• Short Summary

    ATTRACTIVE, 26-YEAR-OLD VERA CASLAVSKA OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA, WINNER OF THREE GOLD MEDALS IN THE GYMNASTIC EVENTS OF THE 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO, IS ALSO TIPPED FOR HIGH HONOURS AT THIS YEAR'S OLYMPICS NOW GOING ON IN MEXICO CITY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV AUDITORIUM
    0.04

    2.
    SV GIRL CZECH GYMNAST WALKING TOWARDS PAN VERA CASLAVSKA SMILES AT CAMERA
    0.11

    3.
    LV GIRL GYMNAST ONTO PLATFORM
    0.16

    4.
    SV VERA CASLAVSKA OVER VAULTING HORSE
    0.20

    5.
    SV COACH WATCHING
    0.24

    6.
    SV VERA ON DOUBLE BARS DOING EXERCISES
    0.41

    7.
    SV COACH WATCHING
    0.43

    8.
    LV GYMNASTICS IN HALL
    0.48

    9.
    SV OTHER CZECH GIRLS WATCHING
    0.52

    10.
    CU CASLAVSKA TOWARDS CAMERA
    0.57

    11.
    SV COACH
    1.00

    12.
    SV VERA ON BALANCING BAR
    1.24

    13.
    SV OTHER CZECH GIRLS WATCHING
    1.26

    14.
    CU CASLAVSKA SMILING
    1.31

    15.
    SV CZECH GIRLS WALKING TOWARDS, OUT OF AUDITORIUM
    1.40



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    Background: ATTRACTIVE, 26-YEAR-OLD VERA CASLAVSKA OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA, WINNER OF THREE GOLD MEDALS IN THE GYMNASTIC EVENTS OF THE 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO, IS ALSO TIPPED FOR HIGH HONOURS AT THIS YEAR'S OLYMPICS NOW GOING ON IN MEXICO CITY. SINCE HER ARRIVAL IN MEXICO CITY, VERA CASLAVSKA HAS BEEN GOING THROUGH AN INTENSIVE DAILY TRAINING ROUTINE AT THE NATIONAL AUDITORIUM.

    MISS CASLAVSKA, WHO IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN ONE OF THOSE WHO "WENT UNDERGROUND" WHEN RUSSIAN TANKS ROLLED INTO CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND CARRIED SACKS OF COAL UP AND DOWN IN AN EFFORT TO CONTINUE HER TRAINING, IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE MOST OF HER OPPOSITION IN THE GYMNASTIC EVENTS FROM A RUSSIAN COMPETITOR -- NATASHA KOZSCINKA. MISS CASLAVSKA IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CZECHOSLOVAK GYMNAST OF ALL TIME.

    THE UNMARRIED VERA CALAVSKA IS A STUDENT AT THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT FACULTY, RED STAR STRASNICE. SHE'S BEEN A MEMBER OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK NATIONAL GYMNASTICS TEAM SINCE THE AGE OF 15, AND HAS BEEN 28 TIMES NATIONAL TITLE HOLDER ON INDIVIDUAL APPARATUS, IN FREE EXERCISES OR OVERALL. SHE'S WON A TOTAL OF 18 GOLD, EIGHT SILVER AND THREE BRONZE MEDALS AT OLYMPIC GAMES AND EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    SHE WON HER THREE GOLD MEDALS AT THE TOKYO OLYMPICS IN THE OVERALL, VAULT AND BEAM EVENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7IEAPF02WY8NP613RO8XVZEX4
    Media URN:
    VLVA7IEAPF02WY8NP613RO8XVZEX4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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