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    TOLOSA , SPAIN

    A major sporting event in the Basque region of Spain is the annual woodchopping contest at the building in Tolosa, a small town, some 70 kilometres (40 miles) east of Bilbao.

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    1. TV Two competitors chopping logs in building at Tolosa 0.06
    2. GV Contestant Jose-Maria Mendizabal chopping 0.10
    3. SV Contestant Michel Mindeguia chopping wood assistant fans him 0.16
    4. GV Crowds in stadium 0.18
    5. CU PULL BACK TO GV Mendizabal chopping a log 0.29
    6. GV PAN Contestants chopping logs 0.37
    7. GV Crowd looking on 0.38
    8. SV PULL BACK TO GV Mendizabal chopping as assistant removes pieces of wood 0.51
    9. GV Crowd 0.53
    10. GV Mendizabal steps down from log as other contestant keeps chopping 1.02
    11. CU Scoreboard showing Mendizabal to have chopped 35 logs in 2 hours 56 minutes and 21 seconds PULL BACK TO GV crowd 1.09
    12. GV Contestant chopping at log (3 shots) 1.28
    13. GV Crowd 1.31
    14. GV Chopping continues 1.36
    15. CUTAWAY TO Crowd 1.39
    16. GV Mendizabal being congratulated by crowd as Mindeguia attempts to finish the competition 1.52
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    Background: TOLOSA , SPAIN

    A major sporting event in the Basque region of Spain is the annual woodchopping contest at the building in Tolosa, a small town, some 70 kilometres (40 miles) east of Bilbao. On January 23 Jose-Maria Mendizabal, challenged the Spanish champion Michel Mindeguia for the title. Both men were given sixty logs to cleave their way through in the shortest time possible. The contest was well-attended with most of the spectators, as is usual, placing large bets. It has been estimated that thousands of dollars changed hands. The contest is a major test of power and endurance and the two men hacked away under the hot sun while assistants fanned them and cleared away the pieces of wood from the logs. After nearly three hours, Mendizabal had taken the lead over the champion, by chopping through 35 logs. He pushed on, despite badly blistered and bleeding hands, to win the contest. While Mendizabal wins being congratulated by cheering spectators, the former champion, Mindeguia pressed on the finish his 60 logs 17 minutes later.

    Source: REUTERS - INAKI AIZPURU ZUBIQUR

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ETEJSFHPC95WI2QBYGN4MADH
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ETEJSFHPC95WI2QBYGN4MADH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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