For many years the Moscow Open Ice Skating Championships have proved a springboard for many of the Soviet Union's most famous skaters.
1. CU Irina Rodina watching her trainees 0.04
2. GV Leaders in the pairs event, Ludmila Koblova and Ndrei Kalitin doing a dance sequence at the Moscow Dynamo Sports Club 1.04
3. GV Scoreboard and skaters listening to result (2 shots) 1.14
4. GV The 1982 Junior champions performing 1.25
5. CU Stanislav Zhuk and Irina Rodina watching the current champions Marina Avstriyskaya and Yuri Kvashnin 1.28
6. GV Champions continuing dancing 1.49
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Background: MOSCOW, USSR
For many years the Moscow Open Ice Skating Championships have proved a springboard for many of the Soviet Union's most famous skaters. This year's championships which ended on October 17 have been no exception. Among the most exciting discoveries have been Ludmila Koblova and Ndrei Kalitin who are seen here performing. The pair are trained by Irina Rodina, three times Olympic gold medalist. Rodina has only recently turned to training and said that, for her, to be a trainer is much more difficult than to perform on ice herself. The other prospective champions to emerge are Marina Avstriyskaya, 15, and Yuri Kvashnin, 17 -- the 1982 World Junior Pair champions. They are trained by Stanislav Zhuk, the former coach of Rodina.