• Short Summary

    THE "ROWING POWER" OF THE SOVIET UNION WAS DEMONSTRATED CLEARLY TODAY (THURSDAY) AT HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA WHEN "ONE OF THEIR POSSIBLE OLYMPIC EIGHTS" OVERWHELMED HARVARD (USA) UNIVERSITY CREW IN THE HEATS OF THE GRAND CHALLENGE CUP.

  • Description

    THE "ROWING POWER" OF THE SOVIET UNION WAS DEMONSTRATED CLEARLY TODAY (THURSDAY) AT HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA WHEN "ONE OF THEIR POSSIBLE OLYMPIC EIGHTS" OVERWHELMED HARVARD (USA) UNIVERSITY CREW IN THE HEATS OF THE GRAND CHALLENGE CUP. THE SOVIET CREW EQUALLED THE COURSE RECORD.

    A LITHUANIAN EIGHT COVERED THE COURSE OF ONE MILE 550 YARDS (2,112 METRES) UN 6 MINUTES 30 SECS. THIS EQUALLED THE RECORD SET IN 1957 BY CORNELL (USA) UNIVERSITY IN THE GRAND HEATS.

    THE VICTORIOUS LITHUANIANS SAID IF THEY HAD HAD STRONGER OPPOSITION THEY COULD EASILY HAVE BEATEN THE RECORD. THEY FINISHED UNCHALLENGED AND FRESH COMPARED WITH THEIR AMERICAN OPPONENTS WHO STRUGGLED PAST THE POST EXHAUSTED. THE LITHUANIANS AVERAGED ABOUT 193 LBS (88 KILOS) COMPARED WITH THE AMERICAN'S 179.5 LBS (81.6 KILOS).

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    Film ID:
    VLVABVVFWJGT2ML60OG6YDE6P2GQ2
    Media URN:
    VLVABVVFWJGT2ML60OG6YDE6P2GQ2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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