Wide World Figure Skating Milestones and Highlights
1962 APRIL 1 -- Wide World of Sports broadcasts the World Figure Skating Championships for the first time from Prague, Czechoslovakia. Don Jackson of Canada completed the first triple lutz jump ever in world competition. In that same competition the Jelinek's, Maria and Otto, won the gold medal for Canada in the pairs. They remain one of the great stories in Wide World of Sports history, as they and their family had escaped from Czechoslovakia in 1949, but were celebrated in their return.