• Short Summary

    After the international canoeing competition for the European Cup last Thursday and Friday (24 and 25 June) many competitors were out again on Sunday (27 June) for another gruelling event at Tacen on the River Sava - the Yugoslav championship.

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    After the international canoeing competition for the European Cup last Thursday and Friday (24 and 25 June) many competitors were out again on Sunday (27 June) for another gruelling event at Tacen on the River Sava - the Yugoslav championship.

    SYNOPSIS: More than 100 competitors from five European countries, Canada and the United States took part in the competition which had been planned as the reserve event for the European Cup races if they had to be cancelled. The cascades and rapids on the Tacen course were particularly difficult to negotiate, and rescue teams were kept busy with many accidents throughout the event. Yugoslavia's Slobodan Toscia was one of the competitors who got through the course the right way up....even if he didn't stay dry.

    Number 43, Norbert Sattler of Austria, shows the form which took him to win the International Class of the contest. The competition wasn't confined to men-Elizabeth Kaer of Czechoslovakia showed that women too can battle the rapids.

    Not everyone came through the course unscathed, and there was a black moment when Claire Costa of Czechoslovakia capsized her craft. Divers took to the water to rescue her, and it was later found she had broken her back in the accident.

    The winner of the women's event was numberw70, Jean Campbell of the United States.

    Second was Claudia Kerckoff of Canada.

    In the team event for doubles, Steindl and Mullmeritsch of Austria took first place after an exciting display of co-ordination and team-work through the 650-metre course.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1K84PKMIRMTZC165NWR4NZMH
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1K84PKMIRMTZC165NWR4NZMH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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