• Short Summary

    "Fierljeppen" -- the sport of pole-vaulting across canals -- is taken very seriously in Holland.?

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    GV Crowd
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    MV Competitor on to pole into water
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    SLV Competitor clearing water
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    MV Crowd applaud.
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    MV No 58- the winner clears water
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    MV Judges measure distance
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    GV Crowd
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    MV Man clears water
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    SV Judges
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    MV/SLV Two competitors falling in water-two shots
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    SLV Woman competitor clears water
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    12.
    SV Jumps measured
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    13.
    MV Winners receiving garland.
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    Initials PAF/DW/SGM PAF/DW/CO


    SPORT: POLE VAULTING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: "Fierljeppen" -- the sport of pole-vaulting across canals -- is taken very seriously in Holland. On Saturday(August 15) the vaulters met at Winsum, in Friesland for the pole-jumping Championships.

    Pole-jumping across canals is a very old sport in Friesland going back in history for centuries. It origin in thought to relate to its use, many years ago, for the crossing of the many canals in Friesland in the search for birds' eggs.

    But today it is a serious sport. In the senior class the competitors -- men and women-- jump across a canal, about 14 metres (46 feet) wide. The distance they land away from the canal edge is then measured -- and the person succeeding in jumping the farthest is the winner.

    The method used to achieve the maximum leap is to climb up the pole while in the air. But if not done swiftly and accurately it can result in the pole not even reaching the vertical If this happens then the jumper finds himself enjoying the waters of the canal.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA429C9DZ8XFHWVDY5LISK4QDDH
    Media URN:
    VLVA429C9DZ8XFHWVDY5LISK4QDDH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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