• Short Summary

    Gymnastics - and at the World Championship at Strasbourg in France, the final day saw some beautiful performances and a surprise gold to one of the American contestants.

  • Description

    1.
    GV INTERIOR. Gymnasts march around arena in Strasbourg
    0.06

    2.
    GV Nelli Kim of the Soviet Union performs on horse
    0.18

    3.
    GV Marcia Frederick of United States gives winning performance on asymmetric bars
    0.56

    4.
    MV Nadia Comaneci of Romania performs on beam
    1.57



    Initials KB/2000


    SPORT: GYMNASTIC

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Gymnastics - and at the World Championship at Strasbourg in France, the final day saw some beautiful performances and a surprise gold to one of the American contestants.

    SYNOPSIS: There were 38 medals to be won at the Championships which were dominated by the Soviet Union. Nelli Kim of the Soviet Union won the gold medal for the vault.

    The United States had a surprise win with Marcia Frederick's performance on the asymmetric bars.

    It was the first gold medal to be won by the United States in the Women's section.

    Romania's main hope Nadia Comaneci won a gold medal for her work on the beam. The Championships were a closely fought battle between the Soviet Union and Romania their old rivals.

    It was a different Comaneci to the stripling of two years ago who won three individual titles at the Montreal Olympics. However good this performance was, she failed to dis-lodge the Soviet girls from the first three positions.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9GG47GT9XJ8JGXVL5IGYCCI60
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GG47GT9XJ8JGXVL5IGYCCI60
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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