Barrel jumping on ice at Grossinger's Resort in the Catskill's of New York State. Champion athletes are honorary judges
Liberty New York USA Date:1952, January 14 Duration:1 min 8 sec Sound:Yes
Seen in the stands, as honorary judges, are: Brooklyn Dodgers baseball star, Jackie Robinson (the first African American player in Major League Baseball); Florence Chadwick (first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions); and and Barney Ross (World Champion professional boxer). Competing skater-jumpers are seen clearing lines of barrels in early phase of the contest. Andre Marceau from Quebec, fails to clear 11 barrels. Another competitor fails at 12 barrels. Others fail, including Bob Bergen of Detroit, Michigan, who can't clear 14 barrels. The winner is Terry Brown, the visiting fireman who also won last year. His winning jump distance was 28 feet, 3 inches. Closeup of Terry Brown rubbing his bruised elbows..
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