• Short Summary

    LEONORE MODEL, A 14-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL FROM SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD) BECAME?

  • Description

    LEONORE MODEL, A 14-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL FROM SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD) BECAME THE YOUNGEST PERSON EVER TO SWIM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.

    SHE MADE THE CROSSING FROM CAP GRIS NEZ IN NORTHERN FRANCE TO DOVER ON THE SOUTH-EASTERN TIP OF ENGLAND, IN 51/2 HOURS. THE DIRECT DISTANCE IS ABOUT 21 MILES (34 KILOMETRES); BUT LEONORE'S TRAINER SAID SHE MUST HAVE SWUM ABOUT 50 MILES (80 KILOMETRES) IN HER STRUGGLE WITH CURRENTS AND TIDES.

    THE YOUNGEST CHANNEL-SWIMMER BEFORE THIS WAS CLAUDIA McPHERSON OF CANADA, WHO 17 WHEN SHE MADE THE CROSSING LAST YEAR - AND TOOK 171/2 HOURS

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8WQ8JIW0MMC3H3ODGDR1BAZKN
    Media URN:
    VLVA8WQ8JIW0MMC3H3ODGDR1BAZKN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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