Figure Skating – 1986 – Career Hilites OF Ice Dance Champs USSR Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin

Andrei Bukin began figure skating at age seven….while entering the Children and Youth Sports School of CSKA in Moscow. The group trained at a small stadium in Chapayevsky Park near Pesochnaya Square.  At age ten, he joined Spartak and began ice dancing….after originally training at the Small Sports Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium.  In his early career, he was coached by Nadezhda Shirokova…..and his…

Figure Skating – 1986 – CBS Sports Special – A Journey Through Time – The Yr 1986 In Figure Skating

CBS Tim Ryan and Anne Butler co-host a special segment of CBS Sports Sunday called A Journey Through Time…..which provides the viewing public highlights and a re-hash of the year 1986 in figure skating…..which was for the most part dominated on the women’s part by USA Debi Thomas and DDR Katarina Witt…..while on the men’s part…

Figure Skating – 1987 – European Championship Ice Dancing – USSR Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin

CBS Tim Ryan provides a wonderful look at the history of ice dancing in figure skating competition…..with a wonderful stop along the way to remember GBR Jayne Torvil + Christopher Dean…..as he comments on how this outstanding team of Brits were able to break the “death hold” that the ice dancers from the Soviet Union held…

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 – John Petkevich Interviews World Ice Dance Champs USSR Bestemianova + Bukin

Andrei Bukin is a former iUSSR ce dancer who represented the Soviet Union in his competitive career with his partner Natalia Bestemianova….as they are the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Champion gold medalist….the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics silver medalist….the four-time  World champion….the three-time World silver medalists….and the five-time European champion. Bukin began figure skating at age seven….when he entered the Children and Youth Sports School of CSKA in Moscow. The group trained at…

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 + 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 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…