INTRODUCTION: Competitors from nine countries have been taking part in the Ice International competition at Richmond Ice Rink in Surrey.
GV Tracey Wainman from Canada in free skating competition as cameraman films (3 shots)
SV Crowd applauds
GV Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean skating
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Competitors from nine countries have been taking part in the Ice International competition at Richmond Ice Rink in Surrey. The three-day competition, which ended on Thursday (1 October) attracted many of the world's top skaters.
SYNOPSIS: Tracey Wainman from Canada won the women's competition, with an effervescent display of free skating which ensured her success.
Miss Wainman, who is only 14, is the Canadian champion. She has great presence and charisma, and her coach, Mrs. Ellen Burka, predicts a great future for her.
Miss Wainman's exciting performance was enthusiastically received by both audience and judges.
World ice dance champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean presented an electrifying programme resulting in a prolonged ovation. All seven judges awarded them 5.9 out of six marks for technical merit.
Torvill and Dean are reaching higher peaks of achievement than ever before.