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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 Winter Olympics silver medalist….plus, a four-time World champion…..three-time World silver medalist…..and five-time European champion.

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