Soviet Pair Get Top Marks in Ice Dance
Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko, runners-up the last four years, earned two perfect 6.0s to take the original set pattern portion of the ice dance competition at the World Figure Skating Championships Thursday in Paris.
The Soviet couple gained top marks from the Soviet and Czechoslovakian judges with a Charleston routine that kept them on course for the gold medal with only the free dance to come.
Susan Wynne and Joseph Druar of the United States stayed in fifth place in the ice dance.
Jill Trenary, the United States champion, made a solid start in her bid for the women’s title by placing second in the compulsory figures behind European champion Claudia Leistner of West Germany.