• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed Febl 1 - 2 the Toboggan Championships held during heavy snowfall at Garnisch Germany.

  • Description

    Visnews filmed Febl 1 - 2 the Toboggan Championships held during heavy snowfall at Garnisch Germany. Six nations competed for the "Grosse Preis von Deutschland" (Grand Prix of Germany). The races were for men and women, single and doubles. Each race was decided by four runs down the fast (up to 100 mph) track.

    The one-man toboggan was won by Hans Plenk, from Berchtesgaden, Germany. His total time over the four runs was 5:31;36 minutes. The ladies single was won by Hildegard Riepl, from Schliersee, in 5:31;47 minutes, beating runner up Renate Reiter with three seconds. The men's double was won by the couple Josef Lenz/Beer, from Koenigssee in 2:43;78 mins.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2I1GRLE4XE7U5F2ZLIOI528TJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2I1GRLE4XE7U5F2ZLIOI528TJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment