Monthly Archives: July 2010

Tara Lipinski: “Never give up on your dreams!”

Tara Lipinski Interview by Vladislav Luchianov

I think everyone knows very well my today’s legendary guest. Her achievements in a figure skating are just unbelievable. She is the youngest figure skater ever who won the Olympic Games, World Championships, US National Championships, Champions Series Final (now known as the Grand Prix Final). She is the youngest individual Gold medalist in Winter Olympic history.

She was repeatedly named as the Athlete of the Year. She has been recognized by the American Academy of Achievement and many other organizations. Also she is the youngest ever inductee into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

She does so much great things, which really help people, in her philanthropic, TV and publication works. In addition I have to say that she is very kind, open-minded, wonderful lady. I’m proud to present you the interview with Tara Lipinski.

The best US skaters of the year – WFS version

Meryl Davis and Charlie White
Recently, the “Skating” magazine named Johnny Weir as the best skater of the year (Readers’ Choice Award for Skater of the Year Michelle Kwan Trophy). Honestly speaking, these results have caused genuine surprise to me. Yes, I agree that Johnny is a great skater, and so on. But if look objectively, I think this award should get Meryl Davis and Charlie White or Evan Lysacek.

Romain Gazave – Skating passion in a piano music

Romain Gazave
Today I want to tell you about the unique person. His uniqueness is that sincere passion for figure skating has inspired him to have to dedicate his music to this beautiful kind of sport. I’m talking about a wonderful pianist and composer Romain Gazave.

Very talented skater in the past now writes and performs just amazing music which he creates specially for figure skating. Honestly when I first time heard his work, I was touched to the depth of soul of his musical sincerity. From the first chords of his music is clear how much this man loves figure skating.

Alexei Yagudin and Tatiana Totmianina spend their holidays in Paris

Alexei Yagudin and Tatiana Totmianina Alexei Yagudin and Tatiana Totmianina spend their holidays in the city of love. Famous skaters flew for few days in Paris. After the birth of her daughter Tatiana and Alexei for the first time allowed themselves to spend the holidays together, leaving the baby home with the nanny.

Olympic gold medalists arrived in France late last week, declaring that they would combine business with pleasure: Yagudin and Totmianina take part in an extreme show, which holds the Russian first channel.

«We decided to leave our daughter in Moscow, because she is too young for travel. In addition, it would be harder for parents, so we went to the only two “, – said Alexei.

Rachael Flatt’s favorite books

Rachael Flatt
Reading if Fundamental
I think many people know how much makes the US National figure skating Champion Rachael Flatt for the popularization of reading. This is admirable. In our time, unfortunately, not very often we can see people who are in such a young age think about such serious things. And she not only thinks but also makes!

I agree that the Internet, television and fashion magazines entertain us very well. But I also believe that without reading the books is impossible to understand life in its diversity.

A few days ago, I asked Rachael about her favorite books. Below I present a list of those authors who are her favorites.

Dan Brown (Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code)

Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre)

F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)- one of her all-time favorite book

C. S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia)- some of her favorite kid’s books

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