"Exhausted to death": how Tutberidze drives a Japanese
The Japanese skater Shoma Uno has been training for several weeks in a group with Russian specialist Eteri Tutberidze at a base in Novogorsk. Other athletes from Khrustalny are delighted…

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Brady Tennell
Beginning of figure skating Brady Tennell Tennell was born on January 31, 1998 in Chicago and began to skate at the age of 2 years. She just doesn’t remember how…

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Satoko Miyahara
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,…

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Alina Zagitova

Alina Zagitova is one of the best skaters in the world, performing in the women’s single discipline of figure skating. For the titles that Alina won before adulthood, many athletes strive all their lives. What caused this success: the pursuit of excellence, hard work or good heredity? In the biography of the girl, each of these criteria is placed on the title step of the pedestal.

Childhood
In the late spring, May 18, 2002, in the large educational and cultural center of the Urals and the Volga region, Izhevsk, the first-born was born into the Zagitov family. Literally a year, the baby lived without a name: parents were so reverent about this issue that they could not come to a common denominator. Until one day they saw the broadcast of the performance of the famous gymnast Alina Kabaeva. Alina is a gentle and melting name on her lips, however the character of the name identifies nature with a firm and unshakable inner core. The parents of the little girl looked at each other and in an instant decided to name their eldest daughter Alina.

Ilnaz Nasikhovich Zagitov, coach of the hockey team, for all his childhood and youth served for his two daughters – Continue reading

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 no more beautiful sport than figure skating. Even during official competitions, costumes and music delight the eyes and soul of the audience, and demonstration performances are real performances. The word “tragedy” is incompatible with this holiday of life. Nevertheless, they occur with these seemingly favorites of fortune. Continue reading

Injuries and stress are the flip side to the success of Russian skaters

Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva has already twice been a world champion and, by all accounts, was the main contender for the 2018 Winter Olympics gold. This was considered a few weeks before her eighteenth birthday last fall.

At the competitions held in October in Moscow, she laughed at ease. A few months earlier, she embodied on the ice the image of the anime character Sailor Moon in the costume of a Japanese schoolgirl, turning into a superheroine. Then she was the tragic heroine of Tolstoy Anna Karenina and joked: “In this program, I show that I will not be an old maid.”

She wore a toy cat like an amulet and became a prominent representative of the Russian Olympians. She Continue reading

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Evgenia Medvedeva: moving to Canada was the sharpest turn in my life
The Moscow stage of the Grand Prix in figure skating was marked by many achievements - the Russians were the first in all kinds of programs, and some of them…

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How to teach your child to skate?
We are ready to go on the ice. Before taking the child to the ice, ride a little yourself, feel confident on the ice. What exercises can I use here?…

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Caitlin Osmond
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…

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Who judges the skaters, where the referees are trained, and what influences their decisions. Figure skating
They get a penny, dance on a pole and endure threats. “SE” answers the eternal question “Who are the judges?” This season, judges in figure skating are some of the…

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