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    CHRISTI HAAS, A TALL 20-YEAR-GIRL FROM KITZBUHEL, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) BEAT A STRONG INTERNATIONAL FIELD TO WIN THE SILVER JUG LADIES DOWNHILL RACE ON ONE OF THE FEW USABLE SKI RUNS IN AUSTRIA.

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    CHRISTI HAAS, A TALL 20-YEAR-GIRL FROM KITZBUHEL, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) BEAT A STRONG INTERNATIONAL FIELD TO WIN THE SILVER JUG LADIES DOWNHILL RACE ON ONE OF THE FEW USABLE SKI RUNS IN AUSTRIA. USING HER HEIGHT TO FULL ADVANTAGE, MISS HAAS COVERED THE THINLY-COVERED COURSE OF 2,800-METRES IN 2 MINS: 56.43 SECONDS TO WIN BY A CLEAR 5 SECONDS.

    SECOND CAME COMPATRIOT TRAUDL HECHER IN 3 MIN: 01:54 AND FRANCE'S MARIELLE GOITSCHEL THIRD IN 3 MIN: 03.32. THE REST OF THE 70-STRONG FIELD FROM 16 NATIONS WERE FAR BEHIND, HAVING NEITHER THE STRENGTH OR SKILL TO BREAK THROUGH 3 MINUTES.

    THIS PERFORMANCE MADE CHRISTI HAAS INTO A CERTAIN FAVOURITE FOR THE OLYMPIC DOWNHILL IN THREE WEEKS TIME. THE SILVER JUG RACE WAS THE ONLY MAJOR PRE-OLYMPIC TRIAL FOR THE DOWNHILL -- MOST DARING AND EXCITING OF THE ALPINE EVENTS. UNPRECEDENTED SNOWLESS CONDITIONS IN MOST OF EUROPE HAS CAUSED THE CANCELLATION OF ALL OTHER DOWNHILLS, AND THE WEATHER SHOWS LITTLE SIGN OF BRINGING THE MUCH-NEEDED SNOW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1QU8XPP32DE6PNTG25J5IK7X9
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QU8XPP32DE6PNTG25J5IK7X9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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