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    Christine Errath of East Germany retained her women's individual title on the closing day of the Ruropean Figure skating Championships in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, on Saturday (2 February).

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    Christine Errath of East Germany retained her women's individual title on the closing day of the Ruropean Figure skating Championships in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, on Saturday (2 February).

    The seventeen-year-old Champion performed superbly before a crowd of 6,000 in the free-style programme to outmatch the rest of the field of 28 She accumulated a total of 225.34 points and ten ordinals. She came back up from fourth position after the compulsory figures two days earlier. Last year -- at 16 -- she was the youngest-ever holder of the title.

    Hollands Dianne de Leeuw, aged 19, unexpectedly shot up from fifth place, after both the compulsory figures and yesterday's short programme to snatch the silver medal from Lianu Drahova of Czechoslovakia, who took the bronze medal, Dianne's second place was secured by 220.40 points and 26 ordinals. Liana's score was 219.75 points and 27 ordinals.

    Gerti Schanderl of West Germany also came from behind to take fourth place -- overtaking fifth-placed karin Iten of Switzerland, who had led the field for both previous days.

    Karin, an 18-year-old from Winterhur, was elected Switzerland's Sports-woman of the Year in 1973.

    This is the third time in six years that a major international skating championship has been held in Yugoslavia -- strong evidence of the country's increasing interest in ice sports. In 1967, and again in 1970, Ljubljana was the venue..first for the European, then for the World Championships. New it is the turn of the Croatian capital, Zagrab, in its covered ice rink opened just over a year ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6URPAHK0MG874B0YYR1AK991P
    Media URN:
    VLVA6URPAHK0MG874B0YYR1AK991P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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