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For American fans, those are the names to remember when the world’s foremost female figure skaters take the ice in hopes of prevailing in what traditionally is the most hyped and celebrated competition of the Winter Olympics. But there’s one glaring difference between these three and the many U. If all goes exceedingly well, one of them might rise to the occasion for a bronze medal. But don’t expect to see them penciled in anywhere for gold. That’s a tough reality to accept for U. And it’s tougher still for history buffs who treasure golden memories of legends Peggy Fleming from and Dorothy Hamill in A third consecutive shutout would mark their longest absence from the podium in Olympic history.

2019 Russian Figure Skating Championships

T he Winter Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea, will be an extravaganza of cold weather sports, over which the real-life couples of ice skating will arguably take the center stage. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that many of the figure skating and ice dancing pairs at the Winter Olympics are couples both on and off the ice — after all, partners that skate together, stay together. Both skated with other partners beforehand but what will make this Olympics even more special is that this will be the first games that the pair will be competing as a real-life couple.

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Ekaterina Gordeeva

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For decades, the emphasis in figure skating for Russia (and the bygone Soviet Union) was on pairs, where they enjoyed an Olympic dynasty from

The event features the top 10 countries, each comprised of one man, one woman, one pair and one ice dance couple. A country is allowed two substitutions between the short and long programs. Canada will be represented by three-time world champion Patrick Chan , 23, Toronto, Ont. World bronze medalists Meagan Duhamel , 28, Lively, Ont.

The entries for the ice dance and ladies short programs will be made on February 7. Canada will enter the competition as the number one ranked team. The top five teams from the short programs will advance to the free skates. First place earns 10 points; second place earns nine points down to tenth place earning one point. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

These Figure Skating Pairs Are Actual Couples IRL

In a world where contact sports like football and soccer seem to rule supreme, it’s surprising that so many people become transfixed by competitive figure skating. On the surface, the sport may seem pretty girly. After all, competitors routinely wear tights, sparkly costumes and enough stage makeup to keep L’Oreal in business. The reality is that these athletes have devoted their lives to projecting an image of effortless grace, when in fact it takes strength, balance, flexibility and even pain to pull off an excellent program.

When ice skating took shape in its earliest form, it was for transportation purposes rather than fun.

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Figure skating seems to be a great place for romance. Several skaters have met at the rink and have had romances. This is a list of just some skating related romances and marriages. They began skating together in and started dating in Jack Courtney and Sheryl Trueman Courtney’s story may be perhaps the most romantic skating story in history since they have known each other for their entire lives. They were roller skating champions before they were ice skaters and they were the first American roller pair team to win the World Roller Skating title.

Jack won worlds in both singles and pairs in He also won the U. Senior men’s title in singles in roller skating five times and the national senior pair title was won by Jack and Sheryl four times. They went their separate ways in the late s, but in , they reunited and married. Russian pair skaters Gordeeva and Grinkov won virtually every competition they entered.

They won the Olympics in both and

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Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, a Russian-born figure skater who competed for Australia in the Olympics, died Friday. She was The cause of her death has not been disclosed. Alexandrovskaya retired in February due to injury, according to the BBC. Tributes have flooded in for Australian Olympic ice skater Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya who has died in Moscow.

Today in Sochi, Russia Canada announced its entries for the men’s and pair short program for the first ever figure skating team event at the Olympic Winter.

Figure skating’s Grand Prix Series will go ahead as scheduled this fall, with modifications due to the coronavirus pandemic. More Links. Top Figure Skating Video More Headlines. French investigation exposes more than 20 skating coaches. More than 20 coaches French ice skating coaches have been identified following an investigation into accusations of sexual assault, harassment or violence.

The Junior Grand Prix Series, a top set of early season competitions for skaters mostly ages , was canceled due to the coronavirus. Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, Olympic figure skater, dies at Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, an Australian Olympic pairs’ figure skater, has died at age The Peggy Fleming Trophy, the first virtual figure skating competition, acted as possible proof-of-concept to offer a chance to preserve some of the figure skating season.

Figure skating Grand Prix events in China remain scheduled. Tai Babilonia, a U. Winter Olympic original, credits figure skating trailblazer. Jason Brown remains optimistic facing uncertain skating season.

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Figure skating and ice hockey were the go-to outdoor pastimes of pairs or ice dancing – in all Winter Olympic games from to date.

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 from , before winning Olympic gold at the Winter Games in Innsbruck. Belousova passed away in September Soviet dominance stretches past the Olympics and includes the world championships in pairs skating.

From the Soviet Union won 23 of 26 Worlds gold medals, never placing worse than silver during this stretch. During this era, the Soviets earned gold and silver in the same competition 12 times and swept the Worlds podium twice and Irina Rodnina was the Soviet star of the 70s, winning ten straight world championship golds and three Olympic golds in , and The first four Worlds golds and Olympic victory was alongside Alexei Ulanov, but after just weeks after their Olympic victory in , Rodina fell hard during practice and suffered concussion and bad head trauma.

She was sidelined for weeks before picking Alexander Zaitsev as her new partner to complete her control of the sport. With Zaitsev, Rodnina picked up six more Worlds golds and two more Olympic golds.

Tatiana LYIROVA / Maksim SELKIN Short Program Russian Figure Skating Championships 2018