• Short Summary

    FRENCH GIRLS CRUSHED TOUGH INTERNATIONAL OPPOSITION TO TAKE THE FIRST FOUR PLACES IN THE WORLD SKIING CUP DOWNHILL RACE WHICH ENDED IN BADGASTEIN ON THURSDAY (15 JANUARY).

  • Description

    FRENCH GIRLS CRUSHED TOUGH INTERNATIONAL OPPOSITION TO TAKE THE FIRST FOUR PLACES IN THE WORLD SKIING CUP DOWNHILL RACE WHICH ENDED IN BADGASTEIN ON THURSDAY (15 JANUARY). THEIR SUCCESSES PUSHED THE FRENCH LEAD IN THE WORLD CUP TABLE TO A MASSIVE 295 POINTS.

    ISABELLE MIR, FLORENCE STEURER, MICHELLE JACOT AND FRANCOISE MACCHI OUTCLASSED MORE THAN 90 COMPETITORS FROM 17 COUNTRIES TO TAKE 75 OF THE 95 WORLD CUP POINTS FROM THURSDAY'S EVENT.

    ACCORDING TO UNOFFICIAL RESULTS, MISS MIR CLOCKED ONE MINUTE, 44.02 SECONDS TO BEAT MISS STEURER BY 1,76 SECONDS. MISS JACOT WAS THIRDS WITH 1:46.07, FOLLOWED BY MISS MACCHI WHO WENT THE LENGTH OF THE RUN IN ONE MINUTE, 46.18 SECONDS.

    AUSTRIAN OLYMPIC DOWNHILL CHAMPION OLGA PALL WAS FIFTH AND HER YOUNG TEAM-MATE INGRID CFOELLNER SIXTH.

    CANADIAN BETSY CLIFFORD CAME SEVENTH WITH A TIME OF 1 MINUTE, 47.48.

    ALTHOUGH THE COURSE WAS FAIRLY STRAIGHT-FORWARD, THE FINISH PROVED DIFFICULT FOR THE SKIIERS, SOME OF WHOM CRASHED AFTER CROSSING THE FINISH LINE.

    AFTER TEN EVENTS, THE FRENCH TEAM LED THE TABLE ON THURSDAY WITH 511 POINTS, AHEAD OF THE UNITED STATES WITH 216 POINTS AN AUSTRIA, WHO HAD 120.

    THURSDAY'S VICTORY WAS MISS MIR'S SECOND DOWNHILL WIN IN TWO RACES THIS SEASON. EARLIER, SHE TOOK THE GRINDELWALD DOWNHILL AS THE FRENCH SCORED A 1-2-3 SWEEP. MISS MIR WAS THE OLYMPIC DOWNHILL SILVER-MEDAL WINNER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE05EZ5VRIMXX940P8IYYGLEYS
    Media URN:
    VLVAE05EZ5VRIMXX940P8IYYGLEYS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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