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Figure Skating – 1986 – John Tesh Interview USA Brian Boitano Prior To Free Skate At The World Champ

Brian Boitano won the 1985 United States Figure Skating Championships….which was the first of his four titles….while at the first World Championships of the post-Hamilton era in 1985….that is when USSR Alexander Fadeev won….with CAN Brian Orser finishing 2nd….and Boitano 3rd….who had injured tendons in his right ankle a few weeks before the 1986 U.S. Championships….but went on to win his second national title….then at the 1986 World Championships….as seen in this video herewith….Boitano took the title…..while Fadeev had a disastrous free skate despite having been in an excellent position to win….and Orser finished 2nd once again.

During the 1986–87 season, Boitano had introduced two new elements to his programs….the ‘Tano triple lutz and a quadruple toe loop…..although he never succeeded in landing a clean quadruple jump in competition. The 1987 World Championships were held in Cincinnati….thus  giving defending World champion Boitano a home-field advantage…..as the outcome of the event would set the tone for the 1988 Olympics…..when at the Worlds, Boitano fell on his quadruple toe loop attempt and placed second.

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