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  • Short Summary

    Canada and America break records at the amateur skating championships in Toronto.

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    Item title reads - Amateur skating championships. Several world's records broken by best of Canada's and America's speed skaters. Toronto, Canada.

    M/S of male speed skaters lined up, they set off across the ice, L/S of them skating round the rink, various shots as they skate along.

    Intertitle - 'The girls' race.'

    M/S of the girls lined up in their bobble hats, they set off round the course as well, various shots as they speed along.

    Intertitle - 'Miss Leila Brooks broke 4 world records.'

    M/S of her stood there smiling, C/U of her with a bobble hat on.

    L/S as they speed along, various shots as the skaters make their way round the course. Various shots as they skate round the ice rink. L/S of girls lined up skating along in pairs, various shots as they skate round and fall over, they are also filmed from a sideways angle. M/S of the girls lined up.

    Note: the cuts are from 01:37:08 to the end of the item.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:36:00 / 01:38:55:00
    G 1167

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  1. Unknown user says

    This must be the event at Toronto, Jan. 30-31, 1925, where Leila Brooks set 4 world records: 220 yards: 22.8, 440 yards: 44.4, 1/2 mile: 1:38.2, 1 mile: 3:38.2. Leila Brooks of Toronto, later Leila Brooks-Potter, was unmatched in the world, pack or metric style, from the mid-20s to the early 30s.

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