The last big skating scandalat the Olympics, also involved Russian skaters when a French judge allegedly voted for the Russian pair to win gold over the Canadians in exchange for Russian votes for a French dance win. But if the team event, which gave Russia its first gold of the Games, is any indication, such talk may only flare up again over the next two weeks as the skaters shed their team mantles and return to their individual events. Skaters are revered heroes, and with their rich history in dance and ballet, Russian skaters have graced the podium in every discipline — ladies, men, pairs and ice dance — at nearly every Winter Olympics.
Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singlespair skatingand ice dancing. The results are among the criteria used to select Russia's teams to the European Championships and World Championships. In the —19 seasonRussian skaters will compete in domestic qualifying events and national championships for various age levels.
Russian pairs skating dominance is unlike anything we have seen in the United States. Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov were the first of five straight teams who would combine to win seven gold medals until the fall of the Soviet Union in Belousova and Potopopov began their reign by winning three straight silver world championships frombefore winning Olympic gold at the Winter Games in Innsbruck.
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To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems. Sergei Grinkov, the classic Russian pairs skater who won two Olympic gold medals with his wife and partner, Yekaterina Gordeyeva, died suddenly yesterday in Lake Placid, N.
The drama between American figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan is legendary and at this point, Oscar-nominated. InKerrigan was attacked after practice at the U. Figure Skating Championships, when she was whacked in the knee with a crowbar.
The Winter Olympics are upon us! Yesterday, February 8th, the team figure skating competition kicked off with incredible performances. And one of the pairs turning heads was the incredible Russian duo Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov.
For any athlete, performing before a home crowd as a heavy favorite in the wake of previous failures looms as a dangerous, double-edged sword. The scenario includes support from the locals that can make souls soar, but it comes at the high price of an enormous amount of additional pressure to succeed. No two athletes at the Sochi Olympics have appeared to embrace this more completely or more effectively than Russian pairs figure skaters Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov.
Judges are human, after all! There is no finish line or game clock, no goal or net to help determine the victor. That lies in the hands of the judges, and there is nearly always somebody — whether it is the skaters themselves or super fans on Twitter — who disagrees with the outcome.
This promising pair took home the gold medal at the U. Championships but finished just short of the podium in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. They were in a relationship for about two and a half years before calling it off—so they could focus on their performance on the ice, according to the NY Post.