• Short Summary

    Japan's prospects for winning a medal in this year's Olympic swimming competition in Munich have risen considerably with the setting of a new world record in the 100 metres butterfly in Tokyo on Friday (22 July).

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    Japan's prospects for winning a medal in this year's Olympic swimming competition in Munich have risen considerably with the setting of a new world record in the 100 metres butterfly in Tokyo on Friday (22 July).

    Nineteen-years-old Miss Mayumi Aoki knocked two-tenths of a second off the previous record for the event with a finishing time of one minute 3.9 seconds.

    Miss Aoki is the star of a new group of young Japanese swimmers who hope to take at least three Olympic medals at Munich games next month.

    Despite their excellent prospects, the Japanese training is not for Munich, but for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.

    Besides Miss Aoki, Japan is also hopeful about the prospects of Nabutaka Taguchi, a 21-year-old Hiroshima University student who climbed to second place in world standings for the men's 100 metres breast-stroke.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABFK583YGMJY16QM70MH75XBQ
    Media URN:
    VLVABFK583YGMJY16QM70MH75XBQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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