Figure Skating – 1987 – Womens European Championships – With DDR Katarina Witt – With Scott Hamilton

Katarina Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany (DDR)….and is a four-time World Champion in 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988…..and a two-time World silver medalist in 1982 and 1986 …..as Witt made her first appearance in a major international competition at the 1979 European Championships….while finishing 14th at the event.  At the 1981 World Championships, she placed 1st in the…

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…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Trophy Presentation & Wrapup – Featuring Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan

DOG ASIDE: Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending mixed doubles champions….but decided not to play together….which resulted in Martina Navratilova playing with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals against  Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan…..who won the 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title by a score of 6–3, 7–6. Kenneth Eliot Flach (May 24, 1963 – March 12, 2018) was a professional tennis player from the…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon – Mens Dbls Finals – Wilander + Nystrom Vs Donnelly + Fleming

DOG ASIDE: Heinz Günthardt and Balázs Taróczy were the defending men’s doubles champions coming into the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….but lost in the first round to USA’s Sammy Giammalva and Greg Holmes….as the Swedish team of Joakim Nyström + Mats Wilander defeated USA’s Gary Donnelly and Peter Fleming in the final, 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–3 to win the Gentlemen’s Doubles title at the 1986 Wimbledon Championships. Coming into…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Men’s Finals – Ivan Lendl VS Boris Becker

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 Wimbledon Championships played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England was the 100th edition of the Wimbledon Championships…which  were held from June 23 to July 6, 1986….and in recognition of the 100th championship….the two oldest living Wimbledon singles champions were invited to present the singles championship trophies….as Jean Borotra presented the gentlemen’s…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Finals – Mixed Doubles + Tour Of Womens Lockers + Mens Doubles

DOG ASIDE:  This video starts with the 3rd game in set # 2 of the 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles between Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan verses Heinz Gunthardt + Martina Navratilova…..in a match that Flach + Jordan continue on to win a 2nd set tie-breaker and win the title 6-3. 7-6.  The telecast shifts to…

Tennis – 1986 – NBC Special – Chris Evert + Dick Enberg Tour Wimbledon Womens Locker Rooms

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then we get a video that is just a bit out of the ordinary for us….you know, one that is not anything like any other within our treasure chest of 2000+ vintage videos that are currently posted on our site here at ImaSportsphile….and this one certainly merits that “a bit out…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Dbls Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Set 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals between Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan verses Martina Navratilova is a match well worth watching….so, in this series of comments….we will focus on the team of Gunthardt and Navratilova.   Heinz Günthardt is a former tennis player from Switzerland….who won five singles titles during his professional career….including the Rotterdam WCT in…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Sets 2 + 3

DOG ASIDE:   Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending champions coming in to the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….but they decided not to play together….as McNamee competed with Hana Mandlíková but lost in the first round to David Graham and Elise Burgin….while Navratilova played with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals only to be defeated by Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan in straight sets by 6 – 3,…