• Short Summary

    SWISS SKIERS HAVE MAINTAINED THEIR DOMINANCE IN THE MEN'S EVENTS AT THE TENTH CRITERIUM OF THE FIRST SNOW AT VAL D'ISERE IN FRANCE.

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    SWISS SKIERS HAVE MAINTAINED THEIR DOMINANCE IN THE MEN'S EVENTS AT THE TENTH CRITERIUM OF THE FIRST SNOW AT VAL D'ISERE IN FRANCE. IN THE HIGHLY RATED HENRI OREILLER CUP, FOR THE DOWNHILL RACE, JOS MINSCH, THE SWISS CHAMPION, DEFEATED MUCH FAVOURED FRENCH SKIERS OVER THE TWO-AND-A-QUARTER MILES COURSE (3 KMS 650 METRES).

    A TOP CLASS FIELD OF 67 COMPETITORS LINED UP FOR THE START, BUT SEVEN OF THEM HAD TO ABANDON THE RACE. ONE OF THE BRITISH TEAM, DAVID BORRADALE, 19, BROKE HIS LEG AS HE TOOK A HEAVY FALL IN THE WOODS ON BELVARDE MOUNTAIN.

    THE SKIERS REPRESENTED MOST EUROPEAN NATIONS, WITH THE STRONGEST CONTINGENTS DRAWN FROM FRANCE, SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY.

    THE WINNING TIES BY JOS MINSCH WAS 2 MINUTES 15 POINT 97 SECONDS; SECOND WAS THE FRENCH FAVOURITE JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY IN A TIME OF 2 MINUTES 16 POINT 35 SECONDS WHILE ANOTHER FRENCHMAN, GUY PERILLAT, TOOK THIRD PLACE WITH A TIME OF 2 MINUTES 16 POINT 92 SECONDS.

    (ONLY THE TWO OF THE OTHER COMPETITORS SHOWN ON FILM WERE PLACED. MANNINEN OF FINLAND CAME EIGHTH IN 2 MINUTES 19 POINT 1 SECONDS; AND LEITNER, OF GERMANY, WAS NINTH IN 2 MINUTES 20 POINT 59 SECONDS.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAELLIDN2XFC1KCKXHZF1PSMPXC
    Media URN:
    VLVAELLIDN2XFC1KCKXHZF1PSMPXC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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