• Short Summary

    East-Germany's Olympic Gold medallist, Helmut Recknagel, created a new course record of 127 metres to win the ten-nation ski-jumping competition at Planica, Yugoslavia, March 26-27.

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    East-Germany's Olympic Gold medallist, Helmut Recknagel, created a new course record of 127 metres to win the ten-nation ski-jumping competition at Planica, Yugoslavia, March 26-27. One the crisp, hard packed snow of the jumping ramp, his take-off speed was 103 kilometres an hour.

    The three competition jumps were scheduled for March 26, but, due to a very strong cross-wind, the final jump was postponed until March 27. Recknagel's best-of-two jumps March 26 was 124.5 metres. (The world record is held by Finland's Taini Louri with a jump of 139 metres.)
    Recknagel won the 80-metre event of the Squaw Valley, California, Winter Olympic Games February 28.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4IEPJ520PT722ASU2NC60ZZNQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4IEPJ520PT722ASU2NC60ZZNQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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