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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1955 August

Masaru Furukawa Breaks World Record at United States-Japan Swim Meet in Tokyo, Japan

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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1 min., 22 sec.
Spectators crowd the stands at the Meiji Shrine swimming pool in Tokyo, Japan, for the annual United States-Japan swim meet. The teams and their coaches, including United States coach Robert J. H. Kiphuth, process around the pool. Swimmers compete in the 200-meter freestyle, with William Woolsey of the United States taking first place. Japanese competitor Masaru Furukawa sets a new world record in the 100-meter breaststroke and celebrates with his teammates.
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