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 school of Soviet figure skating. In 1964, they won the first gold medal in the history of Soviet figure skating.
The Soviet sports leadership did not differ in favor of this duet, despite this, Belousova and Protopopov continued to shine on the ice until 1969, when in 1979 an event occurred that changed their life. During a tour in Switzerland, Belousova and Protopopov decided to stay there. Their names were deleted from all Soviet directories telling about the Olympic achievements. Continue reading
The biography of Caitlin Osmond seems to be plotted off from the biography of one Russian figure skater. Although, of course, this could not be, because Caitlin is three years older than her. You guessed it, right? Of course, this is a biography of Yulia Lipnitskaya.
Caitlin Osmond is the 2017 Canadian champion and one of the best skaters in the world. But this is not the most important thing, you will read about titles on Wikipedia. Another thing is important. Osmond is a girl who shatters the idea of figure skating to smithereens and happily stomps on fragments of misunderstandings dusting under the skates. Continue reading
Satoko Miyahara’s jumps are criticized – low, they say. But I would call the jumps not low, but rather small – in English there is such a beautiful word tiny, meaning something small, but with a positive connotation. Small, neat jumps – such as Satoko herself. They have aesthetics and taste.
In Satoko Miyahara there is tenacity, it seems to me that she is very persistent in the good sense of the word, she goes out and starts brazenly (despite the low jumps) to ride.
Acquaintance with Satoko Miyahara’s figure skating.
Satoko Miyahara was born in Kyoto in 1998. She has been practicing figure skating from a young age, she has shown very good results for her age. Three times performed at the junior world championships (2012), (2013) and (2014). In 2013, Satoko Miyahara won a bronze medal in a difficult fight in the national championship.
In early 2014, she was sent to the championship of the four continents in Taipei. This was due to the fact that the main Japanese team went to Sochi. Satoko managed to win a silver medal there, Miyahara repeated the same Continue reading