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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Yuzuru Hanyu
Biography Yuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese skater who, despite her young age, is already called the legend and pride of the country. The young man has already managed to set…

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Yuzuru Hanyu
Biography Yuzuru Hanyu is a Japanese skater who, despite her young age, is already called the legend and pride of the country. The young man has already managed to set…

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sports leadership

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 school of Soviet figure skating. In 1964, they won the first gold medal in the history of Soviet figure skating.

The Soviet sports leadership did not differ in favor of this duet, despite this, Belousova and Protopopov continued to shine on the ice until 1969, when in 1979 an event occurred that changed their life. During a tour in Switzerland, Belousova and Protopopov decided to stay there. Their names were deleted from all Soviet directories telling about the Olympic achievements. Continue reading

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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How often do you need to sharpen your skate blades?
Firstly, if these are new skates, sharpening is definitely necessary. Do not flatter yourself at the factory that someone will sharpen your blades. They already have enough work. That the…

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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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How often do you need to sharpen your skate blades?
Firstly, if these are new skates, sharpening is definitely necessary. Do not flatter yourself at the factory that someone will sharpen your blades. They already have enough work. That the…

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