• Short Summary

    GALINA PROSUMENSHIKOVA OF THE SOVIET UNION SLICED MORE THAN FOUR SECONDS OFF THE OFFICIAL WORLD RECORD FOR THE WOMEN'S 200 METRES BREAST-STROKE IN THE EUROPEAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HOLLAND TONIGHT (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    GALINA PROSUMENSHIKOVA OF THE SOVIET UNION SLICED MORE THAN FOUR SECONDS OFF THE OFFICIAL WORLD RECORD FOR THE WOMEN'S 200 METRES BREAST-STROKE IN THE EUROPEAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS IN HOLLAND TONIGHT (TUESDAY).

    MISS PROSUMENSHIKOVA, THE OLYMPIC CHAMPION, SET A TIME OF 2 MINUTES, 40.8 SECONDS. SHE HOLDS THE RATIFIED WORLD RECORD AT 2 MINS. 45.3 SECS AND HAS A TIME OF 2 MINS 44.6 AWAITING RATIFICATION.

    SHE WON THE EUROPEAN TITLE IN A THRILLING STRUGGLE WITH HER 13-YEAR-OLD COMPATRIOT, IRINA POZDNYAKOVA, WHO CLOCKED 2 MINS 41.9 SECS, ALSO WELL INSIDE THE WORLD RECORD.

    GALINA PROSUMENSHIKOVA, A 17-YEAR-OLD FROM SEBASTOPOL, IS THE FIRST RUSSIAN GIRL SWIMMER TO WIN A EUROPEAN TITLE. THIS FOLLOWS HER TRIUMPH IN TOKYO IN 1964 WHEN SHE BECAME THE FIRST SOVIET SWIMMER TO WIN AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL.

    IRINA POZDNYAKOVA, A MOSCOW SCHOOLGIRL, WAS GAINING ON HER TEAMMATE AT THE FINISH AND IS AN OUTSTANDING PROSPECT.

    THE WOMEN'S 100 METRES BACKSTROKE WAS WON BY CHRISTINE CARON OF FRANCE - THE SILVER MEDALLIST AT THE TOKYO OLYMPICS. HER TIME WAS ONE MINUTE 8.1 SECONDS.

    LINDA LUDGROVE OF BRITAIN, A TRIPLE GOLD MEDALLIST AT THE RECENT BRITISH COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN JAMAICA, SET A BRITISH RECORD OF ONE MIN. 8.9 SECS IN TAKING SECOND PLACE. CHRISTA BALABAN GAINED RUMANIA'S FIRST MEDAL WITH THIRD PLACE IN ONE MIN. 9.7 SECS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC8VG7DJ7BC80NXZMCG1GVB7I4
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8VG7DJ7BC80NXZMCG1GVB7I4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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