While many top sportspeople have taken home the coveted mirrorball trophy, ET is rounding up all the ice skaters who have competed over the last 13 years. Let's begin with season 26, which features three Olympians who have dominated the ice rink. Tonya Harding.
This article is from the archive of our partner. There is no sport in the Winter Olympics that breaks hearts and takes breaths away like figure skating does. And there's no more wince-inducing moment in sports than watching a figure skater fall.
She won her first gold medal aged 15 in then won again in and and remains the only woman to have won the event three times. A week after she took her third Olympic title, she won a remarkable 10th successive world crown, and gave up her amateur status to turn professional. She was so popular that police were needed to control the crowds that came to see her everywhere she went.
By Chantalle Edmunds For Dailymail. This is the moment that US figure skater, Mariah Bell, 22, slashed her Korean rival Lim Eun-soo, 16, with one of her skates during a warm up session that sparked accusations that the American was intentionally trying to hurt her competition. Footage, which appears to have been shot on a cellphone from the stands, shows Lim skating gracefully round the rink shortly before the International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan. Bell can be seen coming up behind her on the ice and performing a pirouette, before gliding past her rival with her leg extended out behind her.
Liu, 13, plans to learn quadruple jumps and improve her artistic skating skills. Liu's technical program includes three triple axels and is heading to the U. Alysa Liu landed three triple axels over two programs to win the U.
The Towie star's professional skating partner Matt Evers has spoken out in Gemma's defence after eagle-eyed fans noticed her absence. After feuding with judge Jason Gardiner live on air, Gemma37, was notably missing when the other contestants came out with their partners towards the end of the show. But Matt insists that the snub was down to a quick costume change rather than ill feeling.
Olympic figure skating is a combination of athletic skill and artistic expression. As a result of the artistic nature and lack of cohesive uniforms for the event, however, there are some rules for the competitor clothing. And one of those rules may answer an age-old question: Why are there those strange flesh-colored panels on Olympic figure skater costumes? Unlike other sports like bob sledding or speed skating, figure skaters don't have uniforms.
My ancestors would be rolling over in their mass grave if they saw this thing. Fifteen-year-old Polina Edmunds is nothing but good vibes her fan-girling for Yuna Kim is beyond adorableand did our country proud with her solid routine. Yuna had won gold in Vancouver four years ago, and was the sure thing shoe-in favorite to win again last night.
Surya Bonaly born 15 December is a French former competitive figure skater. She is a three-time World silver medalist —a five-time European champion —the World Junior Champion, and a nine-time French national champion — Bonaly is the only Olympic figure skater to land a backflip on only one blade; she performed it at the Winter Olympics in NaganoJapan. Bonaly was born in NiceFrance on 15 December