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 – 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…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Mens Free Skate Finals – CAN Brian Orser

Brian Orser, OC is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater….who won Olympic silver medals at the 1984 L A Games…..and the 1988 Seoul Games….as well as the 1987 World Champion and 1986 World Championship silver medalist….as seen in this video herewith….plus an eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion. At the 1988 Winter Olympics…..the rivalry between Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano…. who were the…