• Short Summary

    Although unable to repeat her success at Bratislava where her skaters claimed the first three places in the European Ice Dance Championships, Great Britain took premier place in the World Ice Dance Championships in Paris on Friday, February 14.

  • Description

    Although unable to repeat her success at Bratislava where her skaters claimed the first three places in the European Ice Dance Championships, Great Britain took premier place in the World Ice Dance Championships in Paris on Friday, February 14.

    Defending their world title, the British pair, June Markham and Courtney Jones maintained the six year monopoly that Great Britain has had on this title.

    Miss Markham and Jones, who first won the title last year in Colorado Springs, had been overwhelming favourites to retain the crown. They had a comfortable load after the compulsory figures and added to their advantage with a startling-free-style programme.

    Second place went to Geraldine Fenton and William McLachlan, of Canada and third place to Andree Anderson and Don Jacoby of the United States.

    In the free skating, Tim Brown, of the United States, finished second to the champion, David Jenkins, after giving an almost perfect display in both sections.

    Brown, who had led on the first stage, gave an immaculate display in the free skating but could not match the imagination and scope of his fellow American who performed difficult jumps, triple leaps and intricate steps as he completely captured the audience with his waves and smiles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA6K21MG96C8YC42Q2TWQJD2FV
    Media URN:
    VLVAA6K21MG96C8YC42Q2TWQJD2FV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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