• Short Summary

    ITALY TOOK A DECISIVE LEAD YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AT THE HALF-WAY STAGE IN THE TWO-DAY WORLD FOUR-MAN BOBSLEIGH CHAMPIONSHIPS AT IGLS, IN AUSTRIA.

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    ITALY TOOK A DECISIVE LEAD YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AT THE HALF-WAY STAGE IN THE TWO-DAY WORLD FOUR-MAN BOBSLEIGH CHAMPIONSHIPS AT IGLS, IN AUSTRIA. THE ITALIAN CREW, PILOTED BY SERGIO SARDINI, SET A RECORD ON THE NEW OLYMPIC COURSE WITH THEIR SECOND RUN IN A TIME OF 64.07 SECONDS. THIS FINE RUN PUT THEM, ON AN AGGREGATE OF 2:09.39 INTO THE LEAD.

    AT THE END OF THE FIRST DAY, CLOSELY BEHIND AFTER TWO RUNS WERE THE ITALIAN NO. 2 TEAM, PILOTED BY ANGELO FRIGERIO; THEIR AGGREGATE WAS 2:09.52. THIRD PLACE, AFTER THE TWO RUNS, WENT TO BRITAIN'S NO. 1 CREW PILOTED BY ANTHONY NASH WITH 2:09.91.

    SIXTEEN TEAMS REPRESENTING NINE NATIONS WERE COMPETING ON COURSE WHICH HAS BEEN RECONSTRUCTED FOR THE 1964 WINTER OLYMPICS. FAST TIMES WERE EXPECTED BY THE 5,000 SPECTATORS WHO GATHERED AT THE PICTURESQUE RESORT. FINE, CLEAR WEATHER AND A CONSTANT TEMPERATURE OF AROUND -4 DEGREES C. MEANT THAT THE COURSE WAS IN A PERFECT STATE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    THE ITALIAN NO. 1 AND NO. 2 TEAMS TODAY (SUNDAY) HELD ON TO THE LEAD THEY ESTABLISHED YESTERDAY TO TAKE THE FIRST TWO PLACES IN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS. THE ITALIAN NO. 1 HAS AN AGGREGATE FOR THE FOUR RUNS OF 4:19.34. THIRD IN THE COMPETITION WERE AUSTRIA NO. 1 AND FOURTH BRITAIN NO. 1.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEMVLPSJPCOESDVYIBAJ8IRDP2
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMVLPSJPCOESDVYIBAJ8IRDP2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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