Russia trains her Physical Training experts from an early age.
Moscow, Russia (Soviet Union, USSR).
Children are prepearing for the National Physical Training Tournament which is to be held in Moscow - very young children on training. GV. Camp, showing youngsters doing various exercises. SCU. Group of young boys looking on, sitting down in their shorts. SV. Young boy on parallel bars with instructor standing by. Boy goes into upright position standing on hands on the bars. Boy falls sideways off with the instructor holding him safely to the ground. SV. Tamara Sevostyarnova on the mat. She starts to do various exercises. CU. Young girl sitting on grass, watching. SCU. Much younger girl, Tamara Pedosova, on the mat, doing the splits and various other exercises. SCU. Children sitting, watching. SV. The two eight year old acrobats, Tolya Ukhov and Tolya Forolev. They run towards each other. One jumps over the other, they roll on their backs and turn round and start to roll towards each other on their backs. One gets hold of the other and tosses him over his head. He then turns round and puts his head down between the other's legs behind him. CU. He then tosses him over his back. The one that was tossed comes forward and kicks the other one in the seat, pushing him on his stomach. He then pushes forward and grabs his ankle and turns him over on his back, puts his hands on his bent knees and goes forward. The other holds his shoulders and pushes him over. SCU. One lying on the ground and the other turns round, grabs his legs. The other on the ground grabs his legs and then they start rolling down the mat, one over the other.
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