Sergei Grinkov and Ekaterina Gordeeva

It was very sad when Sergei died, but on the flip side of that coin, some people will never (in their entire lives) realize the love that Sergei and Ekaterina obviously felt for each other. You can see it in their eyes, and their movements, which I have no doubt is why they were so spectacular together. To have love and lose it is better than never knowing love at all. And of course, they also had a beautiful daughter to carry on Sergei’s legacy, so all what not lost. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my post. 😉

Sergei Grinkov and Ekaterina Gordeeva

Sergei Grinkov and Ekaterina Gordeeva: the most heartrendingly beautiful love story in the universe. Still remember his collapse on the ice. Always enjoyed watching them skate!


Sergei Grinkov and Ekaterina Gordeeva

Sergei Grinkov and Ekaterina Gordeeva skating to ‘A Whole New World’ from Aladdin.

Sergei Grinkov and Ekaterina Gordeeva met when they were two teenagers in Moscow who were studying skating. They soon became partners on the ice, eventually winning four World Championships and gold medals in the 1988 and 1994 Olympic pairs skating competitions. It wasn't long before they were partners off the ice as well; they fell in love, married, and had a daughter. They had a seemingly perfect relationship until heart failure took Sergei's life at the age of 28. This documentary (produced with Ekaterina Gordeeva's participation) looks at their lives together, as athletes and as husband and wife, featuring interviews with their friends Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton, and Viktor Petrenko.