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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Carolina Costner
For the beauty, femininity and incredible talent, Carolina Costner was nicknamed Princess Caro. Costner is also known for being one of the few skaters who can perform complex triple cascades.…

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Mikhail Kolyada
About five years ago, only a narrow circle of specialists knew about Mikhail Kolyada, and there was a little more circle of fans. Now the young figure skater is the…

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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 record in the short program, before which also belonged to Alina Zagitova.

Kihira burst into the world arena in figure skating, like a bolt from the blue

Rika Kihira was born on July 21, 2002 in Nishinomiya, Japan. Kihira has the simplest family, her mother works in a supermarket, and her father in the office, the girl’s relatives are not involved in sports. Ricky has an older sister, Mo, who began to practice figure skating in her childhood, but subsequently left this sport. Rika Continue reading

Rika Kihira

Rika Kihira is a talented athlete from Japan, who won the fans of figure skating with a difficult program at the world stages of the Grand Prix. The ease of riding and clean jumps made it inaccessible in terms of points for rivals. He is the first skater to complete a bunch of axel jumps in three turns and a triple jump. He is mastering the jumps in four turns and plans to take part in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, where he will fight for the gold medal.

Childhood and youth
The future skater was born on July 21, 2002. She has a simple family – Katsumi Kihira’s father works in the office, Mika’s mother in the supermarket. There is an older sister Mo, who is studying for an actress Continue reading

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

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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AGE NOT INTERFERENCE?
The Congress of the International Ice Skating Union (ISU), held in the summer of Spanish Seville, did not consider the issue submitted by the Netherlands Ice Skating Union to raise…

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In legendary costumes and in the final of the world Grand Prix
In these costumes Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov won the silver of the World Cup in 2011. We hope that they bring luck to Alina and Roman in the Grand…

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Salkhov, Oiler, Valley
Salchow. Usually the first jump for beginners. The approach from the arc back and forth, a push with the swing of the free leg around the body. Named after the…

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