P242 ORACLE 242 Fri 4 Feb ITN 2100:00  EUROPEAN  FIGURE   CH'SHIPS British champion Karen Wood has withdrawn from the free-skating final in Dortmund because of a heavy cold. Wood has had a poor week at the championships and was lying only 18th after the short prograllfN After a season of second-place finishes Katarina Witt has the confidence to win the women's title tonight. The 17-year-old East German's only real rival for the gold medal is Elena Vodorezova, 19, of the Soviet Union. Witt finished second in the compulsory figures but passed the Russian girl in the short programme.
P242 ORACLE 242 Fri 4 Feb ITN 2130:00  EUOPEAN  FIGURE   CH'SHIPS East German Katarina Witt has won the women's gold medal in DortmundN The win for the 17-year-old comes after a season of second-place finishes. She finished second in the compulsory figures but passed her only real rival, Elena Vodorezova of the Soviet Union, in the short programmeN British champion Karen Wood withdrew from the free-skating final because of a heavy cold. She had had a poor week at the championships and was lying only 18th after the short programme.