• Short Summary

    1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, USA's Carol Heiss wins figure skating gold

  • Description

    Slate reading 'Olympics - how Carol won her gold medal'. Olympic flame burning at the opening ceremony of the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics, then brief close up of flame, and spectators applauding. Various shots of USA's Carol Heiss skating in the women's singles figure skating competition, performing spins and turns. Carol finishing her performance, and spectators applauding. Nice close up interview with Carol Heiss in a jumper with the Olympic rings on, in which she says 'I'm very happy. I've waited 14 years for this. The last 4 years, my goal has really been the 1960 Olympics, so I'm so happy'. The interviewer asks if she plans to turn professional, and she says 'Not at all. I would be very tired of living in a suitcase. After being away from home already for 4 weeks, I already miss my brother, my sister, and my father very much. I'm tired now, I've just been living out of a suitcase, although I loved the dorm living, and also I couldn't skate every night'.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:01:21

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