• Short Summary

    OARSMEN FROM EAST GERMANY TOOK THE TOP HONOURS AT THE HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA ON THE RIVER THAMES TODAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    OARSMEN FROM EAST GERMANY TOOK THE TOP HONOURS AT THE HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA ON THE RIVER THAMES TODAY (SATURDAY). CROWDS LINED THE RIVERBANK IN BRIGHT SUNSHINE TO SEE ROWERS FROM MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD COMPETE IN THE FINALS.

    THE EAST GERMANS SCORED THEIR FIRST BIG VICTORY WHEN THE CRACK DRESDEN EIGHT -- S.C. EINHEIT -- COASTED HOME IN THE GRAND CHALLENGE CUP TO DEFEAT AN AMERICAN EIGHT FROM UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. SOON AFTER, H.J. BOHMER, OF EAST BERLIN, TOOK THE DIAMOND CHALLENGE SCULLS FROM W.B. TYTUS, OF SEATTLE, UNITED STATES.

    IN THE LADIES' CHALLENGE PLATE, THE DUTCH STUDENT CREW OF NEREUS PROVED TOO GOOD FOR THE AMERICAN TRINITY COLLEGE, HARTFORD, EIGHT.

    THE UNSEEDED SWISS PAIR, URS BITTERLI AND URS FRANKHAUSER HAD AN EASY VICTORY IN THE SILVER GOBLETS AND NICKALLS' CHALLENGE CUP, BEATING BRITONS ROGER WAIT AND MIKE SWWEENEY, OF NOTTINGHAM UNION ROWING CLUB, IN THE FINAL.

    IN THE GRAND CHALLENGE CUP, THE DRESDEN CREW HIT THE FRONT FROM THE START AND COMFORTABLY HELD THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA TO WIN BY THREE-QUARTERS OF A LENGTH.

    THE AMERICANS STEPPED UP THEIR RATE IN THE MIDDLE STAGES AND BEGAN TO CLOSE THE GAP, BUT THE EAST GERMAN CREW, WHICH CONTAINED THREE OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALLISTS AND TWO OTHER OLYMPIC FINALISTS, HAD ENOUGH IN RESERVE TO FINISH IN FRONT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAATJX44I4A6OZTZXJZEWLA4NAM
    Media URN:
    VLVAATJX44I4A6OZTZXJZEWLA4NAM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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