• Short Summary

    At the World Figure Skating Championships in Calgary, the Soviet skaters Irina Rodnina and Alexei Ulanov on Thursday (9 March) took their fourth consecutive world title in the pairs event.

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    SV Russian skaters Irina Rodnina & Alexei Ulanov competing
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    SV Audience
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    SV American skaters Jo Jo Starbuck and Ken Shelley on ice
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    The World Figure Skating Championships in the Canadian prairie city of Calgary. And this is the class that wins world titles. On the ice are the Russian dancers Irina Rodnina and Alexei Ulanov - defending their title in the pairs event for the fourth consecutive year. The performance had particular merit because Miss Rodnina had fallen earlier in the week and hurt herself.



    Second place also went to a Soviet pair - Andre Suraikin and Ludmilla Smirnova. But it was the performance of the American duo - Jo Jo Satrbuck and Ken Shelley which really captured the imagination of the capacity crowd. This performance boosted them from sixth place in the championship to their final position, third. Three of the nine judges rated the American pair as good or better than the winning Russian duo.




    Initials SGM/2300 SGM/2321


    SPORT: FIGURE SKATING
    TELERECORDING
    EDITORS: This film has a commentary on the soundtrack laid over natural sound. The following may be used as an alternative.

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    Background: At the World Figure Skating Championships in Calgary, the Soviet skaters Irina Rodnina and Alexei Ulanov on Thursday (9 March) took their fourth consecutive world title in the pairs event.

    Their performance was considered particularly good, because Mice Rodnian had been hurt while skating earlier in the week.

    Surprise of the pairs event was the performance of the United States skaters, Jo Jo Starbuck and Ken Shelley.

    They produced a breathtaking free-style performance which boosted them from sixth place in the championship to third.

    Second place went to Ludmila Smirnova and Andro Suraikin of the Soviet Union.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9XPTC9PLF7NXSRON6PCRRPHWM
    Media URN:
    VLVA9XPTC9PLF7NXSRON6PCRRPHWM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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