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Let's make no bones about it: the headlining sport in the Winter Olympics is figure skating. No other sport comes close to the drama, the athletes, the subplots, and politics that figure skating has.

A GIF Guide to Figure Skaters' Jumps at the Olympics

Let& make no bones about it: the headlining sport in the Winter Olympics is figure skating. No other sport comes close to the drama, the athletes, the subplots, and politics that figure skating has.

A GIF Guide to Figure Skaters' Jumps at the Olympics - The Wire

Let's make no bones about it: the headlining sport in the Winter Olympics is figure skating. No other sport comes close to the drama, the athletes, the subplots, and politics that figure skating has.

they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it.  Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.

Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD.

Do this all the time- I always categorize them into ice dancing, solo ice dancing, synchro, singles, and pairs. And exhibition. And themes. And anything skating related.

Do this all the time- I always categorize them into ice dancing, solo ice dancing, synchro, singles, and pairs. And exhibition. And anything skating related.

Yup. My worst fall ever was on a public session when a hockey player going way too fast through a figure skating area came up from behind me and knocked me three feet into the air. Literally.

My worst fall ever was on a public session when a hockey player going way too fast through a skating practice area came up from behind me and knocked me three feet into the air.

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