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    TWENTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD MISS SYLVIE HULSEMANN, OF LUXEMBOURG, TODAY (SUNDAY) WON THE WOMEN'S OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE THIRD DAY OF THE EUROPEAN WATER-SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BEDFONT, NEAR LONDON.

  • Description

    TWENTY-THREE-YEAR-OLD MISS SYLVIE HULSEMANN, OF LUXEMBOURG, TODAY (SUNDAY) WON THE WOMEN'S OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE THIRD DAY OF THE EUROPEAN WATER-SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BEDFONT, NEAR LONDON. MISS HULSEMANN, THE 1961 WORLD CHAMPION, LAST HELD THE EUROPEAN CROWN TWO YEARS AGO.

    THE FIRST ROUND OF THE MEN'S JUMPS, ALSO HELD TODAY, WAS WON BY KARL BENZINGER, OF WEST GERMANY, WITH 128 FEET 5 INCHES (39.014 METRES).

    SECOND IN THE MEN'S JUMP WAS PIERRE CLERC, OF SWITZERLAND, WITH 126 FEET THREE-AND-THREE-QUARTER INCHES, (38.40 METRES) AND THIRD CHRISTIAN RAISIN, OF FRANCE, WITH 123 FEET ONE-HALF-INCH (37.49 METRES).

    FRANCE, THE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS, RETAINED THEIR LEAD IN THE TEAM COMPETITION, WITH 7,960-POINT-FIVE POINTS, AHEAD OF ITALY, BRITAIN, SWITZERLAND, WEST GERMANY AND AUSTRIA.

    AMONG THE COMPETITORS WERE THE CZECHOSLOVAK ENTRIES FRANK STEHNO AND ZDENEK HOVORKA, WHO IT HAD EARLIER BEEN FEARED, WOULD BE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    MISS HULSEMANN, WHO ALSO WON THE WOMEN'S SLALOM EVENT WITH A COMBINED TWO-ROUND TOTAL OF 25-AND-A-HALF BUOYS, WON HERE OVERALL TITLE BY THE WIDE MARGIN OF 586 POINT-FOUR POINTS, FROM ELAINE BORTER, OF SWITZERLAND, WITH MISS GITTI BOSS, OF AUSTRIA, THIRD.

    BRITAIN'S REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION, THE 22-YEAR-OLD MISS JEANETTE STEWART-WOOD, LOST HER CHANCE OF RETAINING THE SLALOM TITLE WHEN SHE CLIPPED A BUOY AT THE START OF THE FINAL ROUND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAND8ZNTFX7OXAHY8MHS7MRBZ
    Media URN:
    VLVADAND8ZNTFX7OXAHY8MHS7MRBZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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