• Short Summary

    Holland Feb 19 became the top speed skating nation in the world when Henk Van der Grift, 25-year-old Dutch motor mechanic, won the 58th world speed skating championships at the Ullevi open-air stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden, during the Feb 18-19 weekend.

  • Description

    Holland Feb 19 became the top speed skating nation in the world when Henk Van der Grift, 25-year-old Dutch motor mechanic, won the 58th world speed skating championships at the Ullevi open-air stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden, during the Feb 18-19 weekend.

    Rudi Liebrechts, 20-year-old gardener, won the bronze medal, and seen here in the 10,000 metre race.

    USSR, which for some years dominated speed skating with the Scandinavian countries, was second through Viktor Kosichkin, this year's European champion.

    Andre Kouprianoff, France, second in last year's world title contest, was fourth, followed by defending champion boris Stenin, USSR.

    Results with points: 1. Henk Van der Grift 189,213
    2. Viktor Kosichkin 189,375
    3. Rudi Liebrechts 189,670
    4.Andre Kouprianoff 190,137
    5. Boris Stenin 191,167
    The U.S. three-man team withdrew after the Brussels aircraft crash in which he entire U.S. figure-skating team perished.

    West Germany refused to start because the organizers displayed both East and West German flags during the opening ceremony.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6ESRU4M4O8GIIQ7S66JMQ343B
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ESRU4M4O8GIIQ7S66JMQ343B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment