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cctaka
11-20-2010, 05:45 AM
I'm not sure if there is a thread on this but....

15 years ago today, the skating world has lost one of the greatest pair skaters of all time, Sergei Grinkov.

Rest in peace and you will always be remembered.

Wonder if there will be a special mention on Battle of the Blades before Katia performs....

AragornElessar
11-20-2010, 07:29 AM
It doesn't seem it, does it?

Sergei will never be forgotten by those us who were lucky enough to see him and Katia skate together. He really was one of the best male Pairs Partners that ever was.

The thing I wonder the most about Sergei these days, is how he'd be reacting to Daria as a teenager and discovering that boys really aren't as icky as they were maybe five years ago? That was the one thing that really had me the most sad fifteen years ago tonight. That Daria would never really ever know her Father or remember much about him. Still has me sad even now.

May he rest in peace.

tapper88
11-20-2010, 08:15 AM
R.I.P. Sergei :(

I wonder if Katia still gets sad when she thinks of him :(

skateboy
11-20-2010, 08:48 AM
RIP, Sergei. Katia's first solo tribute to him stands out as the most moving figure skating performance I have ever seen.

cholla
11-20-2010, 08:57 AM
Woaw, time flies ! I hadn't realized it was already such a long time ago...

isask8
11-20-2010, 10:56 AM
RIP Sergei

I just finished reading Ekaterina's book a few days ago. It really touched me.

Lanie
11-20-2010, 11:55 AM
Wow. :wuzrobbed

RIP Sergei.

I remember watching them as a little girl, wanting to be just like her, with such a great partner. They are why I got into skating. I remember crying all day when I heard he died; I was 9.

Kati
11-20-2010, 12:47 PM
He was such a great skater, and a good man. RIP.

Sylvia
11-20-2010, 01:06 PM
There's a nice tribute to G&G at the beginning of this "Battle of the Blades" fluff intro segment that also features a clip of a now 18(!)-year-old Daria being interviewed in California: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-wAZLLI_Tw

John 3 17
11-20-2010, 01:08 PM
I think of dear, beautiful Sergei every November 20th and remember how heartbroken I was then and still am now. Everytime November comes along, I think to myself, "his aniversary is coming up, how can it be ____ years?" I cannot believe it is 15.

I'll say a prayer for Dasha today.

-Bridget :wuzrobbed

Bailey_
11-20-2010, 02:36 PM
Simply can't believe it's been 15 years. It is still shocking to me - to see such a young, healthy man pass away at such a young age. My thoughts are with Katia and Daria today. These anniversaries are never easy.

Carolla5501
11-20-2010, 06:36 PM
It doesn't seem that long ago. I remember watching the TV tribute and sobbing when she skated and at the end.... when they left an "opening" for him. Just so sad. They were such a great couple. :(

briancoogaert
11-20-2010, 07:35 PM
Every year, on November 20th, I think of him. That's weird !
But I really loved their skating.
RIP Sergei :)

Tessa
11-20-2010, 07:48 PM
I remember sobbing.

Artifice
11-20-2010, 09:33 PM
It's like it was yesterday. 15 years... my god. Sergei is still alive for the world of sport, his skating has not been matched, as well as the G&G pair, except by one team IMO. But G&G will remain one of a kind.