A superior West German team provided all the winners in a tri-nation canoe contest at Duisburg, June 19.
GV Spectators stand.
LV Start of race.
LV Polish team turning.
GV Of Polish and German teams turning.
SV Poland and Germany together turning.
SV British team following.
SV People watch.
SV PAN..Polish and German teams race together.
CU British team past.
SV Men watch.
TRAVEL SHOT..German team lead.
TRAVEL SHOT..Germans race.
CU Man looks through binoculars.
LV PAN..Finish of race, German team pass winning post followed by Poland.
LV Men applaud.
SV German winning team receive flowers.
SV People clap.
CU German sitting in boat receives floral tribute.
SPORT: CANOE RACING
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Background: A superior West German team provided all the winners in a tri-nation canoe contest at Duisburg, June 19. After six races they led with 63 points. Poland was second with 54, and Britain with only 16. British competitors finished no better than fifth in any of the events.
Germany and Poland got off to a good start in the 10,000 metre 4-man event, with the British team battling gamely in the rear. West Germany were home first in 36 minutes, 57.5 secs. Poland was a close second, and Britain third in 40 minutes, 16.5 secs. The British team received a floral consolation prize as "the youngest canoeing nation".
Experts watched performances carefully for selection of teams for the Olympic Games in Rome later this year.