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    CORTINA D'AMPEZZO IN ITALY... VENUE OF THE WORLD SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEING HELD IN THE STADIUM?

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    CORTINA D'AMPEZZO IN ITALY... VENUE OF THE WORLD SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEING HELD IN THE STADIUM BUILT FOR THE 1956 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES.

    WEST GERMANY'S HANS JUERGEN BAUMLER AND MARIKA KILIUS, THE HOLDERS OF THE EUROPEAN PAIRS TITLE, WON THE WORLD PAIRS TITLE BEATING RUSSIA'S BEST CONTENDERS AFTER A SPECTACULAR DUEL.

    KILIUS AND BAUMLER'S PERFORMANCE BEAT BY A HAIR THE TWO RUSSIANS LUDMILLA BELOUSOVA AND OLEG PROTOPOPOV, WHILE THE RUSSIAN PAIR OF TATJANA ZHU AND ALEXANDER GAVRILOV TOOK THIRD PLACE. CANADA'S GERTRUDE DESJARDINS AND MAURICE LAFRANCE WERE FOURTH.

    DESPITE THE SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURE, A TENSE CROWD OF 5,000 WERE THERE AS THE SLENDER, BLONDE MISS KILIUS, A STRIKING 20-YEAR-OLD, AND BAUMLER, 20, SKATED A POLISHED ROUTINE IN ALMOST PERFECT UNISON. IT WAS FILLED WITH THE STUFF THAT MAKES CHAMPIONS - A VARIETY OF JUMPS. LIFTS, SPINS AND FANCY FOOD-WORK. EVEN SO, THE EXPERTS SAY IT WAS NOT AS FLAWLESS AS THE TWO HAVE DONE IN THE PAST.

    A BOW HERALD THEIR PAIRS VICTORY. BUT WHILE WEST GERMANS CELEBRATED THE RESULT, A ROW FLARED UP TODAY (SATURDAY) WITH A POLITICAL TWINGE - IT'S OVER ABSENCE OF SKATERS FROM EAST GERMANY THROUGH VISA DISCRIMINATION, RUSSIA SAYS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA55750F7ZMD0Q58LWQ5LPO9G31
    Media URN:
    VLVA55750F7ZMD0Q58LWQ5LPO9G31
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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