• Short Summary

    IN ESSEN, THE NATIONAL GERMAN GYMNASTIC FESTIVAL IS WELL UNDER WAY. YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), THE 30,000?

  • Description

    IN ESSEN, THE NATIONAL GERMAN GYMNASTIC FESTIVAL IS WELL UNDER WAY. YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), THE 30,000 SPECTATORS WERE ABLE TO WATCH A DISPLAY OF GYMNASTICS BY JAPAN'S WORLD BEATING TEAM.

    MORE THAN 40,000 GYMNASTS WILL BE TAKING PART IN THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION, AMONGST THEM COMPETITORS FROM OVERSEAS, AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES SERVING IN GERMANY OF WHICH MANY ARE REPRESENTING LOCAL GERMAN GYMNASTIC CLUBS. THE FESTIVAL IS HELD EVERY FIFTH YEAR.

    THE JAPANESE TEAM, WHO GAVE A SUPERB DEMONSTRATION OF GRACE AND GYMNASTIC ABILITY, ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE FIRST PLACE IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO NEXT YEAR.

    GERMANY HAS BEEN NOTED IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS SINCE THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY WHEN FRIEDRICH JAHN, KNOWN AS THE FATHER OF GYMNASTICS, AND FOUNDER OF DEUTSCHER TURNER DUND - THE NATIONAL GYMNASTS ORGANISATION -- OPENED THE FIRST OPEN-AIR GYMNASIUM IN BERLIN.

    GERMANY'S YOUNG ATHLETES GAVE AN EXCELLENT EXHIBITION OF GYMNASTICS IN THE ESSEN ARENA AND DURING THE COURSE OF THE WEEK'S EVENTS IT IS EXPECTED THAT 800,000 PEOPLE WILL WATCH THE COMPETITIONS AND DISPLAYS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5L8HZFW0M9BC6FEXJ1A7NL482
    Media URN:
    VLVA5L8HZFW0M9BC6FEXJ1A7NL482
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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