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    MAGDEBURG, EAST GERMANY

    East German swimmers shattered world records during their National Swimming Championships in Magdeburg on May 23.

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    1. TV & SV PAN Kristin Otto swimming 200 metres freestyle. (2 SHOTS) 0.23
    2. TV & SV PAN Jens-Peter Berndt swimming men's 400 metre medley. (2 SHOTS) 0.40
    3. TV & SV PAN Thomas Dressler winning 100 metres butterfly. (2 SHOTS) 1.07
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    SPORT: SWIMMING
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    Background: MAGDEBURG, EAST GERMANY

    East German swimmers shattered world records during their National Swimming Championships in Magdeburg on May 23. Kristin Otto from Leipzig took almost half a second off the women's two hundred metres freestyle record held by United States star Cynthia Woodhead. The world's best mark had stood for nearly five years at one minute, 58.23 seconds. Otto swam superbly and clocked a time of one minute, 57.75 seconds. Jens-Peter Berndt clocked four minutes 19.61 to take the world record for the men's 400 metres medley. The previous best was set by Brazilian Ricadro Prado at the 1982 World Championships. Berndt broke the record by just 17 hundredths of a second. The men's European 100 metres butterfly record fell to Thomas Dressler, whose time of 53.84 seconds bettered the previous best of West German Michael Cross by sixteen hundredths of a second.

    Source: FERNSEHEN DER DDR

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZBRJ9G7ECV61JF6H2VOMX0B7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZBRJ9G7ECV61JF6H2VOMX0B7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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