• Short Summary

    THE YOUNG ITALIAN, GUSTAVO THOENI, SCORED A SURPRISING AND BRILLIANT VICTORY YESTERDAY IN THE GIANT SLALOM AT THE CRITERIUM DE LA PREMIERE NEIGE IN VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV SKIER ON SLOPE
    0.03

    2.
    SV SKIER PAST & AWAY
    0.13

    3.
    SV NO. 31 DUNOAN (CANADA)
    0.21

    4.
    SV NO.44, HINTERHOLER, (AUSTRIA)
    0.27

    5.
    SV NO.51, MICHAELSON (SWEDEN)
    0.32

    6.
    SV NO.15, KIDD (USA) PAST CAMERA & STOP
    0.37

    7.
    SV NO.14, RUSSEL (FRANCE) PAST & AWAY
    0.42

    8.
    LV TO SV NO.12, SCHNEIDER (SWISS)
    0.51

    9.
    SV NO. 10, THOENI (ITALY) PAST & AWAY (2 SHOTS)
    1.07

    10.
    GV ALPS
    1.09

    11.
    SV NO. 10, BEING CARRIED ON SHOULDERS BY OTHERS
    1.12

    12.
    SV NO. 21, PAST BLEINER (AUSTRIA)
    1.17

    13.
    CU WINNER
    1.22

    14.
    SCU NO. 34, NEUREUTHER (W.GERMANY)
    1.26



    Initials AJC/VS/PW/SGM


    SPORT: SKIING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE YOUNG ITALIAN, GUSTAVO THOENI, SCORED A SURPRISING AND BRILLIANT VICTORY YESTERDAY IN THE GIANT SLALOM AT THE CRITERIUM DE LA PREMIERE NEIGE IN VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE. THE EVENT IS THE FIRST MEN'S RACE OF THIS YEAR'S WORLD CUP SKIING COMPETITION.

    THE 18 YEAR OLD THOENI GAVE ITALY ITS FIRST VICTORY IN WORLD CUP COMPETITION, BEATING THE ELITE FROM 23 NATIONS INCLUDING THE AUSTRIAN VETERAN, KARL SCHRANZ.. A FORMER WORLD CHAMPION AND WINNER OF THE WORLD CUP LAST SEASON. THOENI WAS VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN UNTIL LAST SUMMER WHEN HE WAS LIFTED TO EIGHT PLACE IN THE WORLD RANKINGS AFTER A SUCCESSION OF IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCES.

    PATRICK RUSSEL, OF FRANCE, WINNER OF THE FIRST STAGE OF THE SLALOM, WAS THE RUNNER-UP, MORE THAN A SECOND BEHIND IN OVERALL TIME WHILE ANOTHER FRENCHMAN, JEAN-NOEL AUGERT, WAS THIRD.

    APART FROM THOENI'S VICTORY, THE OTHER BIG SURPRISE WAS THE POOR SHOWING BY THE AUSTRIANS. SO SUCCESSFUL IN LAST SEASON'S COMPETITION, THEIR BEST PERFORMANCE WAS BY WERNER BLEINER IN SEVENTH PLACE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA62IV7NLOEG75EMJBL9PE6N739
    Media URN:
    VLVA62IV7NLOEG75EMJBL9PE6N739
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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