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Apart from being an absolute fitness disciplinarian, I am thinking that the secret the Biellmann's jumping longevity, is that her jumps travelled across the ice more than up. It must have been so much easier on her knees as well.
 

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Resurrecting this thread as I am finally back to posting some skating after a long hiatus.

Firstly, a really cool montage of footage I put together years ago and for some reason never posted. It's all pre-war skaters and is really a tribute to the early pioneers of the sport containing footage from the early 1900's through to 1939.

Not Forgotten - Figure Skating Immortals
https://youtu.be/CYOqDxhDZVk

We all owe this next lady a huge debt of gratitude.It was Janet Sawbridge who, having turned to coaching after retiring from her own competitive career as an international ice dancer, had the idea to try out two young skaters together training in Nottingham. Their names? Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean. Their legacy stems from Janet's initial foresight to see their potential together. And I for one am hugely grateful!! But Janet had a stellar career of her own. From 1963 to 1974; a phenomenally long career for the time, Janet was one of the most successful ice dancers in the world. She was a multiple British Champion and World and European medallist, but what makes Janet's career so unique is that she was able to stay at the very top of the sport with three different partners and without ever missing a season. Twelve consecutive world championships with three different partners!! Each of her three skating partnerships won medals at the highest levels of international competition; a unique achievement in skating. Here, Janet and her third partner Peter Dalby skate to the bronze medal at the 1972 European Championships behind the shock result of the decade when the Bucks beat Pakhomova & Gorshkov. This includes the medal ceremony (where I am living for Ludmilla's bevel) for quite obvious reasons. Who WAS that man? I uploaded this for Janet herself and I'm proud to have been able to get to know this fabulous lady!

Janet Sawbridge & Peter Dalby - 1972 Europeans FD & Podium
https://youtu.be/L9D-4LWwePc

HAppy New Year!!
 

essence_of_soy

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Resurrecting this thread as I am finally back to posting some skating after a long hiatus.

Firstly, a really cool montage of footage I put together years ago and for some reason never posted. It's all pre-war skaters and is really a tribute to the early pioneers of the sport containing footage from the early 1900's through to 1939.

Not Forgotten - Figure Skating Immortals
https://youtu.be/CYOqDxhDZVk

We all owe this next lady a huge debt of gratitude.It was Janet Sawbridge who, having turned to coaching after retiring from her own competitive career as an international ice dancer, had the idea to try out two young skaters together training in Nottingham. Their names? Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean. Their legacy stems from Janet's initial foresight to see their potential together. And I for one am hugely grateful!! But Janet had a stellar career of her own. From 1963 to 1974; a phenomenally long career for the time, Janet was one of the most successful ice dancers in the world. She was a multiple British Champion and World and European medallist, but what makes Janet's career so unique is that she was able to stay at the very top of the sport with three different partners and without ever missing a season. Twelve consecutive world championships with three different partners!! Each of her three skating partnerships won medals at the highest levels of international competition; a unique achievement in skating. Here, Janet and her third partner Peter Dalby skate to the bronze medal at the 1972 European Championships behind the shock result of the decade when the Bucks beat Pakhomova & Gorshkov. This includes the medal ceremony (where I am living for Ludmilla's bevel) for quite obvious reasons. Who WAS that man? I uploaded this for Janet herself and I'm proud to have been able to get to know this fabulous lady!

Janet Sawbridge & Peter Dalby - 1972 Europeans FD & Podium
https://youtu.be/L9D-4LWwePc

HAppy New Year!!
If Janet's Wiki page is correct, it's crazy that she competed in the one season with two different partners.

Janet placed 6th at the 1971 European Championships with Jon Lane, then a month or so later was 5th with her new partner, Peter Dalby, at the 1971 World Championships


Thank you for sharing your amazing archive with us, @floskate
 

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If Janet's Wiki page is correct, it's crazy that she competed in the one season with two different partners.

Janet placed 6th at the 1971 European Championships with Jon Lane, then a month or so later was 5th with her new partner, Peter Dalby, at the 1971 World Championships


Thank you for sharing your amazing archive with us, @floskate
That's not right. Jon retired at the end of the 1969 season having skated with her from 1966. He now coaches in Canada and his wife is Carol Lane, the commentator and ice dance coach.

Janet teamed up with Peter Dalby in the 1969 off season and competed through to 1974 together.
 

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That's not right. Jon retired at the end of the 1969 season having skated with her from 1966. He now coaches in Canada and his wife is Carol Lane, the commentator and ice dance coach.

Janet teamed up with Peter Dalby in the 1969 off season and competed through to 1974 together.
I found it odd, to say the least. That certainly makes more sense now. Thank you for clarification.

I think someone needs to alert Janet's Wiki page. Or at least, how I interpreted her successive partnerships.

Given Jon Lane's connection to Janet (and how she suggested T & D pair up), I wonder how influenced Carol Lane was by Torvill & Dean in choosing the music from Mack & Mabel for Piper and Paul this season.
 
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Given Jon Lane's connection to Janet (and how she suggested T & D pair up), I wonder how influenced Carol Lane was by Torvill & Dean in choosing the music from Mack & Mabel for Piper and Paul this season.
Carol competed against Torvill and Dean. She said in one of the interviews that she decided to retire when she saw their Mack and Mable, it was that good. T&D are also her favourite ice dance team.
 

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Speaking of Torvill & Dean here is probably byhe rarest film if their early skating. To find any recordings of OSPs back in the 1970's is hard enough but early OSP's by T&D? Impossible.....

Until now!! Here they are skating to the Masquerade Waltz on their way to winning their first National title (1979 British Championship) which took place in November 1978. Super rare and super gorgeous.

Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean - 1978/9 British Ice Dance Championship OSP

 

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Speaking of Torvill & Dean here is probably byhe rarest film if their early skating. To find any recordings of OSPs back in the 1970's is hard enough but early OSP's by T&D? Impossible.....

Until now!! Here they are skating to the Masquerade Waltz on their way to winning their first National title (1979 British Championship) which took place in November 1978. Super rare and super gorgeous.

Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean - 1978/9 British Ice Dance Championship OSP

Even at this early stage of their career, some of the trademark T & D styling is already evident.

I'm reminded of their famous Pasa Doble OSP Cape Dance from watching this YouTube video, too.
 

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