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    BRITAIN LED BY 74 POINTS TO 62 AT THE END OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE BRITAIN VERSUS HUNGARY SWIMMING INTERNATIONAL AT BLACKPOOL TODAY (FRIDAY).

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    BRITAIN LED BY 74 POINTS TO 62 AT THE END OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE BRITAIN VERSUS HUNGARY SWIMMING INTERNATIONAL AT BLACKPOOL TODAY (FRIDAY).

    BOBBY MCGREGOR UNOFFICIALLY BEAT HIS OWN WORLD RECORD OF 54SECS, FOR THE 110 YARDS FREE-STYLE. SWIMMING THE LAST LEG OF THE FOUR TIMES 110 YARDS FREE-STYLE RELAY, HE CLOCKED 53.9SECS. HE WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOWER HIS RECORD OFFICIALLY WHEN HE SWIMS IN THE INDIVIDUAL EVENT TOMORROW. HE HAD TO MAKE UP THREE YARDS ON THE HUNGARIAN CHAMPION, GYULA DOBAI, IN THE FINAL LEG. AN INCREDIBLE BURST OVER THE LAST 30 YARDS GAVE HIM THE VERDICT BY 2FT.

    STELLA MITCHELL OF BRITAIN SET A WORLD RECORD FOR THE WOMEN'S 220 YARDS BREAST-STROKE. SHE CLOCKED 2MINS 50.2SECS. MISS MITCHELL IS 15.

    HER TIME CUT 1.2SECS OFF THE WORLD MARK SHE SET IN THE SAME BATHS RECENTLY IN A SIX-NATION INTERNATIONAL. TODAY SHE FINISHED OVER SEVEN SECONDS AHEAD OF HER NEAREST CHALLENGER, TEAM-MATE DORINDA FRASER.

    IN THE MEN'S 220 YARDS BREAST-STROKE, A VICTORY FOR HUNGARY WITH LENKEI FIRST AHEAD OF TEAM-MATE PALAFY BEFORE GOING AHEAD TO OUTPACE NICHOLSON AND FINNIGAN OF BRITAIN IN 2MINS 41.1SECS.

    THE INTERNATIONAL FOLLOWED YESTERDAY'S (FRIDAY'S) ATHLETICS MEETING IN BUDAPEST WHERE BRITAIN'S MEN ATHLETES SCRAPED HOME TO VICTORY BY ONE POINT. THE WOMEN WERE OUTPOINTED 55-48.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7TTW9EMWOQOSAU9TJ1D44CQOT
    Media URN:
    VLVA7TTW9EMWOQOSAU9TJ1D44CQOT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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