Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Age
    43
    Posts
    16,643
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0

    footballer turns figure skater and eyes 2014 olys

    Ilhan Mansiz competed once for Turkey as a footballer but now after winning the Turkish version of Stars On Ice he has been bitten by the skating bug. Now him and his partner Oli Bestandigova hopes to make it to Sochi 2014. Good luck to both.

    http://rt.com/Top_News/2010-09-24/fo...ic-skater.html

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    at FSU
    Posts
    3,924
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    2790
    Well good luck to him I say. I doubt he will make it but stranger things have happened. If he does get to Sochi what a wonderful media storm it will make, in the very best way of course.
    I guess the hard thing for a lot of people to accept is why God would allow me to go running through their yards, yelling and spinning around.


  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Chicago
    Age
    42
    Posts
    3,725
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    Fun story! Will make for great fluff pieces.

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Two-foot skating = BAD
    Posts
    20,464
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    0
    I at least had an excuse of the topic being buried deep down the GSD but it's front page there at the moment, you know.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    24,950
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    91872
    Interesting. This beats the story of a hockey player becoming a pairs skater (Cutting Edge and the real life story of Natalia Mishkutionok & her first husband skating as a pro pair). At least hockey players are used to skating on the ice for long periods. I assume that by 'footballer' they mean a soccer player. That's such a different surface! I assume he knew ice skating as a hobby or something. I can't imagine someone starting ice skating at age 33 and then aiming for the Olympics in just 4 years (or something like that). If this pair makes it to the Olympics in Sochi, it's going to generate a lot of fluff pieces, and interesting ones.

  6. #6
    Mad for mangelwurzels
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    جوجه تیغی خجالتی می داند زیبایی از گلبرگ
    Posts
    10,593
    vCash
    500
    Rep Power
    121516
    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    I at least had an excuse of the topic being buried deep down the GSD but it's front page there at the moment, you know.
    Well, at least Buzz has got it right and called him a footballer.
    Last edited by orientalplane; 09-25-2010 at 08:19 AM.
    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

  7. #7
    drinky typo pbp, closet hugger
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    c'est genifique!
    Posts
    29,972
    vCash
    325
    Rep Power
    37429
    There is already a thread on this in GSD

    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=74744
    Q: Why can't I read the competition threads?
    A: Competition forums on the board are available to those with a Season Pass or a premium membership How to View Kiss & Cry

Posting Permissions

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