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    Most events prior to WW2 had 5 judges. At the 1947 Worlds where all the events were held in the same place (they had often been in different countries before the war) the men's event had 5 judges and the ladies 9 with the pairs getting 7. Go figure

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    Dick Button performing in Ice Capades in 1952 shortly after his retirement from competitive skating. After retiring, Button attended Harvard Law School and skated with Ice Capades during his Law School vacations

    Dick Button appaering in a Gene Kelly TV special in 1958
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    Quote Originally Posted by floskate View Post
    Most events prior to WW2 had 5 judges. At the 1947 Worlds where all the events were held in the same place (they had often been in different countries before the war) the men's event had 5 judges and the ladies 9 with the pairs getting 7. Go figure
    Thanks

    It's bizarre how different events had different numbers of judges in the same championships

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    It doesn't surprise me that pairs would have fewer, because fewer judges would have the expertise to be able to judge it.

    It does surprise me that men would have fewer judges than pairs.

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    Ice Follies of 1948 - featuring the Scotvold Twins, Joanne & Joyce. Their brother, Evy, would go on to coach Nancy Kerrigan with his wife, Mary, to the silver medal at the 1994 Olympics. They also coached Paul Wylie and Jennifer Kirk
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    Short clip of the 1948 Olympic Ladies and Men's Medal Ceremonies:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsSMRXPXQf8

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    Short clip of the 1948 Olympic Ladies and Men's Medal Ceremonies:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsSMRXPXQf8
    Great clip - many thanks. That clip was uploaded by the YouTube user - pianomanofvienna. Pianomanofvienna is actually Roman Seeliger - the son of Eva Pawlik and Rudi Seeliger.

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    We have become friends/shared video during the past several years.
    He realized that few people today knew about his parents place in the history of skating,
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    We have become friends/shared video during the past several years.
    How marvellous!

    For anybody who has never seen the footage Roman has uploaded from his mother, Eva Pawlik's, show skating career, it can be found here
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    Alena VrzŠňovŠ (later known as 'Aja Zanova' after she turned professional) finished 5th at the 1948 Olympics (skating for Czechoslovakia). She would go on to win the 1949 and 1950 World Championships, before retiring and defecting to the UK at the end of the 1949/50 season (later moving to the United States). Here is some footage from her career and here is an article about her

    In this interview, VrzŠňovŠ talks about her skating career, her defection, and her life. The interview was for Radio Prague and here is the audio version.
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    Here's another precious clip -Alena VrzŠňovŠ training with two British skaters in Richmond (1948)
    Be sure to watch until the finish!

    http://www.britishpathe.com/video/sk...ons/query/rink

    Here's a more recent interview, with transcript and video clips, she did for the National Czech Slovak Museum and Library:
    http://www.ncsml.org/Oral-History/Al...F=True#Parents
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    Here's another precious clip -Alena VrzŠňovŠ training with two British skaters in Richmond (1948)
    Be sure to watch until the finish!

    http://www.britishpathe.com/video/sk...ons/query/rink
    Many thanks. One of the skaters featured in that video is Valda Osborn. She went on to win the European title in 1953, and won the bronze medal at the World Championships the same year. She also finished 11th at the 1952 Olympics. This video features her winning the 1953 European title, and you will note who else is featured as well - Jennifer & John Nicks! They also won the European title that year, before going on to win the 1953 world title, whereupon they retired - as did Valda Osborn
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    Here you can see bits of Alena VrzŠňovŠ's and Dick Button's winning performances/getting their prices at 1949 Worlds in Paris.

    http://www.ina.fr/video/AFE04002058/...que-video.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nours View Post
    Here you can see bits of Alena VrzŠňovŠ's and Dick Button's winning performances/getting their prices at 1949 Worlds in Paris.

    http://www.ina.fr/video/AFE04002058/...que-video.html
    Great footage! Thank you. Also featured in the video are:-

    • Jacqueline du Bief of France (9th at 1949 Worlds), who went on to win the 1952 World title. She finished 16th at the 1948 Olympics and went on to win the bronze medal at the 1952 Olympics. Here is a 1957 interview with her

    • Yvonne Sherman of the USA, who was runner up at the 1949 World Championships. She finished 6th at the 1948 Olympics

    • Andrea Kťkesy / Ede KirŠly, who won the Pairs event at the 1949 World Championships. They won the silver medal at the 1948 Olympics
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    As well as landing the first ever 2A and the first triple jump (a loop), Dick Button is also credited with inventing the flying camel spin. It was originally known as the 'Button camel'

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    Here's another extended clip from 1949 Worlds, Paris.
    http://www.britishpathe.com/video/ic...ry/ice+skating

    Can someone help with identifying the skaters, other than Dick Button and Alena VrzŠňovŠ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    Here's another extended clip from 1949 Worlds, Paris.
    http://www.britishpathe.com/video/ic...ry/ice+skating

    Can someone help with identifying the skaters, other than Dick Button and Alena VrzŠňovŠ?
    More amazing footage! Thank you

    Also featured in the video are:-

    • The second male skater is Edi Rada of Austria (3rd at 1949 Worlds, 3rd at the 1948 Olympics)

    • The third male skater is some very rare footage of Carlo Fassi. He finished 8th at 1949 Worlds, his first appearance at a World Championships. He finished 15th at the 1948 Olympics, and would go on to win a bronze medal at the 1953 World Championships. He would also win the European title twice (1953 & 1954)

    • The second female skater is Yvonne Sherman of the USA, who was runner up at the 1949 World Championships. She finished 6th at the 1948 Olympics

    • The third female skater is Jeannette Altwegg who won the bronze medal at the 1949 World Championships, her first medal at a World Championships.


    Sadly, Yvonne Sherman passed away back in 2005. This was her New York Times obituary, and here is the annoucement that U.S. Figure Skating made at the time of her passing. As the U.S. Figure Skating announcement points out:-

    [Yvonne Sherman] Tutt was married to William Thayer Tutt, also a member of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Mr. Tutt brought the World Championships to the United States in 1957 for the first time since 1930 and was instrumental in the relocation of U.S. Figure Skating Headquarters as well as the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame to Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1979.
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    Exhibition by members of the 1948 US Olympic team, prior to the Games:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew0TAiN6cao

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    Barbara Ann Scott was so dominant. She won pretty much every event she was in. I wonder how many world and olympic titles she might have without the war.

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