Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Mens Free Skate – USA Brian Boitano – With Scott Hamilton

The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18th to March 23rd…..as an event sanctioned by the International Skating Union…..with medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.  The ISU Representative was Czech Josef Dědič and the ISU Technical Delegate was Elemér Terták of Hungary.  Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new rule requiring mandatory deductions…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Ice Dancing Finals – USSR Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin

Natalia Bestemianova is a Russian ice dancer who competed for the Soviet Union with her partner Andrei Bukin….who together won the gold in Pairs Figure Skating at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics….the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics silver medalist….along with being the four-time World champions…..and three-time World silver medalist…..plus, the five-time European champion.  Bestemianova and Butkin were coached by legendary ice dancing coach Tatiana Tarasova…..when they capped their…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Mens Free Skate Finals – CZK Josef Sabovcik

Jozef (Jumping Joe) Sabovčík is a Slovak figure skater….who competed for Czechoslovakia….and is the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics bronze medalist….a two-time European champion in 1985 and 1986… and a six-time Czechoslovakian national champion…..whose quad toe loop at the 1986 European Championships was originally approved as the first quad jump landed in competition….but a few weeks later was deemed invalid due to a touchdown with his free foot. Despite a…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Mens + Ice Dance – With CBS John Tesh + Scott Hamilton

The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18 to 23….wlhile at the event….which was sanctioned by the International Skating Union….medals were awarded in men’s singles….ladies’ singles….pair skating…..and ice dancing…..as Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new rule requiring mandatory deductions of 0.1 for falls….after she gave USSR Alexandr Fadeev a score of 5.9 after he fell…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Ice Dancing – USSR Marina Klimova + Sergei Ponomarenko

Marina Klimova is a former competitive ice dancer….who competed for the Soviet Union with skating partner and husband Sergei Ponomarenko….as they were the 1992 Albertville Olympic gold medalists…. the 1988 Calgary silver medalists….the 1984 Sarajevo Olympic bronze medalist….three-time World champions….and a four-time European champions…..plus Klimova and Ponomarenko were fourth in their European Championships debut in 1983. Their breakthrough came the following…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship – Ice Dancing Competition – CAN Tracy Wilson + Rob McCall

In the summer of 1981….Tracy Wilson teamed up with Rob McCall….as their partnership started at the Elgin Barrow Arena in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada…. and they trained in Richmond Hill throughout their competitive careers….in which they won the Canadian national championship seven times from 1982 – 1988….plus, they won the Skate Canada International competition in 1983 and 1987….as the 1983 gold was the first…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Men Free Skate Finals – USA Brian Boitano

Brian Boitano is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California…..who is the 1988 Seoul Olympic champion gold medal winner… the 1986 and 1988 World Champion winner….and the 1985–1988 U.S. National Champion. He turned professional following the 1988 season….and he returned to competition in 1993….while competing at the 1994 Winter Olympics….where he placed sixth.  This final free skate by USA Brian Boitano in this video…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Ice Dancing – USSR Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Butkin

Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin were Russian former ice dancers… who represented the Soviet Union in their competitive careers….while winning the gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics….along with the silver at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..while being 4 x World Pairs Champion….along with 3 x World silver medalist….and five-time European champions.  If you are a fan of ice dancing…..there is no question that you…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Men Free Skate Finals – USSR Alexander Fadeev

Alexandre “Sasha” Fadeev is a Russian former competitive figure skater….who represented the Soviet Union…..while becoming the 1985 World champion….and a four-time European champion.  Fadeev won the 1985 World Championships by placing first in all three segments of the competition….including compulsory figures and the short and long programs….as he took the gold medal ahead of CAN Brian Orser (silver) and USA Brian Boitano (bronze).   At the 1986…