• Short Summary

    Austria's Franz Klammer raced into the skiing record books on Sunday (26 January) with a decisive World Cup win on the Patscherkofel Olympic downhill course.

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    Austria's Franz Klammer raced into the skiing record books on Sunday (26 January) with a decisive World Cup win on the Patscherkofel Olympic downhill course.

    The 20-years-old skier from Mooswald in Carinthia swept to his sixth successive downhill win of the season, beating the 1967 record of Frenchman Jean-Claude Killy, who had live successive victories in a row.

    Klammer described the twisting icy ??? as very difficult and said he was happy to have done better than Killy, one of the sport's all-time greats.

    Klammer won with a margin of 0.49 seconds over Bernhard Russi of Switzerland who came second. Italians Herbert Plank and Gustav Thoeni were third and fourth respectively.

    Klammer trailed by fractions of a second behind ??? and Thoeni over the first two-thirds of the course, but swept to victory with a faultless line on the risky righthand bend before the finish.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2TNEID9NLLAKARB90D4SGK74N
    Media URN:
    VLVA2TNEID9NLLAKARB90D4SGK74N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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