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    Five heats took place on the last day of the 18th European Rowing Championship in Moscow.

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    Background: Five heats took place on the last day of the 18th European Rowing Championship in Moscow.

    First to compete were fours with coxswain.

    Almost all the way to the finish line led girls from the German Democratic Republic.

    However, near the finish the four from Holland overtook the leaders and won the 1973 European Champion titles.

    Silver medals went to girls from the GDR.

    Polish team came in third.

    In singles Soviet girl Genovaite Romashkene returned champions title by a wide margin.

    The GDR team in double fours placed first.

    Second were girls from Rumania.

    Soviet team came in third.

    Muscovites Olga Klinysheva and Elona Antonova won gold medals double sculling.

    Second in this event was a team from Holland.

    The team from the Federal Germany came in third.

    The last to compete in the finals at Moscow's championship were teams of eights.

    The Ussr team won gold
    The Gdr girls -- silver and Rumania - bronze.

    This drooped curtain on women's events of the 18th European Rowing Championships.

    The 18th European Rowing Championship opened in Moscow.

    The Championship is being held in a new rowing canal specially built for the event.

    In his address before the participants Mr. Keller, President of the International Rowing federation, called the new water station of the Soviet capital an "excellent structure".

    Women athletes were the first to compete. They represent 18 countries.

    According to tradition the European championship is open for participants from all countries. This accounts for participation of teams from Australia, Japan, the United States of America and Canada.

    Women shall compete for four days.

    Men's three-day events will start after the names of new European champions among women were announces.

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