The Soviet gymnastics team are in London showing the full range the extraordinary talents of their championship-winning performers.
TV ZOOM INTO CU: European champion Vladimir Markelov performing on the pommel horse.
LV ZOOM INTO CU: Soviet Junior Champion, Ginnady Yakunin performing on the rings.
LV ZOOM INTO SV: Maria Filatova on asymmetrical bars.
SV: Soviet Champion Antonina Glebova performing on the beam.
TV PAN: Erica Shiller performing modern rhythmic gymnastics with ball.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Soviet star Olga Korbut, who was expected to arrear in the London display, was mysteriously absent. The British organisers had been expecting her to come but the Soviet team manager gave no reason for her non-appearance.
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Background: The Soviet gymnastics team are in London showing the full range the extraordinary talents of their championship-winning performers.
The Second day of the display, which played to a packed audience at the Empire Pool in London, opened with European Champion Vladimir Markelov performing on the pommel horse.
Then came the grace and strength of Soviet junior champion Ginnady Yakunin, with a flawless display on the rings.
Back to the women...Maria Filatova delighting the crowd on the asymmetrical bars.
This is the reigning soviet champion Antonina Glebova, on the beam and showing the greatness that spectators and television viewers have come to expect from Russian girls.
But perhaps the peak in any evening of superb displays came from Erica Shiller, whose performance in the modern rhythmic gymnastics had the audience breaking into spontaneous applause.