• Short Summary

    The world's men's amateur speed skating championship was won on Sunday (February 18) by Goeran Claeson of Sweden.

  • Description

    1.
    GV & SV Start of 1500 metre race between Goeran Claeson and Gary Jonland and race in progress (2 shots)
    0.22

    2.
    GV Claeson crosses finish line first
    0.30

    3.
    GV Crowd standing under umbrellas
    0.32

    4.
    GV Start of 10,000 metres race between Stenson and Helder
    0.46

    5.
    GV & SV Skaters around rink
    1.09

    6.
    STV Stenson crossing finish line
    1.14

    7.
    GV Helder crossing finish
    1.20

    8.
    SV Claeson receives garland for championship, with other winners.




    Initials BB/2143 DS/BOB/BB/2130


    SPORT: SKATING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The world's men's amateur speed skating championship was won on Sunday (February 18) by Goeran Claeson of Sweden.

    He took the title after wine in the 5,000 and 10,000 metre events at the European championship meeting in Deventer, Holland.

    His title win was the highlight of a meeting marred by high winds, hail and rain. Thousands of avid spectators huddled under umbrellas to watch the skating.

    Besides his two major wins, Claeson finished second to American Bill Lanigan in the 500 metres.

    Another standout in the skating meeting was Stan Stensen of Norway, who came second to Claeson in the world championship. He took first place in the 1,500 metre event. Piet Kleine of Holland came third in the world title.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5VSUVQHX9AWPSCAQQH9FGF813
    Media URN:
    VLVA5VSUVQHX9AWPSCAQQH9FGF813
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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