• Short Summary

    THE FIRST OF FOUR EVENTS IN THE 10TH AUSTRIAN-GERMAN SKI JUMPING TOURNAMENT BROUGHT 65 COMPETITORS FROM 12 COUNTRIES AND SOME 10,000 SPECTATORS TO SCHATTENBERG SCHANZE AT OBERSTDORF,DEC 28.

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    THE FIRST OF FOUR EVENTS IN THE 10TH AUSTRIAN-GERMAN SKI JUMPING TOURNAMENT BROUGHT 65 COMPETITORS FROM 12 COUNTRIES AND SOME 10,000 SPECTATORS TO SCHATTENBERG SCHANZE AT OBERSTDORF,DEC 28.

    WINTER WEATHER, SPENDING ITS FORCE IN THE NORTHERN EUROPEAN PLAIN AND THE BRITISH ISLES, WAS DISAPPOINTING AT THE ALPINE WINTERSPORTS RESORT OF OBERSTDORF. SOME 120 TRUCKLOADS OF SNOW FROM MOUNTAINSIDE PASTURES AND ICE FROM AN INDOOR SKATING RINK HAD TO BE BROUGHT UP TO MAKE THE JUMP FIT FOR THE COMPETITION. PART OF THE RUN-UP REMAINED CLOSED, KEEPING JUMPING DISTANCES WELL BELOW THE OBERSTDORF RECORD OF 82 METRES.

    UNDISPUTED WINNER WAS EINO KIROONEN (NO 65) OF FINLAND - SEVEN TIME COMPETITOR IN THE TOURNAMENT, AND PLACED SECOND THREE YEARS AGO. - HE SCORED 226 POINTS WITH JUMPS OF 73.5 AND 73 METRES EXECUTED WITH PERFECT POSTURE. WELL BEHIND, WITH 219.5 POINTS WAS BOZO JEMO (NO 54) OF YUGOSLAVIA, ALTHOUGH HIS BEST JUMP TOOK HIM TO THE 74-METRE MARK. ODDVAR SAGA (NO 53) OF NORWAY CLOSELY FOLLOWED HIM WITH 219 POINTS, BUT WITH HIS BEST DISTANCE AT ONLY 72.5 METRES.

    FINLAND AND SWEDEN TOOK FOURTH AND FIFTH PLACES, THE BEST RUSSIAN COMING SIXTH. HE WAS KOBA ZAKADSE (NO 30). HALF DOWN THE SCALE WERE WOLFGANG HAPPLE (NO 56) OF WEST GERMANY AND KJELL SJOEBERG (NO 57) OF SWEDEN, WHO SHARED SEVENTH PLACE. THEN RUSSIA AGAIN, WITH NIKOLAI SHAMOV (NO 61). OTHER COMPETITORS SEEN ON FILM WERE NOT AMONG THE FIRST 25.

    FURTHER EVENTS IN THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD AT INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA, DEC 30; AT GARMISCH, GERMANY, JAN 1; AND THE FINAL AT BISCHOFSHOFEN, AUSTRIA, JAN 6. COMPETITORS FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND EAST GERMANY ARE TO PARTICIPATE ONLY IN THE TWO AUSTRIAN EVENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABVYCLUZ55YZPL9Q24IUMK4JEF
    Media URN:
    VLVABVYCLUZ55YZPL9Q24IUMK4JEF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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