Novikov (Russia) won the 300 metres free-style swimming contest in the Stockholm Pentathlon to establish his commanding lead.
G.V. Swimming Pool.
Heat 9.Start- Eldridge,England-winner of the Heat. Tarassov-Russia. Prabylaki-Poland. Putz-Italy.
C.U. Eldridge-Great Britain.
S.V. Eldridge wins.
S.V. Hudson-Great Britain-Heat 7.
Long V. Heat 8.Start- Tatarinov-Russia, Sialjnis-Poland. Scala-Italy. Goedicke-West Germany.
Top V. End of race.
Long V. Heat 10. Start- Daniels-U.S.A. Vetterli Switzerland. Thofelt-Sweden.
S.V. Winner of Heat 10. Dazi Votterli-Switzerland.
C.U. Novikov - Winner after 4 days
Long V. On Rostrum-Winners of contest. 1st-Novikov Russia, 2nd.Parkarinen. Finland. 3rd.B.O.Hermany-Brazil.
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Background: Novikov (Russia) won the 300 metres free-style swimming contest in the Stockholm Pentathlon to establish his commanding lead. He had the fastest time, 3 mins 59.1 secs and gained 1,005 points which gave him an aggregate of 3,793 after the equestrian, fencing, shooting and swimming events. K. Pakarinen (Finland) and B. Hermany (Brazil) were second and third in the final placings of the swimming event.