• Short Summary

    East-Germany's Olympic Gold medallist, Helmut Recknagel, created a new course record of 127 metres to win the ten-nation ski-jumping competition at Planica, Yugoslavia, March 26-27.

  • Description

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    GV PAN.. Over course and spectators.
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    2.
    TV Gene Kotlarek (USA) leaves start.
    0.20

    3.
    GV PAN.. Kotlarek jumps and onto finish.
    0.29

    4.
    SV PAN.. Spectators up trees.
    0.34

    5.
    GV Raimo Vitikainnen of Finland.
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    6.
    LV Spectators.
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    7.
    TV PAN.. Helmuth Recknagel of Germany leaves start down slope and jumps.
    0.59

    8.
    GV PAN.. Ditto and onto finish.
    1.05

    9.
    TGV Recknagel towards spectators.
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    10.
    SV Pressmen.
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    11.
    SCU The winner, Recknagel.
    1.20



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    SPORT: SKI-JUMPING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: East-Germany's Olympic Gold medallist, Helmut Recknagel, created a new course record of 127 metres to win the ten-nation ski-jumping competition at Planica, Yugoslavia, March 26-27. One the crisp, hard packed snow of the jumping ramp, his take-off speed was 103 kilometres an hour.

    The three competition jumps were scheduled for March 26, but, due to a very strong cross-wind, the final jump was postponed until March 27. Recknagel's best-of-two jumps March 26 was 124.5 metres. (The world record is held by Finland's Taini Louri with a jump of 139 metres.)
    Recknagel won the 80-metre event of the Squaw Valley, California, Winter Olympic Games February 28.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4IEPJ520PT722ASU2NC60ZZNQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4IEPJ520PT722ASU2NC60ZZNQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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