The Soviet team snatched victory in the women's kayak fours 500-meters final on Bagsvaerd Lake north of Copenhagen on Sunday.
GV Crowd by river
SV Ladies canoes four 500 meters final
SV Canoeists after race.
SV PAN to Crowd and Soviet team onto dais
Crows, race in progress, winners on dais.
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SPORT: KAYAK RACE
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Background: The Soviet team snatched victory in the women's kayak fours 500-meters final on Bagsvaerd Lake north of Copenhagen on Sunday.
In a thrilling finish the Soviet team flashed across the winning line hundredths of a second ahead of the East German team. The Soviet team, Ljudmilla Bezrukova, Tamara Shimanskaja, Natalia Boika and Nelli Vakula covered the course in I min 40.52 seconds. The time for the East German team was 1 min 40.73 seconds.
The West German team, fancied as a strong challenger to the Russians, finished third in the race with a time of 1 min 41.14 seconds.