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Newsview Young World: A Day in the Life of Gymnast Monica Rutherford

A television crew documents a day in the life of a Sunderland gymnastics champion and Tokyo Olympics competitor.

News 1964 5 mins

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Ideal fodder for Tyne Tees Television, a local girl makes good in the world of sport. The news team records a down-to-earth day in the life of a passionate Sunderland gymnast as she trains on Roker beach and takes time off for a spot of romance in Mowbray Park. Monica Rutherford represented Britain in artistic gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.