Here I go, wandering away from orples and my books again. But then again, I want to keep my blog interesting, so I try to offer variety, thus I present this post as something different. It is a tribute to true love.
My father and I used to enjoy watching ice skating together when I was a teenager. Dad died in 1986,so I doubt he ever saw Ekaterina and Sergei skate together. It is too bad, because these two were among (if not) one of the greatest pair skaters alive, probably the best in their time. Before Sergei died at aged 28, he and Ekaterina married and had a daughter, who now sometimes skates with her mother.
Talk about a sad love story. These two beautiful skaters were meant to be together. What a team. They began skating when Ekaterina was 14 years old. At that time, she’d already been skating for 10 years.
The following videos pretty much tell their story and are worth watching if you enjoy ice skating. They are as one when they skate, and are a pure delight to watch.
1988 . The early years
A tribute to Sergei (get the tissues out)
Sergei’s Death (a summary as reported on the news at the time)