• Short Summary

    VISNEWS cameras filmed competitors for the two-man Bobsleigh World Championships at St Moritz, Switzerland, Feb 8, as they flashed at speeds up to 56.7 m.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN OF contestants at start.
    4 ft

    2.
    SV Polishing sled.
    3 ft

    3.
    GV Pan over to starting point.
    3 ft

    4.
    LV Towards pan to back view..Nash-Cooper-England away.
    5 ft

    5.
    SV Pan Starting-Zeller-Leu-Switzerland.
    5 ft

    6.
    SV Crowd.
    1 ft

    7.
    SV Towards. Monti Alvera-Italy, winners-turning at bend.
    2 ft

    8.
    LV Towards a start...Zardini-Alberti
    4 ft

    9.
    SV Towards..Zardini-Alberti--Italy, 2nd, turning at corner.
    1 ft

    10.
    SV Tyler-Butler-U.S.A. who came 3rd, finishing run.
    4 ft

    11.
    Pan of U.S. team at bend, Benham-Pandolph.
    3 ft

    12.
    LV Towards..pan to back view..Rosch-Bauer-Germany.
    3 ft

    13.
    SV Radio reporter.
    2 ft

    14.
    GV Unloading bob sleight.
    3 ft



    Initials TDH/JH/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: VISNEWS cameras filmed competitors for the two-man Bobsleigh World Championships at St Moritz, Switzerland, Feb 8, as they flashed at speeds up to 56.7 m.p.h. round hairpin bends and piled backings.

    Italy's No. 1 Boblet, crowed by Eugenio Monti and Renzo Alvera, fought a close duel with their compatriots Sergio Zardini and Luciano Alberti in Italy 2. Only on the last of the four runs did they overtake No. 22. to retain the World Championship with a time of 1 minute 23.86 secs. An average time of 44.8 m.p.h. over the one mile course.

    In third place was the American No. 1 crew of Arthur Tyler and Lieut.Tom Butler. Best British performance was recorded by H.Taylor and R.Dixon in Britain's No.2 who finished joint seventh with Austria's No. 2. crew.

    Seventeen teams from eleven nations competed in this years event.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3WIBT1CEEHMAS1RC25LS0HT0E
    Media URN:
    VLVA3WIBT1CEEHMAS1RC25LS0HT0E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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