Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 45
  1. #21
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    766
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    You forgot Sergei Ponomarenko !
    But skaters of the 2000's are equally as tragic ! Remember Nobu Oda, Maxim Staviski, Joannie Rochette...
    What was Sergei Ponomarenko's tragedy?

  2. #22
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    RYAN BRADLEY - 2011 US NATIONAL CHAMPION
    Posts
    800
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Simone411 View Post
    I was waiting for someone to say that, that is still so incredibly awful

  3. #23
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Standing in Solidarity with Israel
    Age
    30
    Posts
    730
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by MR-FAN View Post
    How about the 1920s? All those skaters died

    Now here's a tragedy for ya
    Do you mean the crash of '61 or is there some other instance you are reffering too. Also if everyone could go in to more detail and describe the tragic circumstances that surronded the skater in question, instead of just leaving their name, that would be very helpful.

  4. #24
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    2,775
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by SwingDancer View Post
    Do you mean the crash of '61 or is there some other instance you are reffering too. Also if everyone could go in to more detail and describe the tragic circumstances that surronded the skater in question, instead of just leaving their name, that would be very helpful.
    If someone was a top skater in the 20's (assuming they were at least 13) they would be over 100 years old today...

  5. #25
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    12,333
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by zhenya271 View Post
    What was Sergei Ponomarenko's tragedy?
    Wasn't he arrested recently, because of driving under alcohol ? Maybe I'm wrong.

  6. #26

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Back in the Finnish forests
    Posts
    4,969
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    35365
    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    Wasn't he arrested recently, because of driving under alcohol ? Maybe I'm wrong.
    I would call it stupid, not tragic.

  7. #27
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    12,333
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Finnice View Post
    I would call it stupid, not tragic.
    Of course, but as Nicole Bobek is in the list of the original poster.

  8. #28

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Back in the Finnish forests
    Posts
    4,969
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    35365
    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    Of course, but as Nicole Bobek is in the list of the original poster.
    Yes. And I was not nagging at you, you just gave an informative answer to a question

  9. #29
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    with my Sestra Helena plotting how to ravish Hot Paul and delicious Cal
    Age
    36
    Posts
    3,260
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Finnice View Post
    I would call it stupid, not tragic.
    Can't those types of incidents and the circumstances around them be both stupid and tragic . . . I certainly think so. For instance, I went to school with a guy who got in with the wrong crowd and into drugs, which was really stupid, but his decayed body was found on a South Carolina highway and was believed to have been there for a year and a half before it was found, which is indeed tragic. These stupid decisions hurt everyone who is involved. His family is still living with his tragedy and every depressing emotion that comes with it. My family saw his mom and dad last night at a Japanese restaurant, as a matter of fact. This incident happened 13 years ago, but no doubt their pain lives on and they'd do anything to have their son back.
    Last edited by museksk8r; 06-20-2010 at 03:16 PM.

  10. #30
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    978
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    And, didnt Oksana Domnina's mother commit suicide?
    No, it was her dad. He commited suicide just couple of weeks before 2007 Worlds in Tokyo. It was a horrible tragedy.

  11. #31
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,677
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Most of those tragedies already mentioned are something personal for the skaters but before we go any further with this thread maybe we should define tragic skaters more clearly or drop the time limit .

  12. #32
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    4,392
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    To me Tragic means either death, serious injury or possibly jail. Something that ends a skater's career. I'm kicking myself right now because I can no longer remember the name of the US pair skater who suffered a brain injury in a fall during practice in the 90's. It happened, I believe, in Maryland or Delaware. He was in a coma for months. It ended his competitive career which had been promising. That, to me, was tragic.

  13. #33

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    13,538
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    42165
    Merrywidow, it was Paul Binnabose:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUJt-...eature=related

  14. #34
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    with my Sestra Helena plotting how to ravish Hot Paul and delicious Cal
    Age
    36
    Posts
    3,260
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    Yes, I was racking my brain trying to remember his name too . . . his story is SO SAD!

  15. #35

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    16,699
    vCash
    450
    Rep Power
    7993
    I always felt so bad for Paul Binnebose...

  16. #36

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    290
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    222
    Kira Ivanova (1984 Sarajevo Olympics Ladies' Bronze Medalist from the USSR) comes to mind. Don't know all the details, but she seemed to have had a very tough time of it with her personal problems; then, of course, she was found murdered some years back.

  17. #37

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    FSU Witness Protection Program
    Age
    26
    Posts
    28,065
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    35661
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    And, didnt Oksana Domnina's mother commit suicide?
    It was her father.
    Adelina Sotnikova is the 2014 Olympic champion!

  18. #38
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    68
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Nikolai Morozov's father was killed in Moscow in 1999 or 2000. I don't know the details. I never heard Nikolai speaking about this. I read about this in Tarasova's interview. That was one of the reasons she invited Morozov to be her assistant and she knew Nikolai's dad well.

  19. #39
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,385
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I believe that skaters have about the same percentage amount of tragedies as the rest of the population. Just that skaters mentioned here are exposed to medias. Actually no mention is made on not famous skaters who also can have personal tragedy in life.

  20. #40
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    766
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    Wasn't he arrested recently, because of driving under alcohol ? Maybe I'm wrong.
    Thanks, I never heard about that. That's a shame.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •