• Short Summary

    THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL GYMNAESTRADA ENDED IN VIENNA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WITH SOLO AND MASS DISPLAYS BY GYMNASTS FROM AMONG 28 NATIONS WHO TOOK PART IN THE FIVE DAY FESTIVAL.

  • Description

    THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL GYMNAESTRADA ENDED IN VIENNA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WITH SOLO AND MASS DISPLAYS BY GYMNASTS FROM AMONG 28 NATIONS WHO TOOK PART IN THE FIVE DAY FESTIVAL. THE GYMNAESTRADA IS NOT A COMPETITION, BUT A DEMONSTRATION OF THE STANDARDS OF PHYSICAL TRAINING BY MEMBER NATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTIC ASSOCIATION.

    DURING THE WEEK, THE VISITING CONTINGENTS GAVE DISPLAYS AT FIVE VENUES IN THE CITY. THERE WERE ALSO DISCUSSIONS AND LECTURES ON THE LATEST TECHNIQUES IN THE TEACHING OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATIONS.

    SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE CROWDED THE VIENNA STADIUM FOR THE CLOSING CEREMONY WHICH BEGAN WITH A DISPLAY BY SWISS MEN AND WOMEN - FIRST WITH THE HORSE AND LATER WITH RINGS IN A SYNCOPATED EXERCISED. FOLLOWING THEM WERE A WEST GERMAN MALE TEAM IN ANOTHER RHYTHMIC EXERCISE WITH MEDICINE BALLS.

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEMONSTRATION WERE DISPLAYS ON THE VAULTING HORSE BY THE FORMER OLYMPIC CHAMPION, BORIS SHAKALIN, OF RUSSIA; TUMBLING BY TITOV, OF RUSSIA; AND BY ENDO, OF JAPAN, ON THE PARALLEL BARS.

    THEN THE FIELD CLEARED FOR THE FINAL PARADE IN WHICH THE VARIOUS TEAMS LINED UP BEHIND THEIR NATIONAL FLAGS TO AWAIT THE RECALL TO THE NEXT GYMNAESTRADA IN FOUR YEARS TIME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEP7TJAPMYMLMDB77GH5P84NF1
    Media URN:
    VLVAEP7TJAPMYMLMDB77GH5P84NF1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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