1976 EUROPEAN HEAT 3 - BELGIAN HEAT

Once again, as with Spain the year before, the Belgian heat was held in England, Bracknell to be specific. The competition would prove to produce one of the most memorable moments in Superstars history. With two events to go, the Yugoslav basketball player, residing in France Marco Ostarcevic is in first place with 45 points, Dutch soccer player Rudi Krol trailing with 39 1/2 and English soccer start Kevin Keegan in third with 37. The penultimate event was cycling, held over 470 meters, with two man heats against the clock with the two fastest times advancing to the final. Keegan was up against Belgian soccer captain Gilbert van Binst in the third heat. Van Binst was in the lead going into the first turn when Keegan's front wheel clipped van Binst's rear wheel causing Keegan to crash, skidding across the cinder track on his back. The medical staff was quickly clearing the area, Keegan was slow to get up as he had large abrasions on his elbow, shoulder and across his back. With most observers thinking he would withdraw from the competition, Keegan insisted he was ok, and said, "these people here in the stands have come here to see me make a fool of myself and they've got a right to it." Keegan is given a re-ride and produces the second fastest time, eventually losing to Austrian skier Franz Klammer in the final. The second place puts Keegan within a point of Ostarcevic and just a half point ahead of Krol entering the 600 meter steeplechase. Keegan wins the final event with relative ease to capture the Superstars heat. Unfortunately, he would not be available for the final due to his soccer schedule and would never again compete in Superstars.

Vlaadingen, NED

Competition Dates: N/A.

Air Date: N/A.

Announcer: David Vine & Ron Pickering.

PLC. NAME, NAT, SPORT
100m SCCR KAYAK WL TBLT SWIM SHOT GYM CYCL 600st TOTAL
MONEY
1. Kevin Keegan, GBR - Soccer
-
-
10
10
7
4
4
2
7
10
54
$5,000
2. Rudi Krol, NED - Soccer
7
-
7
-
10
7
1 1/2
7
4
2
45 1/2
$3,000
3. Marco Ostarcevic, FRA - Basketball
2
10
2
7
4
10
10
-
-
0
45
$2,000
4. Franz Klammer, AUT - Alpine Skiing
4
1 1/2
4
-
1
-
7
10
10
4
41 1/2
$1,500
5. Gilbert van Binst, BEL - Soccer
10
-
0
-
2
0
0
1
0
7
20
6. Stellan Bengtsson, SWE - Table Tennis
1
7
1
4
-
-
0
0
1
1
15
7. Jean-Pierre Coopman, BEL - Boxing
0
1 1/2
0
-
0
2
1 1/2
4
2
-
11
8. Ole Ritter, DEN - Cycling
0
4
0
2
0
1
0
-
-
0
7

INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS

100 METER DASH

1. Gilbert Van Binst
11.6
2. Rudi Krol
11.9
3. Franz Klammer
12.4
4. Marco Ostarcevic
12.6
5. Stellan Bengtsson
13.2
6. Jean-Pierre Coopman
14.2
7. Ole Ritter
16.0

SOCCER SKILLS - Slalom with 3 shots, 5 penalties, total based on points (5 for 1st, 1 for last)

1. Marco Ostarcevic
(1) 1 - 41.0
(1) 4
10
2. Stellan Bengtsson
(2) 1 - 41.2
(=2) 2
7
3. Ole Ritter
(4) 1 - exp.
(=2) 2
5
4. Jean-Pierre Coopman
(3) 1 - 46.5
(5) 0
4
4. Franz Klammer
(5) 0 - 54.4
(=2) 2
4

KAYAKING - 125 METERS

1. Kevin Keegan
47.5
45.5
2. Rudi Krol
50.0
47.2
3. Franz Klammer
47.0
47.2
4. Marco Ostarcevic
50.0
dnf
5. Stellan Bengtsson
50.1
6. Jean-Pierre Coopman
53.2
7. Gilbert Van Binst
1:04.0
8. Ole Ritter
dnf
 

WEIGHTLIFTING - Body Weight, Weight Lifted, Standings based on weight lifted over body weight

1. Kevin Keegan
71.4
75.0
3.6
2. Marco Ostarcevic
80.5
72.5
-8.0
3. Stellan Bengtsson
62.5
50.0
-12.5
4. Ole Ritter
79.5
60.0
-19.5

TABLE TENNIS

1. Rudi Krol
10
2. Kevin Keegan
7
3. Marco Ostarcevic
4
4. Gilbert Van Binst
2
5. Franz Klammer
1
6. Jean-Pierre Coopman
0
6. Ole Ritter
0
Van Binst d. Ritter
21-3
Krol d. Coopman
21-3
Keegan d. Klammer
21-16
Krol d. Van Binst
21-4
Keegan d. Ostarcevic
21-19
Ostarcevic d. Van Binst
21-12
Krol d. Keegan
21-7

SWIMMING - 50 Meters

1. Marco Ostarcevic
35.5
2. Rudi Krol
36.1
3. Kevin Keegan
39.3
4. Jean-Pierre Coopman
52.0
5. Ole Ritter
57.4
6. Gilbert Van Binst
1:16.5

PISTOL SHOOTING - 9MM FN-Browning @ 15 meters - 5 shots

1. Marco Ostarcevic
37
2. Franz Klammer
32
3. Kevin Keegan
28
4. Jean-Pierre Coopman
27
4. Rudi Krol
27
6. Gilbert Van Binst
25
7. Ole Ritter
20
8. Stellan Bengtsson
16

GYM TEST - Parallel Bar Dips, Squat Thrusts - Total based on points (6 for 1st to 1 for last)

1. Franz Klammer
(2) 20
(=1) 62
10
2. Rudi Krol
(3) 18
(=1) 62
9
3. Jean-Pierre Coopman
(1) 25
(=4) 60
8.5
4. Kevin Keegan
(4) 17
(=1) 62
8
5. Gilbert Van Binst
(6) 11
(=4) 60
3.5
6. Stellan Bengtsson
(5) 16
(6) 45
3

CYCLING - 470 Meters - match races for 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th

1. Franz Klammer
43.2
43.0
2. Kevin Keegan
45.3
44.3
3. Rudi Krol
45.8
45.7
4. Jean-Pierre Coopman
47.2
46.5
5. Stellan Bengtsson
50.0
 
6. Gilbert Van Binst
50.3
 
Watch the bike race on youtube

600 METER STEEPLECHASE

1. Kevin Keegan
1:39.8
2. Gilbert Van Binst
1:42.7
3. Franz Klammer
1:43.0
4. Rudi Krol
1:43.1
5. Stellan Bengtsson
1:45.5
6. Marco Ostarcevic
2:23.1
7. Ole Ritter
3:08.0

e = estimated time

r = Superstars record

N/A = result not available

dnf - did not finish

nm - no mark

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