• Short Summary

    The 135-year-old Henley Royal Regatta began on the River Thames north-west of London, on Thursday (3 July) amid the traditional straw boaters and sun bonnets as the large American contingent seemed set to dominate the events.

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    The 135-year-old Henley Royal Regatta began on the River Thames north-west of London, on Thursday (3 July) amid the traditional straw boaters and sun bonnets as the large American contingent seemed set to dominate the events.

    Out of an overseas entry of 59 clubs (a quarter of the total entry of 237), the U.S. oarsmen and scullers account for no less than 20, participating in every event they are entitled to enter. Their position has been bolstered this year as the Soviet Union and East European clubs have abandoned Henley.

    The first day's rowing saw an upset in what is recognised as one of the most interesting and exciting at Henley -- the Diamond Sculls -- when the Americans disturbed the seedings in the preliminary sounds. Jim Dietz, Silver Medallist sculler in the World Championships last year, proved the seeding committee wrong when he won easily over Ricardo Iberra, the young Argentinean; while chris Alsopp, a 20-year-old student at the University of Washington, put out the British international Ken Dwan.

    The only upset as the eights clashed in their first rounds came when the local heroes from the Henley Rowing Club beat America's top lightweight crew, Dartmouth College, in the Thames Cup.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8NOCSIO91SWZFSDHEA9OTMZI5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NOCSIO91SWZFSDHEA9OTMZI5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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