• Short Summary

    GUILLERMO ECCHEVERRIA SCORED A GREAT GOLD MEDAL DOUBLE FOR HIMSELF AND MEXICO WHEN HE SPREADEAGLED THE FIELD TO WIN THE MEN'S 1,500 METRES FREESTYLE EVENT AT THE MEXICAN PRE-OLYMPICS ON SATURDAY (28 OCT).

  • Description


    START OF MEN'S FREESTYLE EVENT; SWIMMERS DURING RACE; AWARD CEREMONY; START OF WOMEN'S BREASTROKE; SWIMMERS DURING RACE; AWARD CEREMONY. (NATURAL SOUNG)




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    SPORT: SWIMMING

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    Background: GUILLERMO ECCHEVERRIA SCORED A GREAT GOLD MEDAL DOUBLE FOR HIMSELF AND MEXICO WHEN HE SPREADEAGLED THE FIELD TO WIN THE MEN'S 1,500 METRES FREESTYLE EVENT AT THE MEXICAN PRE-OLYMPICS ON SATURDAY (28 OCT). HE FINISHED THE SWIM IN AN ALL-COMERS RECORD TIME OF 17 MINUTES 05.8 SECONDS.

    CHURNING THROUGH THE WATER AT WHAT SEEMED TO BE EVER-INCREASING SPEED THE MEXICAN, WHO ADMITTED HE HAD THE ADVANTAGE OF LIVING IN THE ALTITUDE CONDITIONS, FINISHED 90 METRES (YARDS) AHEAD OF HIS NEAREST RIVAL, SIMION BELITS-GUIEMEN, OF THE SOVIET UNION.

    BY THE 900 METRES MARK, ECCHEVERRIA HAD LAPPED ANDREI DUNAEV (USSR), E. TAKESE (JAPAN) AND FRED SOUTHWARD (USA) AND WAS 200 METRES (YARDS) AHEAD OF K. LANGER (POLAND). HE CONTINUED TO PILE ON THE RACE AND FINISHED AN EASY WINNER.

    IN THE WOMEN'S 200 METRES BREASTROKE GALINA PROSUMENSCHIKOVA, OLYMPIC CHAMPION FROM MOSCOW, HELD OFF A STRONG CHALLENGE FROM TEAMMATE ALLA GREBENNIKOVA TO WIN IN A MEXICAN ALL-COMERS RECORD OF 1 MINUTE 17.2 SECONDS.

    THE STURDY GALINA HAD A ONE-LENGTH LEAD AT THE TURN, BUT SHE INCREASED HER SPEED ON THE HOME STRETCH TO WIN BY THREE LENGTHS FORM GREBENNIKOVA. K. NAKAGAWA OF JAPAN WAS THIRD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6P81IDEI7X5HFMPL8QLMVIL81
    Media URN:
    VLVA6P81IDEI7X5HFMPL8QLMVIL81
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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