Thursday, August 30, 2007

Pic of the Week

When you think of great Olympic moments it is really hard to not remember this one. Gordeyeva and Grinkov were the 1988 Olympic Champions, they were arguably already among the greatest pair skaters of all time. You couldn't take your eye off of them and because of a weirdly placed Winter Olympics they got to skate for Olympic Gold again in 1994.

I will never forget that magical moment when the skated to "Moonlight Sonata." It was gorgeously choreographed by Marina Zoueva and based on Rodin's Sculptures. Truly one of the finest performances I've ever seen. It was an Olympic winning performace for the ages. And it didn't hurt the romantic mood that they were married.

This moment is bittersweet as the following year Sergei would die unexpectedly creating a great void in the figure skating community. But their legacy lives on through Katia and their beautiful performances which are simply timeless.

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