• Short Summary

    THE FAMOUS SOVIET COUPLE, OLEG AND LJUDMILA PROTOPOPOV, WERE DETHRONED UNEXPECTEDLY IN GARMISCH LAST NIGHT (5 FEBRUARY) AS PAIR SKATING CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE - A TITLE THEY HAVE HELD SINCE 1965 - BY THE SOVIET THIRD STRING, ALEXEI ULANOV AND IRINA RODNINA.

  • Description

    THE FAMOUS SOVIET COUPLE, OLEG AND LJUDMILA PROTOPOPOV, WERE DETHRONED UNEXPECTEDLY IN GARMISCH LAST NIGHT (5 FEBRUARY) AS PAIR SKATING CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE - A TITLE THEY HAVE HELD SINCE 1965 - BY THE SOVIET THIRD STRING, ALEXEI ULANOV AND IRINA RODNINA.

    THE PROTOPOPOVS LOST THE SOVIET TITLE TO ALEXEI MISHIN AND TAMARA MOSKVINA LAST MONTH AND IT WAS THOUGHT POSSIBLE THAT THEY MIGHT BEAT THEM IN THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP BUT THE WINNERS, ULANOV AND RODNINA, WERE A YOUNG AND INEXPERIENCED PAIR WHO HAVE COMPETED IN ONLY ONE OTHER INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

    MISHIN AND MRS. MOSKVINA GAVE AN UNINHIBITED PERFORMANCE WITH SOME ORIGINAL MOVEMENTS DERIVED FROM GEORGIAN FOLK DANCING AND THE NEW FORWARD-TO-BACKWARD DEATH SPIRAL. THE JUDGES GAVE THEM MARGINALLY FEWER MARKS THEN THE PROTOPOPOVS WHO GAVE A VERY ARTISTIC DISPLAY.

    ULANOV AND MISS RODNINA, LAST OF ALL THE COMPETITORS, WENT THROUGH A DAZZLING PROGRAMME. BY AWARDING THEM THE TITLE, ALMOST UNANIMOUSLY, THE JUDGES ENDED THE LONG REIGN OF THE PROTOPOPOVS WHO FIRST COMPETED IN THIS EVENT IN 1958.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD93L8R3B8WQ6VX34Y1MT5IE4S
    Media URN:
    VLVAD93L8R3B8WQ6VX34Y1MT5IE4S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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