• Short Summary

    THE RUSSIAN CONTINUED THEIR DOMINATION OF THE EUROPEAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS WHEN THEY WON THREE OF THE FOUR FINALS TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) AT UTRECHT, IN HOLLAND.

  • Description

    THE RUSSIAN CONTINUED THEIR DOMINATION OF THE EUROPEAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS WHEN THEY WON THREE OF THE FOUR FINALS TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) AT UTRECHT, IN HOLLAND.

    THE SOVIET UNION'S GOLD MEDALS TONIGHT CAME FROM YURI GROMAK IN THE MEN'S 200 METRES BACKSTROKE, THE MEN'S 4 BY 200 METRES FREESTYLE RELAY TEAM, AND MIKHAIL SAFONOV IN THE SPRINGBOARD DIVING.

    GROMAK, THE 18-YEAR-OLD RUSSIAN NUMBER TWO, WAS A SURPRISE WINNER. VICTOR MAZANOV, THE NUMBER ONE, MADE A FAST START AND HEADED THE FIELD AFTER 100 METRES.

    BUT THE SPANISH SWIMMER JAIME MONZO, THE FASTEST QUALIFIER, OVERHAULED THE TIRING MAZANOV ONLY TO BE LEFT BEHIND BY GROMAK'S TREMENDOUS FINISHING BURST.

    GROMAK'S TIME OF 2 MINS. 12.9 SECS. WAS ONLY 1.1 SECS OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN RECORD.

    THE 400 METRES WOMEN'S FREESTYLE FINAL WAS AN EXCITING TUSSLE WITH THE RESULT IN DOUBT UNTIL THE LAST MOMENTS. HOLLAND'S ADA KOK MADE A FAST START BUT, WITH A BAD TURN, LOST TO CLAUDE MANDONNAUD OF FRANCE AT 300 METRES.

    MANDONNAUD HELD OFF A LATE RALLY BY THE DUTCH GIRL TO WIN IN A FRENCH RECORD TIME OF 4 MINS. 48.2 SECS.

    THE RUSSIANS 4 BY 200 METRES FREESTYLE RELAY TEAM SET A EUROPEAN RECORD OF 8 MINS. 0.2 SECS TO BEAT EAST GERMANY AND SWEDEN.

    LEONID ILICHEV GAVE THE RUSSIANS A COMMANDING LEAD AFTER THE FIRST 100 METRES AND THEIR SUPREMACY WAS NEVER HEADED ALTHOUGH EAST GERMAN FRANK WEIGAND CUT BACK THEIR LEAD ON THE LAST LEG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA888M1EUNCL1M45VKM4IXI4T0X
    Media URN:
    VLVA888M1EUNCL1M45VKM4IXI4T0X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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