• Short Summary

    The Soviet Union and Japan dominated the gymnastic events decided on October 19 at the "Little Olympics" in Mexico City.

  • Description

    The Soviet Union and Japan dominated the gymnastic events decided on October 19 at the "Little Olympics" in Mexico City.

    But Mirolsav Cerar of Yugoslavia blocked these two countries with a fine win in the men's pommelled horse event. He scored a total of 19,400 points to beat S. Diamidov of the Soviet Union and T. Kato of Japan. However the Japanese competitors were supreme in the men's events. Nakayama scored near perfect points to win the men's rings title. He also won the floor, parallel bar and horizontal bar gold medals. The long horse event also went to Japan.

    However, the Russian girls were far too good in their events. Natacha Kutchinskaya of Leningrad - three times world champion - scooped up three of the four gold medals awarded for the women's individual apparatus finals. Showing exquisite rhythm and balance she won the floor exercises, the long horse and the beam.

    In the floor exercises, the Soviet Union took first, third, fifth and sixth places. Czechoslovakia was second and fourth. Zinaida Voronina of the Soviet Union (shown here) was fifth with 19.208 points. Maria Krajcirova (shown here) of Czechoslovakia was second with 19.408 points.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8Q4BT9370CUQ3IEKS66L3KTXG
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Q4BT9370CUQ3IEKS66L3KTXG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment