• Short Summary

    THE PRE-WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LJUBLJANA, WERE CANCELLED ON OCTOBER 16TH - ONE DAY BEFORE THEY WERE DUE TO BEGIN.

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    THE PRE-WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN LJUBLJANA, WERE CANCELLED ON OCTOBER 16TH - ONE DAY BEFORE THEY WERE DUE TO BEGIN.

    THE DECISION TO CANCEL THE EVENT WAS TAKEN WHEN FIVE NATIONAL TEAMS - INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES AND WEST GERMANY - WITHDREW AFTER THE ORGANISERS BARRED A SOUTH AFRICAN TEAM.

    A STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE YUGOSLAV PHYSICAL CULTURE FEDERATION, SAID THAT YUGOSLAV SPORTING ORGANISATIONS WERE DETERMINED TO PREVENT INDIVIDUAL SPORTSMEN, AND SPORTING ORGANISATIONS WHERE RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IS PRACTISED, FROM COMPETING IN OFFICIAL EVENTS.

    IN SPITE OF THE CANCELLATION AND WITHDRAWALS, HOWEVER, THE COMPETITION WENT AHEAD-THOUGH IT NO LONGER COUNTS TOWARDS THE 1970 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

    IN THE MEN'S EVENTS, YUGOSLAVIA'S OWN STAR - MICRO CERAR - SHOWED THE SKILL WHICH HAS KEPT HIM AMONG THE LEADING GYMNASTS FOR TEN YEARS. BUT THERE WAS STRONG COMPETITION FROM THE JAPANESE TEAM. EIZO KENMOTSU AND SHIGERU KASAMATSU PERFORMED PARTICULARLY WELL.

    CERAR TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THE POMMELS, WITH AN EAST GERMAN, BREHME, IN SECOND PLACE, AND KASAMATSU THIRD.

    KASAMATSU TOOK SECOND POSITION, WITH HIS TEAM MATE KENMOTSU FIRST, AND CERAR THIRD, IN THE FLOOR EVENT. THE SAME THREE TOOK TOP PLACES IN THE HIGH BARS - KENMOTSU FIRST AND KASAMATSU THIRD, AND EACH WAS PLACED IN THE FIRST THREE FOR ANOTHER EVENT.

    EASTERN EUROPE DOMINATED THE WOMEN'S EVENTS. THE YOUNG BUT EXPERIENCED EAST GERMAN MARIANNE NOACK WON THE VAULTING, FOLLOWED BY CZECHOSLOVAKIA'S MARIA KRAJCIROVA, WHO CAME FIRST IN THE BEAM EVENT AND THE BARS, AND TOOK THIRD PLACE IN THE FLOOR GYMNASTICS. TAMARA LAZAKOVIC OF THE SOVIET UNION WAS TWICE NARROWLY BEATEN INTO SECOND PLACE ON BARS AND FLOOR, AND TOOK THIRD POSITION IN THE BEAM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF3L1T5DVAPXSDEXJF3HEXL92S
    Media URN:
    VLVAF3L1T5DVAPXSDEXJF3HEXL92S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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