Two new world records for women have been established at a swimming meet between East Germany and the United States in East Berlin.
Two new world records for women have been established at a swimming meet between East Germany and the United States in East Berlin. Both records were set by East German swimmers, although the Americans won the two-day competition by 176 points to 168.
SYNOPSIS: The first record at the meet on Sunday (29 August) was sent in the 100 metres butterfly.
In lane five, Christian Knacks was the favourite, competing against the other East German girl, Andrea Pollack in lane three and the two American,s Wendy Boglioli in lane four and Nancy Hogshead in lane six.
The time 15 year old schoolgirl Christiana Knack was aiming at was 1 minute point one three seconds set by East Germany's Kornelia Ender, holder of the World, European and East German records for the women's butterfly, But never before had a woman broken the magic one minute mark for the race.
Miss Knacke finished the race well clear of Andrea Pollack in second place, Wendy Boglioli third and Nancy Hogshead fourth.
And she'd achieved the world beating time of fifty nine point seven eight seconds.
The Second world record of the day came in the 200 metres women's medley.
In this race the present world record holder, Ulrike Tauber of East Germany in lane 5 was taking on Tracy Caulkins of the United States in lane four, the other East german girl Sabine Kahle in lane three and American Joan Pennington in lane six.
Nineteen year old Miss Tauber was aiming to beat her own best time of two minutes fifteen point nine five seconds and she made it by shaving exactly one tenth of a second off her previous record.