• Short Summary

    AMERICAN COMPETITORS FARED POORLY TODAY (WEDNESDAY) - THE FIST DAY OF BRITAIN'S TOP ROWING EVENTS, HENLEY REGATTA.

  • Description

    AMERICAN COMPETITORS FARED POORLY TODAY (WEDNESDAY) - THE FIST DAY OF BRITAIN'S TOP ROWING EVENTS, HENLEY REGATTA. KENT SCHOOL, OF CONNECTICUT, LAST YEAR'S SEMI-FINALISTS IN THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH CUP, WERE BEATEN BY THREE-TIMES CHAMPIONS, SHREWSBURY SCHOOL, OF BRITAIN. AND THE ROWING AMLONG BROTHERS, JOE AND TOM, FROM VESPER BOAT CLUB, PHILADELPHIA, WERE BEATEN BY BRITAIN'S OLYMPIA PROSPECTS JERRY SUTTON AND PAT SHARP IN THE SILVER GOBLETS AND NICKALLS CUP FOR PAIRED OARS.

    THE USUALLY GAY AND COLOURFUL REGATTA OPENED UNDER GREY SKIES AND SPECTATORS HAD TO OPEN THEIR UMBRELLAS MORE THAN ONCE.

    KENT SCHOOL WERE TRAILING BADLY IN THEIR RACE AGAINST SHREWSBURY, BUT PUT IN A FANTASTIC FINISHING BURST AND ONLY WENT UNDER BY HALF A LENGTH AT THE LINE.

    THE AMLONG BROTHERS WERE ROWING TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS. THEY WERE LOSING FINALISTS WHEN THEY LAST COMPETED AT HENLEY IN 1963. SUTTON AND SHARPE WERE LEADING, BUT BEGAN STEERING ERRATICALLY AND THE AMERICANS DREW LEVEL AT THE MILE POST. THE BRITISH PAIR, SEVERAL YEARS YOUNGER, HAD RESERVED OF STRENGTH AND PULLED AWAY AGAIN TO WIN BY ONE AND A THIRD LENGTHS.

    THE IRISH POLICE CREW, GARDA SIOCHANA, WERE GIVEN A GOOD RACE BY HEREFORD ROWING CLUB, BUT WON BY ONE AND A ??? LENGTHS WITHOUT BEING UNDULY EXTENDED.

    THE DUTCH TEAM, NEREUS, HAS A THREE LENGTH VICTORY OVER ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL, LONDON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA714G2USM67LKYYXIYGJKBQVY4
    Media URN:
    VLVA714G2USM67LKYYXIYGJKBQVY4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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