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    East German canoeists dominated many of the events in the last day of the three day World Canoe Championships in the picturesque Muota Valley in Switzerland on Saturday (June 23rd).

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    East German canoeists dominated many of the events in the last day of the three day World Canoe Championships in the picturesque Muota Valley in Switzerland on Saturday (June 23rd).
    Once again conditions were difficult. Rain fell throughout and the "wild water" looked wilder than ever.
    Reinhard Eiben of East Germany won the men's single slalom Karel Tresnak of Czechoslovakia was second and Udo Muller of East Germany was third.
    The East German trio also won the team event for single keyaks, with Poland second and France third.
    Eighteen nations competed in the championships.
    In the slalom events the competitors had to complete the course in the shortest possible time but also with the fewest penalty points.
    The championships are held every two years.
    Clouds were sitting on the Swiss mountains and the rain poured down all day when the three day World Canoe Championships were completed at the Muota Valley on Saturday.
    The wild water looked angrier than ever and competitors found conditions difficult.
    This is Michel Baudry of France.
    In slalom racing the canoeists not only have to complete the course in the shortest possible time -- they must do it with the least penalty points.
    Udo Muller of East Germany had a fine run.
    It was good enough to give him third place.
    Kerei Tresnak of Czechoslovakia did slightly better than Muller to become runner up to the world champion.
    The winning performance came from Reinhard Eiben of East Germany.
    East German canoeists dominated several events. An East German trio also won the team event for single kayaks. Since the slalom championships were first held in Geneva in 1949 the East Germans have own many times.
    Spectators watched from the muddy river banks in the torrential rain.
    Eighteen nations including the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and most European countries were represented in the world championships which are held every two years.
    Not all competitors survived the test of the river and the weather conditions. This American crew in the doubles didn't make it.
    But frogmen were standing by to rescue anyone who needed help. A rough passage for yet another pair on the Muota River.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ALJXX7PA506EQT0GEQCUG4Y7
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ALJXX7PA506EQT0GEQCUG4Y7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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