• Short Summary

    Heather Greenwood, a fifteen year old Californian schoolgirl who had never before won a big race, beat Australia's Shane Gould at the International Swimming meeting at London on Monday (23 April).

  • Description

    Heather Greenwood, a fifteen year old Californian schoolgirl who had never before won a big race, beat Australia's Shane Gould at the International Swimming meeting at London on Monday (23 April).

    Her victory contributed to a one-point United States victory over the Australians in the battle for the team trophy. Miss. Greenwood beat Miss. Gould in the 200 metres free-style, an event in which the Australian girl holds both the Olympic Title and the World Record. The American took first place by only a finger tip in the time of 2 minutes 6.4 seconds....three-tenths of a second faster than Miss. Gould. The event was held only twenty minutes after Shane Gould had won the 800 metres free-style for her third victory in the two day meeting.

    The women's two hundred metres backstroke was another race won by United States competitor. Melissa Belote won the race in 2 minutes 21.9 seconds. Enith Brigitha of Holland was in second place and Wendy Cook of Canada third.

    Australian and United States swimmers dominated the competition, winning all but one race. In the women's 200 metres breastroke Beverley Whitfield of Australia won from Cathy Carr of the U.S.A. in a time of 2 minutes 42.7 seconds. Miss Carr's time was three tenths of a second slower. Third was Lyn Colella of the U.S.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC16F2ZWJNX1VWVGCUXDIITOG8
    Media URN:
    VLVAC16F2ZWJNX1VWVGCUXDIITOG8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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