As the Tenth World Parachute Jumping Championships at Bled, Yugoslavia, went into its final stage on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Sept. 16, 17, 18), 25 nations competed in the 1000 metre accuracy group jumps for men.
LV Flags of competing nations
LV Parachutist landing
CU Italian competitor
SV French team
LV French parachutist landing in circle
LV Australian competitors coming down
CU Australian parachutist landing and officials
SV Canadian landing on spot
LV UK competitor landing in circle (2 shots)
CU Two American women jumpers standing
CU Man watching through binoculars
SV US parachutist landing
SV Belgian competitors boarding aircraft
SV Japanese team preparing
CU Member of Swiss team
CU Man and women look on
Air to Air - parachutists dropping
SPORT: PARACHUTE JUMPING
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Background: As the Tenth World Parachute Jumping Championships at Bled, Yugoslavia, went into its final stage on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Sept. 16, 17, 18), 25 nations competed in the 1000 metre accuracy group jumps for men.
Czechoslovakia placed first in the event, with 1.10 negative points. Yugoslavia, the host country, came in second with 2.45 negative points, and Canada placed third at minus 3.64.
On Monday, Valyz Zakoletskaya of the Soviet Union won the 2,000 metres display jumps event for women. She clocked 2.46 for the series of three jumps. Lochimors of the United States was second with 27.63, and Kostina of the Soviet Union placed third with 28.76.
The championships began on September 6 and ended on Saturday (September 19).