• Short Summary

    John Curry gave Great Britain her first Winter Olympics gold medal since the 19???4 Games when he won the men's figure skating event in Innsbruck on Wednesday (11 Feb).

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    GV FLAGS
    0.03


    MS JUDGES
    0.06


    LV CURRY SKATING
    3.17


    CUR 37ft 11.3m 59 secs



    CUE 65ft 19.8m lmin 44 secs



    CUE 84ft 25.6m 2min 14 secs



    CUE 111ft 34.0m 2min 22 secs



    FLAGS AND JUDGES: CUAMY SKATING GOLD MEDAL VICTORY




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    SPORT: FIGURE SKATING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: John Curry gave Great Britain her first Winter Olympics gold medal since the 19???4 Games when he won the men's figure skating event in Innsbruck on Wednesday (11 Feb). Second was Vladimir Kovalev of the Soviet Union and third place went to Toller Cranston of Can???.

    SYNOPSIS: Curry came to Innsbruck fresh from his victory in the recent European championships. And he took to the rink with supreme confidence.

    Curry went into the final in a leading position, but betrayed none of the pressure that such a situation puts on a skater.

    Some of his movements were of a complexity to satisfy even the strictest technicians,
    The most difficult leaps and spins were interspersed with flowing footwork that gained Curry an ecstatically enthusiastic audience.

    In his final movement he progressed from a double jump to a kneeling position, and the flowers of congratulation began to rain down onto the ice.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49Q54L5QHBMRXUV6HG1STIKNK
    Media URN:
    VLVA49Q54L5QHBMRXUV6HG1STIKNK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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