Switzerland's Marie-Therese Nadig pulled off the surprise of the day on Saturday (5 February) when she won the Gold Medal in the Women's Downhill event at Mt.
WS PAN cable car to Mount Eniwa downhill course
CU Starting light
MS Miss Nadig of Switzerland starts
WS & MS Miss Nadig down curse, across line (22)
CU Miss Nadig surrounded by excited officials
CU Annemarie Proell starts and down
MS Miss Proell finishes
Ms Miss Proell onto dais, greets Miss Nadig and Miss Corrock (on left)
CU Spectators PULL TO WS Makomanai outdoor rink
MS Erhard Keller awaits start
MS & WS Start of 500m race - Keller on left
WS Skaters finish
Scoreboard: Keller's time 39.44 (an Olympic record)
WS ZOOM IN medal winners on dais
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SPORT: ICE SKATING
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Background: Switzerland's Marie-Therese Nadig pulled off the surprise of the day on Saturday (5 February) when she won the Gold Medal in the Women's Downhill event at Mt. Eniwa, near Sapporo on the third day of the Winter Olympics. The 17-year-old Miss Nadig swept down the 15-gate course in one minute 36.68 seconds -- ahead of Austria's Annemarie Proell, the current World Cup Alpine Champion and the favourite. Miss Proell finished with the Silver Medal.
Another highlight of the day was the Men's 500-metre speed skating race at the Makomanai outdoor speed skating rink. West Germany's Erhard Keller won the Gold Medal -- and set a new Olympic record with a time of 39.44 seconds.
This film is pool coverage shot by the Japanese television company NHK -- and Visnews is the only newsfilm agency with access to the Sapporo newsfilm pool.