• Short Summary

    Soviet ski-jumpers took the top honours at an international meet held in the Georgian winter resort of Bakuriani on Monday (15 January).

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    GVs & LVs Bakuriani resort with people lining slopes, climbing ski jump. (4 SHOTS)
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    2.
    SV & CU Flags of competing nations plus flag of Georgia. (2 SHOTS)
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    CU, SV & LV Number 42 Sergei Zaichik of USSR competing in 70 metre jump. (4 SHOTS)
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    CU, SV & LV Spectator watches as Valery Savin of USSR wins 70 metre jump. (4 SHOTS)
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    SV Koba Zakadze, former ski jumper (on left) watches.
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    LV & GV Thomas Maisinger of East Germany competing in 90 metre jump. (2 SHOTS)
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    7.
    SV, CU & LV Crowd watch as Vladiir Chernayev wins 90 metre jump. (4 SHOTS)
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    SPORT: SKIING

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    Background: Soviet ski-jumpers took the top honours at an international meet held in the Georgian winter resort of Bakuriani on Monday (15 January). Valery Savin won the seventy-metre jump and Yuri Ivanov came first in the ninety-metre event.

    SYNOPSIS: It was the sixth time that the competition had been staged in Bakuriani. Aside from the Soviet Union, there were skiers from East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Finland and Norway taking part -- but only the East Germans managed to challenge the superiority of the Soviet jumpers.

    Among those taking part in the seventy-metre jump was Sergei Zaichik of the Soviet Union. Few skiers managed a distance of more than eighty metres.

    Among those who did was Zaichik's teammate, Valery Savin, with a jump of eighty-seven metres -- and a fine landing.

    Watched by Koba Zakadze, on the left, who used to be one of the Soviet Union's top skiers -- Thomas Maisinger of East Germany performed one of the few creditable jumps by a visiting competitor. He finished fourth in the ninety-metre event.

    The man with the longest jump was Vladimir Chernayev, with a distance of 104 metres. But he finished second to Yuri Ivanov who, although his jump was only 101.5 metres, received higher points for style.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF4FKNM68FSP7TXCIG6BCT7UQJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4FKNM68FSP7TXCIG6BCT7UQJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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