• Short Summary

    SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD PEGGY FLEMING, OF THE UNITED STATES, WAS CROWNED THE WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPION, IN THE OPEN-AIR STADIUM, AT DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, TODAY (27 FEB).

  • Description

    SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD PEGGY FLEMING, OF THE UNITED STATES, WAS CROWNED THE WORLD FIGURE SKATING CHAMPION, IN THE OPEN-AIR STADIUM, AT DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, TODAY (27 FEB).

    THE AMERICAN GIRL, WHO HAD SOMEWHAT SURPRISINGLY LED ALL HER RIVALS, INCLUDING THE REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION, DUTCH-BORN PETRA BURKA OF CANADA, ECLIPSED ALL OTHER GIRLS IN BRILLIANT SUNSHINE ON THE PACKED RINK IN THE FREE SKATING PROGRAMME.

    SHE GAINED 1058 MARKS, WHICH INCLUDED A PERFECT SIX, FOR HER ELEGANT DISPLAY TO THE MUSIC OF TCHAIKOVSKY, VERDI, SAINT-SAENS AND RISSINI. SHE BROUGHT OFF SOME SUPERB JUMPS AND HEAD BACK SPINS.

    MISS FLEMING GOT THE BRONZE MEDAL LAST YEAR, THE WINNER THEN BEING PETRA BURKA, WHO HAD TO BE CONTENT WITH THIRD PLACE THIS YEAR. MISS BURKA GAINED THE BRONZE MEDAL IN THE FACE OF A BRILLIANT DISPLAY BY THE EAST GERMAN STUDENT, GABY SEYFERT, WHO TOOK THE SILVER MEDAL.

    THE EAST GERMAN GIRL BROUGHT OFF SOME SPECTACULAR DOUBLE JUMPS IN A FAST AND EXCITING PROGRAMME WHICH EARNED HER 1054 POINTS.

    MISS BURKA HAD 1042 POINTS.

    THE UNITED STATES HAD A PARTICULARLY GOOD CHAMPIONSHIP, GETTING ONE GOLD, TWO SILVER, AND TWO BRONZE MEDALS. OTHERWISE THE HONOURS WERE FAIRLY EVENLY DISTRIBUTED WITH AUSTRIA, GREAT BRITAIN AND THE USSR EACH GETTING A GOLD; AUSTRALIA, THE USSR AND EAST GERMANY GETTING SILVERS; AND CANADA A BRONZE.

    THE FILM ALSO SHOWS THE PERFORMANCE OF JAPANESE SKATER FUKUHARA, WHO WAS PLACED EIGHT IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB403X082IJ5D9HCGCWOHJCGDW
    Media URN:
    VLVAB403X082IJ5D9HCGCWOHJCGDW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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