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Taso
03-24-2011, 07:38 PM
This woman is really 80?!?!?!??! Amazing!!!

AragornElessar
03-24-2011, 08:28 PM
Okay, it's official...I want to be her when I grow up!! :)

She seems like such a sweet, lovely lady, yet also filled w/so much spunk and love for life. Good for her!!

Also good for Sergei. He and Marina were always one of my favourite ice dance teams and this just proves again why that was. :)

skatesindreams
03-24-2011, 08:40 PM
How wonderful - for Barbara - and for Sergei!

Vash01
03-24-2011, 08:41 PM
You are only as old as you believe yourself to be.

Nice stories.

Aussie Willy
03-25-2011, 01:38 AM
Thanks, alilou, for posting this and including the link. I skate in a rink with Barbara once or twice a week. She has a terrific personality, almost at the same time being both serious but cheerful.

I have taken the liberty to copy down all of the comments and will give them to her today. (She doesn't "internet".)
That is a very nice thing to do. She will probably be very flattered by what we all think about her legs.

DickButtonFan
03-25-2011, 02:46 AM
OMG this lady is amazing. Love her boots too and how she's 80 and still rock'n her tights. Hope I'm this hot and active at 80.

Civic
03-25-2011, 03:40 AM
The article mentioned Klimova and Ponomorenko's son, Anthony, who is ten years old. Boy, does time fly! Sergei P. must be in his early fifties by now.

Ozzisk8tr
03-25-2011, 04:30 AM
When I read the thread title I thought that Fumie must be skating with him now. :shuffle:

skateboy
03-25-2011, 04:45 AM
Awww, what a nice feel-good story. And yes, she looks amazing!

SkaterDon
03-25-2011, 06:09 AM
The article mentioned Klimova and Ponomorenko's son, Anthony, who is ten years old. Boy, does time fly! Sergei P. must be in his early fifties by now.

Not to make you feel worse but Anthony is their second son. The older boy doesn't skate (ala Butkin's family).

Barbara loved all the comments and compliments. I've known her many years and she's always been a delight. Today we skated the Swing Dance, a simple Fox Trot.