• Short Summary

    West Germany won first and second place in the World Two-Man Bobsleigh Championship at St.?

  • Description

    1.
    GV German Team (BRD 2) Start Sleigh run (4) (TIME: 1:17:64)
    0.48

    2.
    GV Canadian team shoot over top of embankment and crash; drivers thrown from sleigh
    1.12

    3.
    GV Germany team (BRD 1) begin run and finish course (TIME: 1:17:38)
    1.54



    Initials SC/2117 SC/2136


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    Background: West Germany won first and second place in the World Two-Man Bobsleigh Championship at St. Moritz in Switzerland on Sunday (January 20).

    Wolfgang Zimmerer and Peter Utzechneider -- the West German Number One team -- won the championship for the third successive year.

    They clocked an average time of 5 minutes 10.25 seconds in four runs down the 1,620 metre (just over one mile) track. In the third run, they clocked the fastest time of the season -- 1 minute 16.7 seconds.

    The West German Number Two team -- George Heibel and Fritz Ohlwaerter -- came in second with a time of 5 minutes 12.6 seconds.

    Third was the Swiss team -- Fritz Luedi and Karl Haesali, with a time of 5 minutes 13.69 seconds.

    The Canadians Hans Gehrig and Christopher Hicks crashed over the track embankment on their lat run and finished eighteenth.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9HPZLCOZR7Y84XSNCKQ8YLBN
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9HPZLCOZR7Y84XSNCKQ8YLBN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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