Flip and axel
Flip. Translated from English - “click”. In English it is sometimes called “toe salchow,” that is, “dental salchow,” but this is not true. The closest to the denticular flip is…

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2018 World Figure Skating Championships
Nightmare! Zagitova fell three times and was left without a medal Both Zagitova and Costner broke under the pressure of golden prospects and did not even get into medals. The…

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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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single skating

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

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

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 the lower age limit for skaters participating in adult ISU competitions from 15 to 17 years old. The topic arose shortly before Congress in the form of an urgent proposal, but most delegates voted against including it on the agenda.

Nevertheless, this issue was actively discussed in the media. The IFC magazine tried to figure out the essence, taking as a basis women’s single skating.

Since the first world championship in figure skating, which was held in St. Petersburg in 1896, figure Continue reading

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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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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BEST FIGURANTS OF THE WORLD
One of the most beautiful sports that are included in the program of the Olympic Games is figure skating. In addition to a wide variety of sports in various disciplines…

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Figure film: Sui blinded in one eye, heroic Alyona and Eric's adventures
By the number of movie episodes that can be woven into a script for a large screen, figure skating is beyond competition among all winter sports. The tournament of sports…

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