A tremendous amount of work has been done with Gracie Gold this season. This work and the appearance of the skater did not pass by. Since her first appearance this season, she has been creating the image of a “golden” girl with her whole appearance and really looked like a champion. Her first short program to Gershwin’s music was probably too bold and non-standard, well, at least too non-standard for the Olympic season. But there was definitely something about her. And the costume for this program was perfectly matched. This dress is an example of how you can combine fabrics of different colors, but at the same time to make it look expensive and modern. The main idea of the dress is asymmetry. What you need for such an unusual program. The dress is simply strewn with crystals of various sizes, but at the box office you do not particularly notice them – they add shine, but you do not concentrate on them. Continue reading
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 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