• Short Summary

    THE RUSSIAN EIGHT FROM LITHUANIA STOLE THE LIMELIGHT AT HENLEY'S ROYAL ROWING REGATTA TODAY (FRIDAY) BY SHATTERING THE COURSE RECORD BY SEVEN SECONDS.

  • Description

    THE RUSSIAN EIGHT FROM LITHUANIA STOLE THE LIMELIGHT AT HENLEY'S ROYAL ROWING REGATTA TODAY (FRIDAY) BY SHATTERING THE COURSE RECORD BY SEVEN SECONDS. EVEN WITH WIND ASSISTING TO COVER THE 1 MILE 550 YARDS COURSE (2,112 METRES) AS THEY DID IN 6 MINUTES 23 SECONDS HAD SEEMED AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK.

    THEY SET UP THE RECORD IN BEATING THE THAMES ROWING CLUB EASILY IN THE SEMI-FINALS OF THE GRAND CHALLENGE CUP -- THE BRITISH REGATTA'S LEADING EVENT.

    THE LITHUANIAN GIANTS FROM 'ZJALTHIRIS VILJNJUS' CLUB, AVERAGE 194 POUNDS (88 KILOS) A MAN AND 25 YEARS IN AGE. IN TOMORROW'S FINAL THEY MEET THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, HOLDERS OF THE CHALLENGE CUP.

    ONE OF THE TWO DIAMOND SCULLS SEMI-FINALS RESULTED IN A WIN FOR DEMIDDI, OF ARGENTINA, OVER THE 18-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN, JOHNSON. AFTER LEADING FOR MOST OF THE DISTANCE BY ABOUT A LENGTH, DEMIDDI ALMOST STOPPED FOR A COUPLE OF STROKES OPPOSITE THE GRANDSTAND. BUT HE RECOVERED AND PUT IN HALF A DOZEN FAST STROKES TO WIN BY A LENGTH AND A QUARTER. TIME: 8 MIN 1 SEC.

    SEYMOUR CROMWELL, THE AMERICAN SCULLER, IS EXECUTED TO PROVE TOO STRONG FOR DEMIDDI IN THE FINALS.

    IN THE THAMES CHALLENGE CUP QUARTER-FINALS AMERICA'S ELIOT HOUSE WERE TOO GOOD FOR THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY LIGHTWEIGHTS BY 3 LENGTHS. ELIOT HOUSE'S WINNING TIME: 6 MINS 46 SECS. THEY NOW FACE KINGSTON IN TOMORROW'S SEMI-FINALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABG1VVDZ6JXK922MLV6ZQJWN1N
    Media URN:
    VLVABG1VVDZ6JXK922MLV6ZQJWN1N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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