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…

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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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Rittberger and Lutz
Rittberger, aka “loop jump”, or Loop in English. It differs in that it is performed almost without the swing of the free leg. It bears the name of the German…

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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

Nathan Chen

The world champion in figure skating in Saitama was Nathan Chen, a 19-year-old US skater. “Match TV” tells his unusual, powerful story.
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Nathan Chen was born May 5, 1999 in Salt Lake City, Utah – in the region of the Rocky Mountains, snow peaks, cold lakes and the 2002 Winter Olympics. He is the son of Chinese immigrants, the youngest of 5 children. Nathan’s parents are ordinary people with modest means, which is somewhat rare for North American skaters.

Nathan began to engage in figure skating at the age of 3 (just in the wake of the Olympics) on his sister’s white girl’s skates. When the skates became small, Nate’s parents turned to the Michael Weiss Foundation, which helps young talented athletes. In the fund, Nathan was allocated $ 200 to buy a new Continue reading

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 is 20 years old, he is 23 years old, in her eyes he is stubborn, a little “stupid”, but, of course, always showing concern, like an older brother; in his eyes she is able to endure difficulties, she has a wide soul, and at the same time she is very smart.

They are partners in pair skating in the Chinese figure skating team, the girl’s name is Sui Wenjing, and the young man is Han Tsun. Shortly before that, they won a silver medal at the 2015 World Figure Skating Championships. After the performance, their tears of tenderness touched the audience to the core. After all, this is their first medal at the World Cup in all those 8 years that they are professionally engaged in ice skating.

Tears after the race

Let’s go back two months ago. On March 26, in Shanghai, the second day of the 2015 World Figure Skating Continue reading

Vanessa James and Morgan Sipre skated their free hand at the 2019 World Team Championship in a single rush and won
Yes, it happens. If you have not seen the powerful free program of the gorgeous French couple Vanessa James-Morgan Sipre, be sure to check it out. This rental was the…

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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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"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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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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