150 shades of gray. Amazing figure skating records
January 20, 2006, the Russian figure skater Irina Slutskaya for the first time in her life woke up an outstanding record holder. The day before, she won the European Championships…

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Samarin: I am glad that I managed to break into the top six skaters
Recently, Russian singles are the main hopes, discoveries and sensations in the world of figure skating. However, this season our men - Alexander Samarin and Dmitry Aliyev - also made…

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Nathan Chen
The world champion in figure skating in Saitama was Nathan Chen, a 19-year-old US skater. “Match TV" tells his unusual, powerful story. Match tv Nathan Chen was born May 5,…

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Best in pair skating

Russia in pairs skating for titles, regalia and world famous athletes is much more lucky than in single.

Even those who are very far from the world of sports know Russian pair skaters by their last names and faces.

Our pair Oleg Protopopov and Lyudmila Belousova won the first Olympic “gold” back in 1964, again in 1968. They are the authors of many elements, which to this day are included in the mandatory program of performances around the world. At that time, this couple was the only one who rode like no one else could. Continue reading

The best Russian skaters of the last four years (and what happened to them)

the 2013/14 season she won both the qualifying stages of the Grand Prix, became the second in the final, and then impressed everyone with a magnificent victory at the European Championship. At the Games in Sochi, she won first places in both programs of the team tournament and made the maximum contribution to the Olympic triumph of the Russian team.

A fall

Sochi-2014 already performed much weaker in the personal tournament than in the team tournament: only 5th place. And for the next three seasons, she did not win a single major tournament and never even got into the national team at the European Championship or World Cup. Last summer, she completed Continue reading

The brightest single skaters in history

YULIA LIPNITSKAYA

The youngest winner in the history of Olympic figure skating Yulia Lipnitskaya became the main sensation of Sochi-2014. The 15-year-old skater, who, among other venerable pros, won the team competition, was applauded by President V.V. Putin, stars of Russian figure skating and all the Western media without exception. “With her incredibly light triple jumps, acrobatic spins and champion temperament, Julia Lipnitskaya led Russia to the first gold award in the Sochi Olympics,” writes The Washington Post. In addition, Steven Spielberg himself wrote her a touching letter, stunned by her skating to the music from his film Schindler’s List. Continue reading

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Best in pair skating
Russia in pairs skating for titles, regalia and world famous athletes is much more lucky than in single. Even those who are very far from the world of sports know…

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Jump Axel
How much of this word! Especially when it comes to jumping in figure skating. Sometimes to win you need to make one single jump, and you are a champion! Today,…

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Nathan Chen
The world champion in figure skating in Saitama was Nathan Chen, a 19-year-old US skater. “Match TV" tells his unusual, powerful story. Match tv Nathan Chen was born May 5,…

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Legends of Russian figure skating
Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov. Two-time Olympic champions, four-time world and European champions, six-time USSR champions. It was Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov who became the founders of the wonderful…

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