• Short Summary

    DENMARK ON MONDAY WAS AWARDED THE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL IN THE 4,000 METRES CYCLING PURSUIT AFTER THE DISQUALIFICATION OF WEST GERMANY FOR AN INFRINGEMENT OF THE OLYMPIC RULES.

  • Description

    DENMARK ON MONDAY WAS AWARDED THE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL IN THE 4,000 METRES CYCLING PURSUIT AFTER THE DISQUALIFICATION OF WEST GERMANY FOR AN INFRINGEMENT OF THE OLYMPIC RULES.

    THE WEST GERMAN'S WERE REFUSED THE GOLD MEDAL WHEN JUDGES CLAIMED THAT ONE OF THE PURSUIT TEAM HAD BEEN GIVEN A HELPING PUSH. AN APPEAL AGAINST THE DECISION WAS REJECTED.

    FRANCE TOOK THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE TANDEM EVENT.

    WEST GERMANY WERE DEFENDING THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE IN THE EVENT, AND FINISHED THREE AND A HALF SECONDS AHEAD OF THE DANISH TEAM. THE GERMAN TEAM'S TROUBLE CAME AT THE START OF THE FINAL LAP WHEN HENRICHS BEGAN TO DROP BACK. ANOTHER TEAM MEMBER, KISSNER, PUSHED HIM TO HELP REJOIN THE OTHER RIDERS.

    THE JUDGES FELT THIS COULD HAVE AFFECTED THE RESULT. IN PURSUIT RACING THE TIMES OF THE FIRST THREE RIDERS IS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

    NO SILVER MEDAL WAS AWARDED IN THE EVENT. THE BRONZE MEDAL WENT TO ITALY.

    WEST GERMANY'S TIME WAS FOUR MINUTES 18.94 AND DENMARK'S FOUR MINUTES 22.44 SECONDS.

    IN THE TANDEM SPRINT FRANCE GAINED ANOTHER GOLD MEDAL WHEN TRENTIN AND MORELON DEFEATED THE DUTCH PAIR JANSEN AND LOEVESIJN IN TWO STRAIGHT MATCHES. THE FRENCH PAIR HAVE NOW WON TWO GOLD MEDALS EACH FROM TRACK EVENTS AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES - MORELON IN THE SPRINT AND TRENTIN IN THE KILOMETRE TIME TRIAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADHHT9JD3OZWDH7MHINBIVSDDR
    Media URN:
    VLVADHHT9JD3OZWDH7MHINBIVSDDR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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