INTRODUCTION: East European competitors dominated the second day of the sixth European Junior Alpine Ski Championships at Kranjska Gora, Yugoslavia on Saturday (5 March).
GV Flags at start of slalom course, Kranjska Gora, Yugoslavia
MV People watching as Boris Strel (No. 7) (Yugoslavia) starts his run (3 shots)
GVs Cameramen watch as Strel finishes run (2 shots)
MV Girl watching as Strel is congratulated (2 shots)
MV Leonardo David (No. 11) (Italy) starts run and finishes watched by crowd (3 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: East European competitors dominated the second day of the sixth European Junior Alpine Ski Championships at Kranjska Gora, Yugoslavia on Saturday (5 March).
SYNOPSIS: In the giant slalom event--one of the most demanding exercises in competitive ski-ing -- 17-year-old Boris Strel of Yugoslavia clocked the fastest time on the first leg. Despite a slower second run he best Wolfram Ortner of Austria into second place by more than a second. Junior skiers from about 13 east and west European countries took part in the championships, which are a testing ground for those who aspire to eventual international stardom.
A proud moment for Strel. In the women's giant slalom Jana Soltvsova of Czechoslovakia beat her compatriot Olga Charvatova by a mere ten-hundredths of a second.
Leonardo David of Italy ski-ing for third place in the men's giant slalom. He finished only a fiftieth of a second behind the second place man.