• Short Summary

    THE SOVIET UNION RETAINED THE INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM TROPHIES IN THE WORLD BIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS -- A COMBINED SKIING AND SHOOTING EVENT -- AT SEEFELD, AUSTRIA, ON SUNDAY.

  • Description

    THE SOVIET UNION RETAINED THE INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM TROPHIES IN THE WORLD BIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS -- A COMBINED SKIING AND SHOOTING EVENT -- AT SEEFELD, AUSTRIA, ON SUNDAY.

    VLADIMIR MELYANIN RETAINED HIS INDIVIDUAL TITLE WITH A TIME OF 1 HOUR 32 MINUTES 6.8 SECONDS FOR THE 20 KILOMETRE CROSS-COUNTRY SKI RUN AND 18 HITS OUT OF A POSSIBLE 20 AT FOUR TARGETS, SET AT RANGES OF 100,150,200 AND 250 METRES.EACH MISS IN THE SHOOTING INCURRED A PENALTY OF TWO MINUTES ADDED TO THE CROSS COUNTRY TIME.

    THERE WERE FORTY-EIGHT COMPETITORS, REPRESENTING TWELVE COUNTRIES.CONDITIONS OVER THE HEAVILY WOODED COURSE WERE IDEAL, WITH TEMPERATURES AROUND MINUS 15 DEGREES CENTIGRADE.

    SECOND AND THIRD PLACINGS IN THE INDIVIDUAL CLASSIFICATION WERE TAKEN BY THE FINNISH COMPETITORS, ANTTI TYRVAEINEN AND HANNI POSTI.

    THE SOVIET UNION RETAINED THE TEAM TROPHY BY TAKING THREE PLACINGS AMONG THE FIRST FIVE.FINLAND WAS SECOND AND NORWAY THIRD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6AGFWV75P2XPMFEUQQ8BKZMOS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AGFWV75P2XPMFEUQQ8BKZMOS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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