• Short Summary

    WITH FIREWORKS AND GAY OLYMPIC MARCHES THE INTERNATIONAL STOKE MANDEVILLE GAMES FOR THE PARALYSED WERE OPENED IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

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    WITH FIREWORKS AND GAY OLYMPIC MARCHES THE INTERNATIONAL STOKE MANDEVILLE GAMES FOR THE PARALYSED WERE OPENED IN TOKYO YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). A CROWD OF FIVE THOUSAND APPLAUDED WARMLY AS 375 PARAPLEGICS FROM 21 COUNTRIES TOOK PART IN A MOVING WHEELCHAIR PARADE IN THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE.

    CROWN PRINCE AKIHITO, HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE GAMES, AND PRINCESS MICHIKO LEFT THE STAND TO SHAKE HANDS AND TALK WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM EACH OF THE TEAMS. DURING THE CEREMONY DR. LUDWIG GUTTMAN, FOUNDER OF THE GAMES, PRESENTED MEDALS, MADE BY PARAPLEGICS AT BRITAIN'S STOKE MANDEVILLE HOSPITAL, TO THE CROWN PRINCE AND OTHER ORGANIZERS.

    R. MILLER OF THE UNITED STATES WON THE MEN'S SLALOM. IN THIS EVENT COMPETITORS NEGOTIATE A SERIES OF TIGHT TURNS AND STEEP GRADES IN THEIR WHEELCHAIRS OVER A DOUBLE 18-METRE (ABOUT 20 YARDS) COURSE.

    MILLER COVERED THE COURSE IN 57 SECONDS, FOLLOWED BY ITALY'S M. MARSON WHO WON THE SILVER MEDAL IN 59.9 SECONDS, J. BIRON OF FRANCE WON THE BRONZE IN 60.7 SECONDS.

    W. FAIRBANKS WON THE PRECISION JAVELIN THROW WITH 74 POINTS TO GIVE AMERICA ITS SECOND GOLD MEDAL. THE SILVER MEDAL ALSO WENT TO THE U.S. BUT THERE WAS A FOUR-WAY TIE FOR THIRD PLACE. THE BRONZE MEDAL IS BEING DECIDED TODAY WITH A THROW-OFF BETWEEN AUSTRIA, THE NETHERLANDS, BRITAIN AND RHODESIA.

    BRITAIN'S CAROL BRYANT WON THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE WOMEN'S SLALOM. SHE SWEPT HOME IN ONE MINUTE, 12.6 SECONDS, FOLLOWED BY HOLLAND'S E. GAHRLANDT (ONE MINUTE 27 SECONDS AND M. O'BRIEN, AUSTRALIA (ONE MINUTE 44.1 SECONDS).

    THE GAMES WERE STARTED IN 1952 AND ARE HELD EACH YEAR AT STOKE MANDEVILLE HOSPITAL, EXCEPT IN OLYMPIC GAMES YEARS WHEN, IF POSSIBLE, THEY ARE HELD AFTER THE OLYMPICS AND UNDER OLYMPIC CONDITIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA70GWPIDVHGQ9PR2LD1WU4E312
    Media URN:
    VLVA70GWPIDVHGQ9PR2LD1WU4E312
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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