• Short Summary

    Swiss Skier Roland Colombin won the men's World Cup Downhill Skiing event at Kitzbuehel in Austria on Saturday (January 26) with a record time 2 minutes 3 seconds.

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    Swiss Skier Roland Colombin won the men's World Cup Downhill Skiing event at Kitzbuehel in Austria on Saturday (January 26) with a record time 2 minutes 3 seconds. This victory, in the last downhill event of the season, gave the Swiss the World Cup and the lead in general World Cup placings.

    The weather was beautiful and the conditions extremely fast. Speeds of 128 kilometres (80 miles) an hour were reached. At least three competitors -- Lafferty and Rowles of the united States and Strucker of Italy suffered dramatic high-speed falls.

    It was Collombin's steady and controlled skiing in these conditions which gave him victory over the German skier Klammer, who was second. Piero Gros of Italy was third.

    Collombin beat the course record set by Frenchman Jean-Calude Killy in 1969 by more than eight seconds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3TW4OAD6O0IK41OMF97NYWXB0
    Media URN:
    VLVA3TW4OAD6O0IK41OMF97NYWXB0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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