Another Hungarian newsreel clip, although this one unfortunately has very faint sound. 1948 European Championship - Prague, Czechoslovakia http://filmhiradok.nava.hu/watch.php?id=6652 Skater IDs and rough synopsis of the commentary: Alena Vrzáňová (Czechoslovakia) executed a well-received program, took the bronze medal. The young pair Blažena Knittlová / Karel Vosátka, (Czechoslovakia) were a pleasant surprise, winning second place silver out of 11 competitors. Andrea Kékesy / Ede Király (Hungary) captivated the crowd and won the pairs competition. Defending 1947 Ladies World Champion Barbara Ann Scott (Canada) takes the 1948 European title. Gorgeous style of skating presented by Dick Button (United States) - almost without opponents, a high-ranking European victory. Some competition tidbits... The winning Hungarian pair also competed in singles - Andrea Kékesy placing 7th in Ladies and Ede Király placing 4th in the Men's comp. Interesting Slutskaya-Butyrskaya-esque Czechoslovak rivalry between 16yr old Alena "Aja" Vrzáňová (3rd) vs. her slightly younger teammate, Jiřína Nekolová (4th) - who spent the summer training in Canada as a guest of Barbara Ann Scott. Both ladies do well at the Olympics (Nekolová 4th, Vrzáňová 5th), and 1948 Worlds (Nekolová bronze, Vrzáňová 5th.) By 1949, Vrzáňová packs a 2 Lutz and begins to dominate. During the 1950 season both emigrate. Nekolová quietly obtains political asylum while training in the UK, skating 1950 Worlds under the ISU flag. Team Vrzáňová launches a not-so-quiet defection in London right after her victory at the World Championship. Both start their pro careers and join ice revues.