• Short Summary

    Carol Johnson from Calgary, in Canada is a 14 year-old gymnast who admits she has a problem -- she is too short to reach the uneven parallel bars.

  • Description

    1.
    GV One-armed girl on bars (4 shots)
    0.42

    2.
    GV Audience applauding
    0.48

    3.
    SV Girl continues on bars
    1.02


    TRANSCRIPT: "Now we're going to see some of the members of the Alberta girls' team on the uneven parallel bars. You're watching Carol Dianne Johnson, she's fourteen-years of age, from Calgary and as one of her instructors said earlier today she's handicapped but she's not. As you can see she does it all on these uneven parallel bars with one arm. And as a very young child she would not be discouraged. Her parents weren't sure that gymnastics would be the best thing for her in the way of physical activity but she was determined to excel in the sport and she has. And we're told that the uneven bars are not her speciality, she's even better on the floor exercises and on the beams. Here she is, number four forty-three Carol Dianne Johnson of Calgary."




    Initials BB/1730 NC/AH/BB/1735


    SPORT: GYMNASTICS
    TELERECORDING
    This film is serviced with an English commentary by a C.B.C. commentator which is for use.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Carol Johnson from Calgary, in Canada is a 14 year-old gymnast who admits she has a problem -- she is too short to reach the uneven parallel bars.

    She also has one arm, but -- as one of her instructors says -- she is handicapped yet not handicapped.

    She competed in the Canadian winter games last week and impressed the crowd with her style on the bars.

    Carol -- who was born without a lower right arm -- does even better in floor exercises and on the beam.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4M2HVZBPTMRISO1GULWLZ2R7T
    Media URN:
    VLVA4M2HVZBPTMRISO1GULWLZ2R7T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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