these life-saving-by-boat events, competition was intense and less than one second separated the first three.
The winner was Anselmo Pollola of Italy, in one minute thirty-eight second. Second was the Spaniard Fernandoz - point three of a second behind - and the Bulgarian Atanasow point-four of a second later.