• Short Summary

    THE SKIES ABOVE THE WINTER SPORTS STATION LES MENUIRES, IN THE FRENCH ALPS, BLOSSOMED AT HE WEEKEND AS 33 COMPETITORS WITH MULTICOLORED PARACHUTES TOOK PART IN THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL PARA-SKI CUP.

  • Description

    THE SKIES ABOVE THE WINTER SPORTS STATION LES MENUIRES, IN THE FRENCH ALPS, BLOSSOMED AT HE WEEKEND AS 33 COMPETITORS WITH MULTICOLORED PARACHUTES TOOK PART IN THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL PARA-SKI CUP. SUNDAY (28 MARCH) WAS THE LAST OF SIX DAYS OF COMPETITIONS.

    THE RELATIVELY NEW SPORT OF PARA-SKI INVOLVES TWO QUITE SEPARATE COMPETITIONS -- PARACHUTING AND SKIING. OUR FILM SHOWS THE MORE SPECTACULAR ELEMENT, WITH PARACHUTISTS FREE-FALLING THROUGH THE CLEAR ALPINE AIR AND LANDING WITH PINPOINT ACCURACY IN THE TARGET AREA, SET AMONG THE MODERN APARTMENT BLOCKS OF THE WINTER SPORTS STATION.

    FIVE COUNTRIES EACH ENTERED TWO TEAMS OF THREE, PLUS ONE TEAM FROM THE FRENCH ARMY. THE SWISS COMPETITOR HONEGGER LED THE INDIVIDUAL CLASSIFICATION. THE AUSTRIAN NO. I TEAM LED THE JUMPING, BUT WERE OVERTAKEN BY THE SWISS NO.2 TEAM WHEN THE SKIING POINTS WERE ADDED IN. THE FRENCH ARMY DID NOT COMPETE FOR THE CUP, BUT IN FACT GAINED HIGHEST TEAM POINTS IN BOTH PARTS OF THE COMPETITION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABUWKOKWY5A55A4UVM5R2R8KP
    Media URN:
    VLVABUWKOKWY5A55A4UVM5R2R8KP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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