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    In the South African Open International Games on Friday(30 March) the 100-metres men's breaststroke swimming event was won by Munich Olympics swimmer David Wilkie of England with a new record time of one minute, 9.12 seconds.

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    In the South African Open International Games on Friday(30 March) the 100-metres men's breaststroke swimming event was won by Munich Olympics swimmer David Wilkie of England with a new record time of one minute, 9.12 seconds.

    Meeuw, of West Germany, came first in the men's 200-metres butterfly race.

    In the women's 400-metres, freestyle, Dickie of South Africa won in four minutes 34.27 seconds.

    SYNOPSIS: At the South African Open International Games in Pretoria on Friday it was West Germany's Velker Meeuw who put up the strongest challenge in the men's two hundred metres butterfly race.

    West Germany had a swimming team of more than forty members attending the games.

    In spite of fierce competition, Volker Meeuw, in lane five, flew home to a gold medal.

    Eight competitors from five countries took part in the womens four hundred metres free-style. Three of the ladies were from South Africa. At the Munich Olympics South African competitors were banned form taking part in the games. These Open International Games gave South Africans a chance to show their abilities in Olympic-class sporting events, and swimming was no exception.

    Swimming in lane six Dickie, of South Africa, ploughed toward the finish and won. Her time was four minutes, thirty-four point two-seven seconds.

    The climax of the day was reached in the men's one hundred metres breast-stroke. Eight competitors from five countries took part in this event. Firm favourite was Munich Olympics swimmer, David Wilkie of England.

    Davie Wilkie, in land five, stayed out in front and looked set for a new record.

    Wilkie kept up the speed just long enough to create a new record. He swam to the finish in one minute, nine point one-two seconds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAV782GIATERZH62H6DIE92OU0
    Media URN:
    VLVAV782GIATERZH62H6DIE92OU0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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