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.
GV Mens 200-metre butterfly race starts
SV Swimmer swims back
GV Race ends & Meeuw finishes first (lane 5)
GV Start of Women's 400-metres free-style
SV Swimmers back & make turn
SV ZOOM OUT Dickie (Lane 6) finishes first
GV Start of men's 100-metres breast-stroke
SV Zoom OUT Wilkie (Lane 5) finishes first
International Games Swimming - men's 200-metres butterfly race; women's 400-metres freestyle; men's 100-metres breaststroke.
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Background: 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.