Category Archives: FEATURES

Kaori Sakamoto: the coming of age

When you hear the name “Kaori Sakamoto”, what would come to your mind first? Her huge jumps? Her incredible speed across the ice? Her wonderful feel for the music? Or her joyful face after delivering…

Khatia Buniatishvili. Colour: red

We have a history together, me and Khatia. That’s an exaggeration, of course, but what a sweet, pleasant exaggeration – and the truth is I was blown away by this wonderful lady in the spring…

Boyang Jin: “I aim to transform myself this season”

China’s Boyang Jin had a bumpy start of 2018-19 season. In the first week of November, at the Grand Prix of Helsinki, his first international competition this season, Jin fell on his trademark quad Lutz-triple…

The cat, the prince, the history-maker

This was supposed to be written during Denis’ lifetime. At the end of his competitive career or, better even, at the start of every generous project he was going to embark on. Because Denis Ten…

The sudden, absurd death of a brilliant skater. The world says goodbye to Denis Ten

The skater who brought Olympic fame to Kazakhstan by winning the country’s first ever Olympic medal in figure skating – bronze in Sochi, in 2014 – lost his life on July 19, 2018, on the…