Ekatarina Gordeeva (Female Figure Skating Legends)

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9780791050279: Ekatarina Gordeeva (Female Figure Skating Legends)

-- Examines the lives and careers of the top athletes in the sport
-- Includes exciting accounts of the most important competitions
-- Filled with exciting action photos

Half of a pairs team that won gold medals in 1988 and 1994, the widowed Gordeeva has forged a name for herself as a singles skater and inspired people to turn personal tragedy into professional triumph.

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Gr 4-8-A look at the life of the popular skater before and after the sudden death of her pairs partner and husband, Sergei Grinkov. After discussing her subject's childhood and detailing the couple's relationship and career, Shea focuses on how Gordeeva has dealt with her grief. Her story offers readers hope that although tragic things happen, life goes on. Skating terminology used in the text is explained in the glossary. The black-and-white photographs depict both happy and sad times in the skaters' lives. Although much of the same information can be found in Gordeeva's book, A Letter to Daria (Little, Brown, 1998) this is still a good read for sports lovers.-Barb Lawler, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA

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