The vicissitudes of fate
May in Beijing is almost the beginning of summer, the temperature exceeded 35 ℃, but one pair still worked hard on various movements on the ice rink. This year she…

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Braking
What a skater does not like fast skating. Imagine, we are flying, accelerating and rejoicing in speed, as a tall and not soft side grows in front of us. At…

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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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uncoordination

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The best costumes of the skaters in the Olympic season

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

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

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The most terrible tragedies in the world of figure skating
The absurd death of the 25-year-old titled figure skater Denis Ten showed that youth and fame cannot protect even the darlings of the whole world from premature departure. There is…

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"And after 50 years I see myself in figure skating." Rika Kihira
Japanese figure skater Rika Kihira gained worldwide fame after winning the 2018 Grand Prix Final in Vancouver. Then she beat the Olympic champion Alina Zagitova, and set a new world…

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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…

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Evgenia Tarasova
Although the competitions in figure skating are filled with tenderness and romance, and the participants seem weightless nymphs who soar above the ice, the backstage of this sport is amazing.…

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