• Short Summary

    A high standard of competition was achieved in the recent Peking Invitation-International Swimming and Diving meet.

  • Description

    1.
    GVS AND SVS Start and finish women's 100 meters backstroke final and crowd applauding. (6 shots)
    0.04

    2.
    SV Medals being presented, Gomez of Mexico first. (2 shots)
    0.54

    3.
    SV 11-Year-old swimmer from Singapore being presented with medal and crowed applaud. (2 shots)
    1.05

    4.
    STV PAN Shao-Then of China winning men's 3 meter springboard diving. (2 shots)
    1.15

    5.
    GV TILT DOWN Syrian competitor in 10 metre (3rd) platform diving competition and crowd. (2 shots)
    1.25

    6.
    MV PAN Thai diver in 10 meter event finishes second, crowd applaud. (2 shots)
    1.36

    7.
    Medel presentation (3 shots)
    1.54



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    SPORT: SWIMMING

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    Background: A high standard of competition was achieved in the recent Peking Invitation-International Swimming and Diving meet.

    Competition from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe took part in the meet, with the Chicnese performing particularly well.

    Their men recorded their best performance in the diving pool, taking first place booth 3 metre springboard event and 10 meter high platform dive.

    China's Lin Son-lin also won the blue riband event, the men's 100 metres frostily.

    But the surprising star of the meet was an 11-year-old girl from Singapore, Junie Sng Poh Leng.She won both the women's 400 and 800 metres frostily races.

    SYNOPSIS: The women's one hundred metres backstroke final at the recent Peking Invitation International Swimming and Diving Meet. Maxico's Maria Gomez is on her way to victory in a time of one minute-thirteen-point-nine-six seconds.

    A high standard was achieving in most of the events, and the swimming produced some thrilling finished despite consistent heavy rain.

    Contestants from Asia, Africa Latin America, and Europe took part in the meet.

    The Chinese swimmers performed remarkably well and are starting to press their claims on the record books.

    But the star performer turned out to be an eleven-year-old girl She Singapore, Junie Sng Poh Leng. She won both the women's four hundred metres freestyle titles.

    The Chicness dominated the diving events. Chung Shao-chen won the three metre springboard dive clearly.

    Li Kung-chen the ten metre high platform event, but had to withstand strong challenges from the two Syrian competitors.

    A Thai diver also put in a late run of good dives, but had to be content with second place.

    In the end,the encouraging dives from both Chung Shao-chen and Li Kung-chen showed that China will be a force to be reckoned with in the near future.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7QHOS2LPJXC4Z7KK5C1C5FHN
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QHOS2LPJXC4Z7KK5C1C5FHN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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