Was the first time that the Olympic Winter Games was transmited at non-payed tv in Brazil. The games “saved” who didn’t want to watch carnival and, I have to say, them saved my vacations. All saw all the figure skate programs (pairs, men, ladies and ice dance) and it made a lot of fans here, a tropical country, where the winter haven’t any snowflake. Here haves, at most, artificial ice rinks full of people wanting be like the best figure skaters that passed by the Pacific Coliseun, in Vancouver. Of course, one of these fabulous athletes is Artem Borodulin, in your olympic debut.
How you can find in this blog, Artem haves a history of overcome before he became a olympic athlete. He broke his ankle practicing a jump, in 2007 and his career was near a early end. But his determination was biggest and he can to continue until the Winter Games. He was the golden medalist at ISU Junior Grand Prix, in Sofia (Bulgaria); 2th place at Russian Championships and and 3th place at Rostelecon 2009, where he ascended the podium with the legend of figure skating Evgeni Plushenko, that was the 1th in this competition.In Vancouver, he presented his 2009-2010 season program. The Short Program was “Kalinka”, a traditional russian song and his Free Skating or Long Program, he performed “Tango de Roxanne (from “Chicago” soundtrack) and “Assassin’s Tango (from “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” soundtrack). From his performances at Olympics, haven’t any video avalable yet, but theres the same programs in other championships of 2009-2010 season.
photo by David W. Carmichael
In addition to already know and like Kalinka, Artem caught my attention early in the short program, by her unique skating, quick and expressive, his blond and full hair flying through the Pacific Coliseum.In the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi (Russia), He will be in his second Olympic Games. He will be 4 years older, 4 years more experienced, 4 years more prized and, I believe, a thousand times with more fans.
This is the goal of this blog!
Towards Sochi 2014!!!
See you! =)
photo by David Carmichael