• Short Summary

    THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH SAW SEVERAL BOUTS OF WRESTLING IN THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN LONDON ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH SAW SEVERAL BOUTS OF WRESTLING IN THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN LONDON ON WEDNESDAY. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME,CLAIM ENTHUSIASTS, THAT THE SPORT HAS BEEN WATCH BY BRITISH ROYALTY SINCE THE DAYS OF KING HENRY VIII IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY.

    THE PROCEEDS OF THE EVENING WERE DONATED TO THE DUKE'S AWARD SCHEME FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO SHOW INITIATIVE. GBP10,000 WAS RAISED.

    FOURTEEN WRESTLERS, THEIR WEIGHTS RANGING FROM II STONE TO NEARLY 18 STONE (69 KILOS TO 114 KILOS), PERFORMED DURING THE EVENING.

    THE MAIN EVENT OF THE NIGHT WAS BETWEEN TIBOR SZAKACS OF HUNGARY AND JOHN DE SILVA OF NEW ZEALAND. THE BOUT, OF EIGHT ROUNDS OF FIVE MINUTES EACH, WAS WON BY THE HUNGARIAN THE DUKE PRESENTED THE TROPHY TO THE WINNER OF THIS CONTEST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAARQ3PDOHLC76K50WF6DFEPYXF
    Media URN:
    VLVAARQ3PDOHLC76K50WF6DFEPYXF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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