Rower Alberto Demiddi of Argentina, a 26-year-old bank clerk, has already won most of the world's single sculls championships - but, in Olympics he has not yet bettered a third-place bronze medal (Mexico, 1968).
SV INTERIOR.. Demiddi looks at trophies in his house with mother
SCU Trophies in glass case (2 shots)
SV demiddi exercise with skipping rope (2 shots)
SV Demiddi practices rowing on blocks
CU Demiddi doing physical exercises (2 shots)
GV EXTERIOR.. Rowing club building
SV Demiddi carries single scull to river (2 shots)
LV Demiddi places scull into water and climbs aboard (3 shots)
CU Mario Robert (coach) seated in boat
GV Demiddi rowing
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SPORT - SCULLS
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Background: Rower Alberto Demiddi of Argentina, a 26-year-old bank clerk, has already won most of the world's single sculls championships - but, in Olympics he has not yet bettered a third-place bronze medal (Mexico, 1968). This year, however, he is strongly tipped for the gold medal when he represents Argentina at the Olympic Games later this month. The rowing events will be held at Kiel.
Undefeated over the last two years, Demiddi is currently World, South American and Argentine single sculls champion - and has twice won the Panamerican Games title. In June 1971, he won the Diamond Sculls at Henley, but did not defend his title this year - almost no rowers in training for the Olympics participated in the British competition.
Born in Buenos Aires, Demiddi lives in Rosario - Argentina's second city, about 200 miles (320 kilometres) northwest of the Capital. Our film shows him in training at the Club Regatas Rosario (Rosario Rowing Club) on the Parana River, where he puts in several practice hours daily.
At the Olympics, he is expected to clash with Russia's Malishev for the Gold Medal. Demiddi himself has no doubt that he will be this year's Olympic single sculls champion.