Ekaterina Gordeeva - Wikipedia
Ekaterina "Katia" Alexandrovna Gordeeva is a Russian figure skater. Together with her partner and husband, the late Sergei Grinkov, she was the and. Feb 10, Figure skating pairs and ice dancing pairs tend to have incredible in the Olympic Winter Games Sochi, Russia, but did not medal. Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim aren't exactly dating — they are married. Feb 9, Russian figure skaters Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov won gold in skating together in , and not long after, they started dating.
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Their state wedding was on 20 April and the church wedding was on 28 April. From November through Aprilthey toured with Stars on Ice for the first time.
Shortly after Daria's birth, Gordeeva resumed training for the new season of Stars on Ice, which premiered in November and continued through the following April. Inthe couple won their second Olympic gold medal in LillehammerOpplandNorway.
They planned to return to Stars on Ice for their fourth season with the tour.
On 20 Novemberwhile the pair were rehearsing in Lake Placid, New York for opening night of the upcoming tour, Grinkov collapsed on the ice and died at age 28 from a massive heart attack. They didn't make noise when they skated.
They moved so fluidly that their blades whispered over the ice rather than scratching at it. In FebruaryGordeeva returned to the ice, this time as a solo performer.
Gordeeva has said that she felt as if she skated with Sergei that night, that she was "double strong" because she felt him with her. Swift, she told her story in a book titled My Sergei: She published a second book in Apriltitled A Letter for Daria. Inshe told an interviewer that "My life of great skating, and skating with him, is over I don't try to go now for Olympics. I take skating for a job. Gordeeva has returned to the tour as a guest star many times, but has never returned to full-time touring.
In addition to tours and shows, Gordeeva competed successfully as a professional solo skater, finishing as high as second place at the World Professional Championships in While she has never returned to pair skating as a full-time endeavor, she has performed pair elements in many shows through the years with partners including Artur DmitrievAnton SikharulidzeDavid Pelletier and John Zimmerman. For the — season of Stars on Ice, she and fellow Russians Ilia KulikElena Bechke and Denis Petrov performed a quartet which showcased her pair skills, and in —, she and Kulik skated a romantic duet during the tour.
Gordeeva has signed several endorsement contracts, the most notable of which was with Target and led to two perfumes "Katia" and "Katia Sport" which were sold through Target stores. She has represented Rolex and also appeared with Daria in a " Got Milk?
My Sergei: A Love Story by Ekaterina Gordeeva
During that show inthe mother-daughter duo became a trio when they were joined by Gordeeva's younger daughter, Liza, and all three skated together to "Homesick" performed live by The Cheetah Girls. Daria gave up figure skating in She skated in honor of Grinkov. Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland, Team Great Britain ice dancing The British pair are a couple on and off the ice and have been skating together since According to ShapeNick said that their relationship has helped the couple focus on their goals as competitors.
The pair are both ice skaters, but compete separately; Ondrej, who was born in the Czech Republic, now skates for Italy alongside partner Valentina Marchei, while Anna skates with Luca Lanotte; both will be competing for Italy at Pyeongchang, although Ondrej and Valentina will be performing in figure skating pairs while Anna and Luca will compete in ice dancing. The couple, who married inprefer not to work together.
In a video for the OlympicsAnna explained it thusly: Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov, Olympic athletes from Russia, figure skating pairs The Russian couple began skating together in but later became involved with each other romantically.
In an interview with Golden SkateEvgenia said that it was sometimes hard to separate their work and private lives. Marie-Jade Lauriault and Romain Le Gac, Team France ice dancing This ambitious French pair skated with other partners before finding each other insomething that turned out to be fortuitous for their personal lives as well, with the two of them becoming a couple before long.
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By the end ofthe duo had tied the knot — an amazing feat since both revealed in an interview with Golden Skate that neither ever wanted to date their partner on the ice. Miriam Ziegler and Severin Kiefer, Team Austria figure skating pair Although Miriam Ziegler began her career as a solo skater, she is now a pairs skater with her boyfriend in real life, Severin Kiefer.
In an interview with Skate GuardZiegler shared that her ideal day included ordering pizza for a night in of watching movies with Severin.