• Short Summary

    COMPETITORS FROM 15 COUNTRIES ARE COMPETING FOR THE WORLD CANOE AND KAYAK CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE SWIFT MOVING RIVER ARCS, NEAR BOURG ST MAURICE, IN THE FRENCH ALPS.

  • Description

    COMPETITORS FROM 15 COUNTRIES ARE COMPETING FOR THE WORLD CANOE AND KAYAK CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE SWIFT MOVING RIVER ARCS, NEAR BOURG ST MAURICE, IN THE FRENCH ALPS. THE CHAMPIONSHIPS HAVE BEEN MARRED BY THE WITHDRAWAL OF YEARS FROM TWO COMMUNISTS COUNTRIES. THE EAST GERMANS, FAVOURITES TO WIN MANY OF THE MEDALS, PULLED OUT OVER A PROTOCOL DISPUTE. THE POLISH TEAM WITHDREW IN SYMPATHY.

    THE CHAMPIONSHIPS SPAN SEVEN DAYS AND CONCLUDE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

    ON THIS PARTICULAR DAY THE HONOURS WENT TO FRANCE, AN UNDERDOG IN THIS INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP. HER COMPETITORS WON THREE GOLDS.

    THE RACE SCENES SHOW THE MEN'S KAYAK EVENT WON BY THE FRENCHMAN, PATRICK MACCARI, AND A WOMEN'S KAYAK EVENT WON BY THE CZECH REPRESENTATIVE, LUDMILLA POLESNA.

    ALSO THE MIXED TEAM CANOE RACE. THE MEN'S RACE ATTRACTED 58 COMPETITORS, THE WOMEN'S 15.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA45XYEQRGL4ENOTE4OIAPAWLH2
    Media URN:
    VLVA45XYEQRGL4ENOTE4OIAPAWLH2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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