• Short Summary

    SINGAPORE'S 15-YEAR-OLD SWIMMING WONDER, SCHOOLGIRL PATRICIA CHAN, DOMINATED THE WOMEN'S EVENTS IN THE SOUTH-EAST ASIA PENINSULA GAMES STAGED IN BURMA.

  • Description

    SINGAPORE'S 15-YEAR-OLD SWIMMING WONDER, SCHOOLGIRL PATRICIA CHAN, DOMINATED THE WOMEN'S EVENTS IN THE SOUTH-EAST ASIA PENINSULA GAMES STAGED IN BURMA. ON THURSDAY (DECEMBER 11), SHE INCREASED HER REMARKABLE TALLY OF GOLD MEDALS TO 10 AFTER COMPLETING THREE MORE RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCES.

    PATRICIA, WHO IS COACHED BY HER FATHER, HAD ALREADY COLLECTED TWO GOLD MEDALS ON BOTH MONDAY AND TUESDAY, AND THREE ON WEDNESDAY -- SETTING SEVERAL MORE RECORDS FOR THE GAMES IN THE PROCESS.

    ON THURSDAY, SHE WENT ONTO SET NEW RECORDS IN THE WOMEN'S 100 METRES BACKSTROKE AND 200 METRES BUTTERFLY. SHE ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO A RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE BY THE SINGAPORE TEAM IN THE 4 X 100 METRES FREESTYLE RELAY.

    HER RECORD FOR THE BACKSTROKE EVENT WAS 1 MIN 13.9 SECS COMPARED WITH THE EXISTING RECORD -- WHICH SHE ALSO HELD -- OF 1 MIN 15.2. IN THE BUTTERFLY, SHE CLIPPED 7.6 SECONDS OFF ANOTHER OF HER RECORD PERFORMANCES FOR A NEW TIME OF 2 MINS 39.1 SECS.

    PATRICIA'S OTHER RECORD-BREAKING VICTORIES IN THE CURRENT GAMES INCLUDED THE 200 AND 400 METRES INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY AND THE 200 METRES FREESTYLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACPVVENFSUKV7ILQNCODFFEF2C
    Media URN:
    VLVACPVVENFSUKV7ILQNCODFFEF2C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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