• Short Summary

    The largest tobagganing championship to be held on the Olympic track at Igls, Austria, drew top competitors from 19 nations on Sunday (2 February).

  • Description

    The largest tobagganing championship to be held on the Olympic track at Igls, Austria, drew top competitors from 19 nations on Sunday (2 February). The weather proved unpredictable -- with early rain turning to snow -- and so did the form of some of the top stars involved.

    Because of the weather, the men and women competitors were allowed only one run each other the combined bobsled-tobogganing course.

    The biggest upset came when world champion Horst Muller of East Germany crashed at speed during his run. After that, all eyes were on Gunther Detlef, East Germany's European Champion. But he could only manage fourth place.

    The winner turned out to be Hans Rinn, also from East Germany, with a time of 55.39 seconds for the course.

    In the women's event, Margit Schumann of East Germany set a new record for the course with a time 44.93 seconds. East Germany also took second and third places.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7NB1ZJQ75X2KDX4VK3TIVJJAR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NB1ZJQ75X2KDX4VK3TIVJJAR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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