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

Natalia Bestemianova was coached by Tatiana Tarasova and competed in ice dance with Andrei Bukin…..who capped their lengthy career by winning the gold medal at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics and that year’s World Figure Skating Championships. The Besti Squat was Bestemianova’s signature move and is unofficially named for her. Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin are the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic gold medal winners…..as well as the 1984 Sarajevo…

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 – 1986 – CBSs John Tesh + Scott Hamilton Present 1986 World Champ USA Brian Boitano

Following the 1984 Olympics, several skaters emerged as likely medal hopes following the retirement of Scott Hamilton…..as USA Brian Boitano had won the 1985 United States Figure Skating Championships….which was the 1st of his four titles. At the first World Championships of the post-Hamilton era in 1985….USSR Alexander Fadeev won…with CAN Brian Orser finishing 2nd and Boitano 3rd…..who had injured tendons in his right…

Figure Skating – 1985 – CBS John Tesh Promo For Womens World Figure Skating Chamionships From Tokyo

John Tesh has won six Emmys, has four gold albums, two Grammy nominations and an Associated Press award for investigative journalism….who has sold over eight million records ….while his live concerts have raised more than $20 million for PBS…..plus, he wrote the NBA on NBC basketball theme “Roundball Rock” ….which is regarded as one of the most memorable sports themes of all…

Figure Skating – 1985 – Hilites Women World Championahip – With DDR Katarina Witt + USA Tiffany Chin

Tiffany Chin is an American figure skating coach and former competitor…..who was a two-time World bronze medalist in 1985 and 1986….a two-time Skate America champion in 1983 and again in 1986….and the 1985 U.S. national champion.  At the 1984 U.S. Championships, she placed fourth in the compulsory figures but won both the short and long programs….and finished 2nd to Rosalynn Sumners…..when she was awarded the silver medal…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Mens Finals – USSR Alexander Fadeev – With John Tesh

Alexandre Fadeev is a Russian former competitive figure skater….who represented the USSR…. who won bronze at the 1979 World Junior Championships….and then gold the following year.  In the 1983–84 season, he won his first of four European titles….while stepping onto his first World podium by taking the bronze medal.  Fadeev won the 1985 World Championships by placing first in all three segments of the…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Ice Dance Comp – USSR Marina Klimova + Serei Ponomarenko

Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko are former competitive ice dancers…..who competed for the Soviet Union and the Unified Team…..as they became the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympic figure skating ice dance champions…..the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics silver medalists…..and the 1984 Sarajevo Winterr Olympics bronze medalists….along with being three-time World champions….as well as  four-time European champions.  In addition to winning three World championships and four European…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Mens Finals – CZK Josef Sabovcik – With Scott Hamilton

Jozef (Jumping Joe) Sabovčík is a Slovak figure skater…..who competed representing Czechoslovakia…. when he was the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic bronze medalist in the men’s competition….while being a two-time European champion in 1985 and 1986…..and a six-time Czechoslovak national champion…..whereas his quad toe loop at the 1986 European Championships was originally approved as the first quad jump landed in competition.  Sabovčík began skating when he was six years old….when his…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Ice Dance Competition – CAN Tracy Wilson + Robert McCall

Tracy Wilson and partner Rob McCall were a Canadian ice dance team that won the Canadian national championship seven times from 1982 – 1988….and were three-time World Figure Skating Championships bronze medalist….and the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics bronze medalist.  In the summer of 1981, Wilson teamed up with Rob McCall….as their partnership started at the Elgin Barrow Arena in Richmond Hill, Ontario…..where they trained throughout their competitive careers…..in which…