Pair skating - one of the most colourful forms of modern skating - took up the second stage of the World Ice Skating Championships in Paris on Friday, February 14th.
T.G.V. Canadians Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul.
S.T.V. Ditto Ditto...skating.
Ground shot Ditto-Barbara nearly falls.
S.T.V. Skating and finish.
C.U. Crowd applaud.
S.C.U. Barbara and Paul after finish.
Angle Shot Russian flag.
S.T.V. Russians Nina Shuk and Stanislav Shuk - Nina falls.
S.V. Crowd watching.
Ground shot Russians skating etc.,
S.T.V. Russians finish.
C.U. Czech flag.
S.T.V. Czech skaters Vera Suchankova and Sdenek Dolezal.
S.V. Crowd applaud.
S.T.V. Czech skaters and finish.
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Background: Pair skating - one of the most colourful forms of modern skating - took up the second stage of the World Ice Skating Championships in Paris on Friday, February 14th.
Coming straight from the European Championships where they had claimed the European title by a clear margin, Vera Suchankova and Sdebek Dolezal, of Czechoslovakia, gave another brilliant display.
Second in the European Championships, the Russian pair, Nine and Stanislav Shuk, seemed set for another good display when Nina was unfortunate enough to fall during a difficult figure.
Challenging strongly for the little are Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul of Canada who also gave a brilliant display.