"Their presence really shoots right around this ice rink."
I cannot believe the judges in Calgary failed to go Torvill and Dean over them. "It was as though she was floating on air."
"All of a sudden, the anxiety of watching pairs evaporates as you watch this couple."
"They are the only couple who gains speed on this maneuver."
"It's the story of their life that they're telling. This section is about their love for each other."
I liked them so much better by 1994 when she looked like a lady instead of a little girl. But yes, they are iconic and the reason I fell in love with pair skating!ReplyDelete
I miss that speed. They were incredible.ReplyDelete
We always knew how special Katia was, but when I look back at the old videos, you see how absolutely magnificient Sergei was as well. He exuded lot of grace and beauty without compromising his masculinity in the least. To this day, I still have a hard time listening to Moonlight Sonata because it reminds me so much of them and the subsequent tragedy. Went to Target a few years ago and near the greeting cards, they have that CD machine that samples those generic "relaxation" CDs. It was playing Moonlight Sonata, and I started to cry for no other reason except that Sergei and Katia crossed my mind. I had to go a corner and hide for a minute to regain my composure lest someone think I was crazy! Damn, I still miss the guy!ReplyDelete
They were such beautiful couple and really gorgeous. Wonder why so many times in the interviews though katia looks with such huge smie at Sergei and he so often doesn't look back? Maybe he is shy?ReplyDelete
THEY WERE SO CUTE.ReplyDelete
hey AJ do you think they stole the 94' gold from M&D like many ppl seem to think. i personally found M&D's skating sloppy even with all the so called creativity.ReplyDelete
It is a pedestrian opinion to think that M+D deserved the '94 gold. G+G were vastly superior that the two minor minor errors by Sergei don't make a difference. If you were judging it by IJS, the difference in GOE and PCS would be off the charts. Almost every single element by G+G deserved a +3.ReplyDelete
Bunny Rabbit... I have the opposite reaction to Moonlight Sonata. I have it as my ringtone, in the memory of this beautiful team!ReplyDelete