• Short Summary

    Hobart, and at the city's Olympic Pool thousands of fans look on as the Australian Swimming championships continue with the women's eighty-eighty yards freestyle, which features Ilsa Konrads.

  • Description

    Hobart, and at the city's Olympic Pool thousands of fans look on as the Australian Swimming championships continue with the women's eighty-eighty yards freestyle, which features Ilsa Konrads. Ilsa is also the world-record holder, and that's her in lane four, - swimming second from the camera. Nearest the camera is American champion Sylvia Ruuska, Miss Ruuska matches Ilsa Konrads,stroke for stroke over the first half-dozen laps, they lock together at every turn. Then suddenly, Miss Konrads starts to apply the pressure, and her challenger slips gradually behind. Ilsa Konrads spurred on by the cheering, began to show the pace that made her the worlds top woman swimmer. The end in sight Ilsa Konrads widens the gap between herself and the field. The fifteen-year-old Sydney girl is in command -- swimming smoothly, gracefully, and rapidly towards another title. Anxious moments as the clock shows the possibility of a new world time.

    The young Australian finishes in brilliant style, and within seconds the triumph is heres -- a new world record time of ten minutes eleven-point-four seconds -- nearly half a second better than her previous record. Coming in for second place Sylvia Ruuska.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAS8VE6OPK8Y1U9SLOM42D4RSK
    Media URN:
    VLVAS8VE6OPK8Y1U9SLOM42D4RSK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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