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Olympic Events - Figure Skating
Kristi Yamaguchi is famous for winning the 1992 olympics and being the first woman to win since 1976. Her career didn't last long though, because she retired in her thirties. Another famous figure skater is Shizuka Arakawa for winning the gold for Japan in 2006. Also being the first figure skater to win gold for Japan.
In the death spiral you don't die. The man just spins really fast in circles while the woman is holding his hand. The woman lies so close to the ground that she has to be careful. Another trick is the axel jump. It is the only jump a skater does while moving forward. In a throw jump the man launches the woman into one of the leaps that are done in single person skating. The ice dance is practically ballroom dancing... but on ice. The ice dance has 3 parts compulsury dance, the original dane, and the free dance.
In figure skating there is a move called the slachow. In the slachow a skater takes off from a back inside edge, and lands on the back outside edge of the opisite foot.
Sometimes in figure skating skater are brother and sister or they fall in love. The they get married. figure skating is a great way to meet new people.
Article posted January 14, 2010 at 09:45 AM •
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