The Canadian challenge in the ladies section of the European Skiing Championships at Bad Gastein, Austria, on February 8th, when Lucie Wheeler of Canada won the Giant Slalom.
GV. PAN. To finishing point.
SV. PAN. No.1. SALLY DEAVER (USA) starts off, pan to B. V.
GV. PAN. No.1. down second part of course passes camera.
SV. T.V.Camera following skier.
SV. Woman crashes into spectators.
TGV. Near finishing point. Another crash.
LV. Towards No.1. coming in at finishing point (2nd place) passes camera.
SV. PAN. No.4. (LUCIE WHEELER - (CANADA) starts off Pan to B.V.)
LV.PAN. No.4. down second part of course passes camera to back view.
LV. Onlookers in tree.
LV.Towards Woman falls. Gets up and carries on.
GV.Towards No.4 coming in at the finishing point, passes camera to Back View.
CU. LUCIE WHEELER - No.4.The Winner.
LV.PAN. No.12. PUTZI FRAUDL (AUSTRIA) starts off. Pan to B.V.
GV.Towards No.12. Putzi Fraudl down 2nd. part course passes camera.
CU. Reflection of crowd in woman's sun glasses.
GV. No.12 coming in at the finishing point.
LV.PAN. No.13. FRIEDA DANZER (SWISS) starts off pan to B.V.
GV.Towards No.13. down 2nd part of course. Passes camera to B.V.
GV. Crowd at finishing point.
GV. No.13. coming in at the finishing point.
CU. No.13. "in 3rd place"
SCU. Winner No. 4. LUCIE WHEELER being congratulated.
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Background: The Canadian challenge in the ladies section of the European Skiing Championships at Bad Gastein, Austria, on February 8th, when Lucie Wheeler of Canada won the Giant Slalom.
Run over a 1.65 Km course and through 55 gates, the course presented a formidable task and of the 42 starters, 36 reached the end of the run.
Completing the course in 1 min 54.6 secs, Lucile Wheeler claimed a narrow victory over Sally Deaver of the United States whose final time was 1.55.1, with Frieda Danzer of Switzerland third in 1.55.4.
Watching this stage of the championship was the President of Austria, Dr. Adolf Scharf, and the leading contender for the men's title, Tony Sailer.
At the end of this stage in the competition, Frieda Denzer (Switzerland) led with 3.80 points; second was Lucille Wheeler with 4.33, and Putzi Frandl (Austria) was third with 6.12.
From Great Britain, Susan Holmes finished 19th in 2.05.1.