Love Story: Ice Skating : Gordeeva & Grinkov

Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov. I don’t think i have ever seen a better pair of figure skaters in my life! See the way Gordeeva looks at Grinkov right in the beginning…if this isn’t love then what is? Everytime I see that look on her face, I feel that true love DOES exist.

They had a tragic love story…Gordeeva and Grinkov won the 1985 World Junior Championships. The following year they won the first of their four World Championships. They are one of the few pair teams to win back-to-back junior and senior World Championship titles. They eventually fell in love. Perfect!

They got married, had a daughter in 1991. In 1994, the couple won their second Olympic gold medal in Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway. And then they won like a bunch of other titles…no one could match their grace and skill. Many people consider them to be the greatest pair team ever to take the ice.I know I do!

But fate wasn’t too kind…on November 20, 1995, Sergei Grinkov collapsed on the ice and died at the age of 28 from a massive heart attack. So young! :( Apparently Grinkov had a certain heart condition which was the cause behind his early demise. :(

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