• Short Summary

    A superior West German team provided all the winners in a tri-nation canoe contest at Duisburg, June 19.

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8V35IQ1H1O82CNNRBY27PHP8O
    Media URN:
    VLVA8V35IQ1H1O82CNNRBY27PHP8O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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