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SWIMMING.

THE WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP.

The match (England) and Ernest Cavill (New South Wales) for the Championship of the World and £SOO a side was swum at Doncaster on Wednesday, and was witnessed by great crowds. Nuttall forged ahead from the start, and at 300 yards, where Nuttall was leading by twentyfive yards, the Australian gave up. Nuttall finished easily, beating the record for the distance. Time, Omin 3Ssec. Nuttall won the toss and selected the right-hand side of the baths. He was quickest away, and when thirty yards had been covered he led Cavill by two yards. By the time the fourth length of the baths had been negotiated he had increased his advantage to six lengths, and he kept steadily increasing it until Cavill retired. Prior to the race the betting was 6 to 4 on Nuttall.

Tyers and Percy Cavill have arranged to swim a mile between the piers at Blackpool on the 18th, five quarter miles at Blackpool on the 22ad, and half a mile in the lake at Manchester or Hollingsworth before the 30th.

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SWIMMING., Evening Star, Issue 10416, 10 September 1897

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SWIMMING. Evening Star, Issue 10416, 10 September 1897

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