Triumph on Ice : The New World of Figure Skating


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An Exciting new posse of figure skating superstars has emerged over the last decade, delighting fans around the world. These young athletes—whose skill, power, grace, and artistry were so thrillingly on display at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver—are celebrated here in glorious images and an illuminating text.

At the 1998 Nagano Games, Olympic figure skating judge Jean Senft blew the whistle on vote trading and drew attention to the need for change. The new judging system, adopted following the 2002 Salt Lake City scandal, is driving the sport in new directions. In Triumph on Ice, Senft describes how today’s skaters are exploring ever-more difficult and dramatic ways of scoring and provides an insider’s view of international figure skating at its highest level.

Renowned photographer Gerard Chataigneau captures the world’s best in 140 stunning full-color photographs. These include triumphant images of Olympic and World champion Evan Lysacek, as well as Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Joannie Rochette, Yu-Na Kim, Johnny Weir, Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo, Rachael Flatt, and many others as they push the sport’s creative and technical boundaries and make our hearts soar.

ISBN: 9781553656579
ISBN-10: 1553656571
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st March 2011
Publisher: Greystone Books,Canada
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.9 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.94