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    1968 Olympics-Full Programs

    Some kind soul has posted the full programs of the top skaters in all three disciplines from the Grenoble Games as aired on Russian television. I've been searching for most of my adult life for these! I've only ever seen partial clips at best of most of the competitors except for the Protopopovs. I've had to satisfy myself with vids from that year's Worlds and Nationals for the longest time.

    Great names like Fleming, the Protopopovs, John Misha Petkovic, Moskvina and Mishin (a very enjoyable pair with a glorious death spiral), etc. are all included.

    Funny note: the commentator doing the voice over for the Moskvina/Mishin program mentions Tamara doing a "Beillmann" spin at the end of their routine. Heh, ironic since she was doing them in pairs and singles many years before Denise even competed. So these programs are recaps.

    Please enjoy and comment.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/gem7ini

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    Wow how glorious! Thank you! I'll take my time thoroughly watching them, being amazed

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    Tremendous find, JCoates! Thanks so much. I'll watch and comment later.

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    I'm so thrilled that the Olympic skate of John Misha Petkevich is there

    Thank you so much jcoates!

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    Moskvina/Mishin were SO CUTE!

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    1968 OLYMPICS

    LADIES

    Gold: Peggy Fleming - USA

    Free Skate

    Free Skate - 2nd Version

    Free Skate - 3rd Version

    Free Skate - 4th Version

    Silver: Gabriele Seyfert - East Germany

    Free Skate

    Free Skate - 2nd Version

    Bronze: Hana Maskova - Czechoslovakia

    Free Skate (Complete)

    Free Skate - 2nd Version - short clip at beginning of video

    4th: Albertina Noyes - USA

    Free Skate

    Free Skate - 2nd Version

    5th: Beatrix Schuba - Austria

    Free Skate

    6th: Zsuzsa Almassy - Hungary

    Free Skate

    9th: Janet Lynn - USA

    Free Skate

    MENS

    Gold: Wolfgang Schwarz - Austria

    Free Skate

    Silver: Tim Wood - USA

    Free Skate

    Bronze: Patrick Péra - France

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    4th: Emmerich Danzer - Austria

    Free Skate

    5th: Gary Visconti - USA

    Free Skate

    6th: John Misha Petkevich - USA

    Free Skate

    9th: Sergei Chetverukhin - USSR

    Free Skate

    PAIRS

    Gold: Ludmila Protopopov & Oleg Protopopov - USSR

    Free Skate

    Free Skate - 2nd Version

    Silver: Tatyana Zhuk & Aleksandr Gorelik - USSR

    Free Skate

    Bronze: Margot Glockshuber & Wolfgang Danne - West Germany

    Free Skate

    4th: Heidemarie Steiner & Heinz-Ulrich Walther - East Germany

    Free Skate

    5th: Tamara Moskvina & Alexei Mishin - USSR

    Free Skate

    6th: Cynthia Kauffman & Ronald Kauffman - USA

    Free Skate

    Free Skate - 2nd Version

    1972 OLYMPICS

    The following features Janet Lynn, Karen Magnussen, and Trixie Schuba:

    Part 1, Part 2

    LADIES EVENT

    Gold: Beatrix Schuba - Austria

    Silver: Karen Magnussen - Canada

    Bronze: Janet Lynn - USA
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    Although the jumps were simpler in Peggy's time, she expressed the music so much better than most of the skaters today. When it was fast, she skated fast; when it was slow, she skated slow, and I loved the little dance she did in the middle. It was a pleasure to watch.

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    I love Peggy's program; it's the one of all these I'd seen before. Isn't that a jump combination she does near the beginning? She really excelled in all aspects of skating, both artistic and athletic, and even the school figures--which, notice, she won.

    The Protopopovs...wow. Talk about expressing emotion and music on the ice. That paired spiral is to die for: long, smooth, and just when you think they would have run out of propulsion, he pushes her forward to do a solo moment. What surprises me is how many jumps and lifts they do, far more than Moskvina and Mishin. (Who, I agree, were exceedingly appealing.) A bit of the commentary was in French, some of which I was able to catch and understand: "the security...the grace...the suppleness."

    I've watched Petkevich now but haven't seen Wood yet and am eager to. He was actually a world champion twice, so he was in some ways America's best of that era, though Misha P. is known for his free skating pyrotechnics.

    This is a treasure! I can't wait to watch more.

    Extra note of amusement: the guys I've seen so far, singles and pairs alike, all skate wearing the stretchier equivalent of a suit and tie. I remember someone, maybe Scott Hamilton, once saying that when he started skating, you looked like a waiter on ice. Remember Kurt Browning's "Casablanca" program, where Rick really was a sort of glorified waiter...wonder if, in addition to portraying the character, that was also intended as a tip of the hat to the traditional men's skating costume.
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