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    VISNEWS May 12 firmly affixed its widest angle lens and filmed Italy's annual 'Battle of the Giants'...

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    VISNEWS May 12 firmly affixed its widest angle lens and filmed Italy's annual 'Battle of the Giants'...a contest to find "Miss and Mr Heavyweight 1959"...at Cavour, Dear Turin."
    After a "static bicycle" ride to whet their appetites the gargantuans repaired to a nearby hostelry for a "snack" before being "weighed in" by the judges.

    Great attention and seriousness is paid as every single kilogram of obesity is solemnly weighed and recorded by the judges. The rules state that each contestant must weigh more than 100 kilograms (About two hundred-weight).

    After much deliberation the judges awarded the 'titles' to Signorina Margherita Gaudo of Turin, who tipped the scales at a nifty 213 kgms, and Signor Felice Alberoni from Voghera, a comparative 'lightweight' at 195 kgms.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4G1E46NC8BHRPNH8XS2VEG71A
    Media URN:
    VLVA4G1E46NC8BHRPNH8XS2VEG71A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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