• Short Summary

    IN AN INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS MEETING AT KIEL, WEST GERMANY, APRIL 7, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC'S BEST SIX-MAN TEAM WAS BEATEN BY A NARROW MARGIN - 282 POINTS TO 279 - BY A LESS FORMIDABLE ARRAY OF ATHLETES FROM THE SOVIET UNION, WHO HAD TO DIVIDE HER ELITE DUE TO SIMULTANEOUS ENGAGEMENTS IN KIEV AND AUSTRALIA.

  • Description

    IN AN INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS MEETING AT KIEL, WEST GERMANY, APRIL 7, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC'S BEST SIX-MAN TEAM WAS BEATEN BY A NARROW MARGIN - 282 POINTS TO 279 - BY A LESS FORMIDABLE ARRAY OF ATHLETES FROM THE SOVIET UNION, WHO HAD TO DIVIDE HER ELITE DUE TO SIMULTANEOUS ENGAGEMENTS IN KIEV AND AUSTRALIA.

    EXERCISES - EXECUTED ENTIRELY IN FREE STYLE - WERE OF THE HIGHEST INTERNATIONAL ORDER, AND BOTH SIDES WERE WELL UP TO THE STANDARD THEY HAD SET THEMSELVES.

    FROM THE INTRICATE DISPLAYS OF GYMNASTIC SKILL AND MUSCLE CONTROL -ON THE MAT, THE SIDE-HORSE AND VAULTING HORSE, AT THE RINGS, PARALLEL BARS AND THE HORIZONTAL BAR - LISITZKY OF RUSSIA EMERGED AS THE OVERALL WINNER FOLLOWED BY HIS COUNTRYMAN YASOSKICH. LYHS AND JACOBY OF WEST GERMANY TOOK THIRD AND FOURTH PLACES.

    FOR BOTH TEAMS, IT WAS ANOTHER WARM-UP FOR THE WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN PRAGUE, AUG 4-8, AND ARE EXPECTED TO CULMINATE IN A BATTLE OF THE GIANTS WHEN RUSSIA MEETS JAPAN IN THE TWELVE-CATEGORY FINALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6XVUBY6JXQRO95VMMEO13DRXP
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XVUBY6JXQRO95VMMEO13DRXP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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