• Short Summary

    The United States national skiing championships, held at Brattleboro, Vermont on Sunday (23 February), confirmed that the United States is still a long way from challenging European supremacy in the sport.

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    The United States national skiing championships, held at Brattleboro, Vermont on Sunday (23 February), confirmed that the United States is still a long way from challenging European supremacy in the sport.

    Poor skiing conditions -- rain and mild temperatures -- caused problems for spectators using the water-logged car-park as well as competitors on the jump slope.

    But the eighty-eight skiers who entered were not easily deterred -- and the Keenness of the competition befitted the occasion.

    The eventual jump winner was Martin from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who scored 210 points to beat J.Rand of Lake Placid, New York, and home-town favourite, Bernie Wells.

    But not even Martin's performance is expected to lift him beyond fifteenth place in the World Championships in Oslo, Norway, next month.

    As yet, skiing in the United States lacks a broad support base and intensive training programmes for the young - two goals which have to be reached before international gold medals can be won.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEG7M0M0V9E6ZXNG6F1QSLUGSC
    Media URN:
    VLVAEG7M0M0V9E6ZXNG6F1QSLUGSC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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