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    In Helsinki, forty ice-skaters from 17 countries are competing for the world speed championships. The?

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    G.V. Stadium with flags flying.


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    L.V.Towards. LI TAICHUAN(CHINA) and GONTSHARENKO (USSR) leaving the start-racing towards camera-pan to back v. GONTSHARENKO in the lead.


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    L.V.Towards. The above racing to finishing point winner being GONTSHARENKO (USSR) - time- 45-seconds.


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    G.V.Towards. Terence Monaghan (G.B.) and de GRAAF.HOLLAND, racing towards.


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    Back V. Pan around track-de GRAAF in the lead.


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    L.V.Towards. de GRAAF(HOLLAND) coming in to win, time- 46.5.seconds.


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    G.V.Towards. FLOYD BEDBURY (U.S.A.) and SHILIKOVSKI (USSR) passes camera to back v. around track-SHILIKOVSKI (USSR) in the lead.


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    G.V.Towards. SHILIKOVSKI (USSR) coming in to win, time-44.5.seconds.




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    SPORT: ICE SKATING

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    Background: In Helsinki, forty ice-skaters from 17 countries are competing for the world speed championships. The winner will be the man who accumulates most points from four separate events; the 500 metres, the 5,000 metres, the 1500 metres and the 10,000 metres races.

    Here are some scenes from the 500 metres race in which Gontsharenko (Russia) the title-holder put up the fourth fastest time of 45 secs -- a time equalled by Britain's Terence Monaghan. Fastest time of the event was put up by Merkulov (Russia) with 44.2 seconds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3NCJEXPSOCM52UIDVRY21TCP
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3NCJEXPSOCM52UIDVRY21TCP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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