Figure Skating – 1988 – Worlds Medal Ceremony – Katarina Witt + Elizabeth Manley + Debi Thomas

The World Figure Skating Championships (“Worlds”) is an annual figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union….where medals are awarded in the categories of men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The event is generally held in March….as the World Championships are considered the most prestigious of the ISU Championships….which also include the European Championships, the Four Continents Championships and the World Junior Championships.…

Figure Skating – 1988 – World Championships – Mens Quest For The Quad – Boitano + Browning + Fadeev

This video excerpt from the 1988 World Men’s Figure Skating Championship from Budapest, Hungary features CBS commentators Tim Ryan and Scott Hamilton talking about the “quest for guad” …..talking jumps of course…..with interactions on the subject of quad-jumps in the upcoming long program in the men’s final….while sharing highlights of being backstage with USA Brian Boitano…..seeing…

Figure Skating – 1982 – Special – Peggy Fleming Performance Of A Butterfly Lovers Concerto In China

This video showcases one of America’s most elegant athletes to ever perform….figure skater Peggy Fleming…who was sent as an unofficial ambassador for the opening of US / China relationships…..and she chose to perform a Chinese written piece called The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto….which has since become a universally performed piece….and the people of China loved it….as…

Figure Skating – 1987 – European Pairs Championship Finals – URS Ekaterina Gordeeva + Sergei Grinkov

In August 1981, figure skaing coach Vladimir Zaharov paired the 11-year-old Katerina Gordeeva with the 15-year-old Sergei Grinkov…..when because Grinkov frequently missed practice….Coach Zaharov eventually insisted that Gordeeva pair with someone else….but she refused. Instead, the pair changed coaches….as Gordeeva and Grinkov won the 1985 World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado…..and the following year they won the…

Figure Skating – 1988 – Special – The Childhood Dream That Came True – Profile Of USA Brian Boitano

After viewing many interviews of many athletes, entertainers, musicians and comedians over the course of posting over 3000 videos (currently) here at ImaSportsphile….I have become keenly aware of the power of defined dreams and goals….along with the visualization of such dreams and goals.  An awesome example of this belief system concept was expressed by The Great…

Figure Skating – 1988 – World Championships Mens Free Skate Finals – CAN Brian Orser

DOG ASIDE:  Brian Ernest Orser (born 18 December 1961) is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater….who won silver medals at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and in the 1988 Seoul Olympics….1987 World champion….and an eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion.  At the 1988 Seoul Winter Olympics….the rivalry between Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano….who were the two favorites to win…

Figure Skating – 1988 – World Championships – Ladies Solo Free Skate Final – GDR Katarina Witt

The 1988 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Budapest, Hungary in March…..as medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles (as seen in this video herewith), pair skating, and ice dancing. Katarina Witt (born December 3, 1965) is a retired German figure skater….who won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany….first at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics….and the second at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. She is a four-time World Champion (1984, 1985, 1987,…

Figure Skating – 1987 – European Championships – Featuring Mens Champion URS Alexandre Fadeev

DOG ASIDE: Alexandre Vladimirovich “Sasha” Fadeev (born 4 January 1964) is a Russian former competitive figure skater who represented the Soviet Union…..who is the 1985 World champion and a four-time European champion.   Fadeev won bronze at the 1979 World Junior Championships….and then gold the following year….then In the 1983–84 season, he won his first European title….and stepped onto his first World podium, taking…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Scott Hamilton Showcases History Of Soviet Domination Of Pairs Competition

DOG ASIDE: In this video, American men’s figure skating legend, Scott Hamilton, joins CBS Sports Tim Ryan in a video explanation of the Soviet dominance in international world figure skating competition….especially in the 1970’s and 1980’s….of which we at ImaSportsphile have a goodly share of figure skating videos featuring really outstanding Russian pairs like Ekaterina…