• Short Summary

    THE 1962 WORLD SKIING GAMES AT CHAMONIX IN THE FRENCH ALPS OPENED WITH THE WOMEN'S GIANT SLALOM ON THE STEEP LE MONT COURSE, FEB.11.

  • Description

    THE 1962 WORLD SKIING GAMES AT CHAMONIX IN THE FRENCH ALPS OPENED WITH THE WOMEN'S GIANT SLALOM ON THE STEEP LE MONT COURSE, FEB.11.IT HAD A DROP OF 1,200 FT., A LENGTH OF 2,100-METRES - JUST OVER A MILE AND A QUARTER AND 50 GATES.

    WINNER OF THE RACE, WHICH WAS HELD IN EXCELLENT SNOW AND WEATHER CONDITIONS, WAS 19-YEAR-OLD MARIANNE JAHN OF AUSTRIA (NO.6) WITH A TIME OF 1 MIN.41.53 SECS.SECOND WAS MARIANNE JAHN'S OLYMPIC TEAM MATE, ERIKA NETZER, WITH A TIME OF 1 MIN.41.60 SECS., TO PROVIDE THE ANSWER TO THE BURNING QUESTION OF THE DAY: WOULD THE AUSTRIAN GIRLS KEEP THEIR SUPREMACY?
    THE YOUNG FRENCH GIRL, MARIELLE GOITSCHELL, WHO STARTED FIRST, SET THE PAGE WITH AN EXCELLENT TIME OF 1 MIN.41.88 SECS.BUT SHE COULD ONLY FINISH FOURTH.AMERICAN GIRLS, JOAN HANNAH, BARBARA FERRIES AND JEAN FAUBERT, FINISHED THIRD, FIFTH AND SIXTH WITH THE TIMES OF 1 MIN.41.76 SECS., 1 MIN.42.10 SECS., AND 1 MIN.42.20 SECS.

    BRITISH GIRLS FAILED TO FINISH AMONG THE TOP PLACINGS OF THE 45 COMPETITORS.JANE GISSING, WHO FINISHED 30TH IN 1 MIN.50.53 SECS.WAS BEST PLACED OF THE BRITISH ENTRIES.WENDY FARRINGTON TOOK 35TH POSITION WITH A TIME OF 1 MIN.53.21 SECS.ANNA ASHESHOV WAS 36TH WITH 1 MIN.53.6 SECS.AND TANIA HEALD FINISHED 37TH WITH 1 MIN.53.86 SECS.

    EDITORS: FOR OPENING CEREMONY REFER TO PROD.NO.0837/62.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7NNM6DHX4WD7ODNE1RD469GOY
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NNM6DHX4WD7ODNE1RD469GOY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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