• Short Summary

    America met and beat Europe in a water-skiing challenge match at Bedfont, Middlesex, today (Monday).?

  • Description

    1.
    LV Lars Bjork (Sweden) in Tricks event
    0.13

    2.
    GV Crowd
    0.16

    3.
    GV McCormick, winner of Tricks, competes
    0.34

    4.
    SV Crowd
    0.35

    5.
    GV McCormick in slalom
    0.54

    6.
    GV Crowd
    0.56

    7.
    GV Suyderhoud, 1st in slalom competes
    1.06

    8.
    GV Crowd
    1.07

    9.
    GV Suyderhoud recover from near fall
    1.22

    10.
    GV Crowd
    1.23

    11.
    GV Kempton jumping and landing badly
    1.33

    12.
    GV Crowd
    1.36

    13.
    GV Kempton jumping into 3rd place
    1.42

    14.
    SV Spectators
    1.44

    15.
    GV McCormick jumps & lo e ski
    1.50

    16.
    CU Spectators
    1.52

    17.
    Suyderhoud jumping to win event
    2.03



    Initials CG/PW/SGM


    SPORT: WATER SKIING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: America met and beat Europe in a water-skiing challenge match at Bedfont, Middlesex, today (Monday). Competition was stiff, and some first-rate performances resulted.

    Sweden's Lars Bjork, Northern European Champion in 1969 and a stylist aggressive skier, tried hard in the Tricks event, yet came only fifth in the face of cracking American opposition.

    The Tricks honours went to 18-year-old American Ricky McCormick, overall champion in the recent Masters Tournament. McCormick tried to score the slalom title today too, but came a very close second to world champion Mike Suyderhoud.

    Suyderhoud, 19-year-old American, took the slalom honours in fine style, but luckily avoided a nasty tumble on a return leg.

    Alan Kempton, a powerful American all-rounder, won the world jump and figures titles in 1967. This time he was off form, and had to be satisfied with third place in the jumps section.

    Ricky McCormick had a good try to steal the jumps honours, but lost a ski at a crucial stage and finished second.

    Winner of the Jump event was the brilliant young Suyderhoud, who together with McCormick helped the U.S.A. team to a decisive win over their European rivals.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA76QO7R847TEUG11BVEL29FPUF
    Media URN:
    VLVA76QO7R847TEUG11BVEL29FPUF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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