• Short Summary

    DUMENG GIOVANOLI OS SWITZERLAND WON THE MEN'S SLALOM EVENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL HAHNEKAMM SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS AT KITZBUEHEL IN AUSTRIA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

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    DUMENG GIOVANOLI OS SWITZERLAND WON THE MEN'S SLALOM EVENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL HAHNEKAMM SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS AT KITZBUEHEL IN AUSTRIA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

    GIOVANOLI, 26, A COOK IN HIS PARENT'S HOTEL AT SILS IN THE SWISS ENGADINE VALLEY, UNDERLINED HIS CURRENT TOP FORM BY DEFEATING THE WORLD'S BEST ALPINE SPECIALISTS.

    THE WINNER OF LAST WEEK'S LAUBERHORN SLALOM RACE, HE FLASHED THROUGH TWO TRICKY COURSES IN 123.22 SECONDS, HANDLING EVEN THE MOST DIFFICULT GATE COMBINATIONS WITH SURPRISING EASE.

    AUSTRIA'S NEW TALENT ALFRED MATT, 19, FROM PETTNEU AM ARLBERG, WAS SECOND. JEAN CLAUDE KILLY THE FRENCH SKIING ACE, FINISHED ONLY THIRD IN 125.57 BUT THIS WAS STILL GOOD ENOUGH TO GIVE HIM THE COMBINED TITLE IN THE SLALOM AND DOWN-HILL EVENTS.

    KILLY'S VICTORY IN THE COMBINED MARKED HIS THIRD WIN OF THE HAHNENKAMM TROPHY IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS. BUT HE LEFT KITZBUEHEL, TOGETHER WITH THE REST OF THE FRENCH TEAM, WITHOUT COLLECTING HIS MEDAL AS A PROTEST AGAINST AUSTRIAN COURT ACTION.

    THE WINNER OF THE DOWN-HILL EVENT GERHARD NENNING OF AUSTRIA MET WITH LITTLE SUCCESS IN THE SLALOM - FALLING DURING HIS FIRST RUN. HIS WAS JUST ONE OF SEVERAL SUCH MISHAPS. UNITED STATES STAR BILLY KIDD CRASHED SHORTLY BEFORE THE FINISH OF HIS FINAL RUN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2QGDX95TYB76OYXUJ526CY2Y4
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QGDX95TYB76OYXUJ526CY2Y4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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