• Short Summary

    On February 1, the brazilian basketball team was playing the world championships last game, against Chile's team, after having beaten all other competitors, including the favourite US team.

  • Description

    On February 1, the brazilian basketball team was playing the world championships last game, against Chile's team, after having beaten all other competitors, including the favourite US team.

    Final score of this last game: Brazil 73 x Chile 49. Brazil was proclaimed world champion.

    The games were played at Santiago, Chile, and the final classification is:
    World Champion : Brazil
    Second placed : USA
    Then : Chile, Puerto Rico, China (Nationalist), URSS, Bulgaria, Philippines, Uruguay, Argentina, RAU(United Arab Republics), Canada and Mexico.

    Popular reactions in Brazil were quite cheerful, especially after Brazil having been world champion in soccer last year, and after Maria Esther Bueno making a name for Brazil in international tennis, also after LUIZ IGNACIO making the medium heavy weight championship for South america, and Ed???r Joffre being light weight champion.

    As it seems, Brazil is getting ahead in international sports. Brazilians liking sports in general very much, this is certainly something for them to be happy about.

    The world champion basketball team, as well as the rest of the brazilian delegation, were received by the cheerful public, at Sao Paulo's international airport, coming from Santiago, via Buenos Aires.

    This story was shot on Eastman Tri-X stock, under poor and fair light condition

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA99Q1A3D59XGX6UD09N814HJJB
    Media URN:
    VLVA99Q1A3D59XGX6UD09N814HJJB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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