Figure Skating – 1987 – European Mens Championships – USSR Alexander Fadeev – With Scott Hamilton

At the 1987 European Men’s Figure Skating Championship….USSR Alexander Fadeev received several perfect 6.0’s and regained his European title…..as seen in this video herewith.  Fadeev also repeated as the bronze medalist at the World Championships….after finishing 3rd again behind CAN Brian Orser and USA Brian Boitano in Cincinnati.      In the 1987–88 season, USSR Alexander Fadeev…

Figure Skating – 1987 – European Championship Pair Finals – USSR Ekaterina Grodeeva + Sergei Grinkov

Every now and then, we here at ImaSportsphile responsible for posting each of these videos in this awesome vintage video library that simply becomes MUST SEE TV…..and this is one of those…..for our viewers will get to see something that most likely they have never seen before…. I mean, 99.9% of the folks out there…

Figure Skating – 1987 – Judy Blumberg Interview USA Debi Thomas After DDR Katarina Witt Wins Worlds

Judy Blumberg is an American former competitive ice dancer…..who with partner Michael Seibert were a three-time World bronze medalist from 1983 to 1985…..the 1980 Skate Canada International champion….the 1981 Skate America champion…..and a five-time U.S. national champion from 1981 to 1985.  On the ice from the age of ten….Blumberg trained nearly three hours every morning and a few more hours following school in Tarzana, California. She switched from singles to ice…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Mens World Championship Free Skate – USSR Alexander Fadeev – With John Tesh

Alexandre Fadeev is a Russian former competitive figure skater that represented the Soviet Union ….who is the 1985 World champion….as well as a four-time European champion…..as Fadeev won bronze at the 1979 World Junior Championships….and then gold the following year.  In the 1983–84 season, he won his first European title….and stepped onto his first World podium and captured the bronze medal. Fadeev won…

Figure Skating – 1987 – Scott Hamilton Interview DDR Katarina Witt After Winning Gold At World Champ

To hear Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, talk about East German world and Olympic figure skating champion, Katarina Witt, literally took the Western Hemisphere by storm…..for here was this steamy voluptuous German girl from the Eastern Bloc….who skated to the hot music that was from the opera Carmen…..as she stamped her mark all over the ice…

Figure Skating – 1987 – Interview Of USA Debi Thomas Coach Alex McGowan At Worlds Prior To Her Skate

Debi Thomas is an American former figure skater and physician…..who is the 1986 World Champion….the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist…..and a two-time U.S. national champion. Her rivalry with East Germany’s Katarina Witt at the 1988 Calgary Olympics was known as the Battle of the Carmens….as both women skated their long programs to the music of Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen.      At age 10, Thomas was introduced to Scottish…

Figure Skating – 1987 – Tim Ryan + Scott Hamilton Introduction To 1987 Womens World Championships

The 1987 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Cincinnati, Ohio in March…..with  medals being awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing…..which resulted with USA Brian Boitano winning gold….with CAN Brian Orser winning silver…..and USSR Alexander Fadeev winning bronze….as DDR Katarina Witt won the women’s gold medal….with USA Debi Thomas capturing the silver medal…..and USA Caryn Kadavy winning the bronze…

Figure Skating – 1987 – World Championship Ladies – Featuring USSR Kira Ivanova – With Tim Ryan

Kira Ivanova (January 10, 1963 – December 18, 2001) was a Soviet figure skater….who was the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic bronze medalist, the 1985 World Championships silver medalist, a four-time European silver medalist and a three-time Soviet national champion.  Ivanova also won the silver medal at the 1978 World Junior Championships…..and she made her senior World debut at the 1979 World Championships while finishing 18th…..plus she was 16th at the 1980…

Figure Skating – 1987 – World Championship Ladies – Featuring USA Caryn Kadavy – With Scott Hamilton

Caryn Kadavy is an American figure skater…..who is the 1987 World bronze medalist….as seen by her performance in this video seen herewith….as well as a four-time U.S. national medalist…..who also competed at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.  At the 1987 Nationals she again went in as a strong threat for the title….especially with defending Champion Debi Thomas injured and in sub-par…