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    Such a sweet picture of Oksana and Skyler Marie Grace, and a wonderful, down-to-earth interview. She seems to be very happy and at peace with her life. Thank you for sharing it.
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    So is she actually called Oksana these days?

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    Love that the article has the same photo of the pose that gave us the !

    Glad to hear Oksana is doing well.

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    I don't know if the person who has that site reads here but in case they do I have a bit of unsolicitied constructive criticism I find the font really distracting. It's the second time I've followed a link here on FSU to an interview on that site and I couldn't finish either because the leftward slant on your font actually bothers my eyes.

    I'm aware they obviously like the font they chose but just thought I'd mention it as I assume someone who does this wants people to read. I may be in the minority but I imagine not the only one who reacts negatively to the fonts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves_Shizuka View Post
    So is she actually called Oksana these days?
    Has been for some time now. Guess the whole 'Pasha' persona was a waste of time, as people still mistook her for Oksana Baiul (shoulda kept your hair it's natural brunette color ma'am).

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    She sounds like a really proud mom! And it's refreshing to see an interview with a Russian skater who actually enjoys living in the US. I do wish she were doing something more than coaching. The Dancing on Ice show proved that she's still in amazing shape and very creative.

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    Thanks for posting. Nice to hear that she is happy and enjoying life.
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    The article didn't mention whether or not she is married. Is she?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jot the Dot Dot View Post
    Has been for some time now. Guess the whole 'Pasha' persona was a waste of time...
    /embarrassing/cringing/bit pathetic.

    I'm glad (and hoping) that Oksana is a bit more settled these days. She always struck me as being a bit... unbalanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic View Post
    The article didn't mention whether or not she is married. Is she?
    No. I don't believe she ever has been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves_Shizuka View Post
    So is she actually called Oksana these days?
    She went back to Oksana not long after her daughter was born.

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    [QUOTE=Jot the Dot Dot;3145915]Has been for some time now. Guess the whole 'Pasha' persona was a waste of time, as people

    Well it certainly got her noticed
    She still holds the record for TWO olympic golds
    So who's gonna beat that ? V/M maybe ?

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    She was an amazing skater, but always rubbed me the wrong way as a person. Well, good to see she's happy.

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    [QUOTE=nuge;3146305]
    Quote Originally Posted by Jot the Dot Dot View Post
    Has been for some time now. Guess the whole 'Pasha' persona was a waste of time, as people

    Well it certainly got her noticed
    She still holds the record for TWO olympic golds
    So who's gonna beat that ? V/M maybe ?
    Katia Gordeeva has 2
    Dick Button has 2
    Sonja Henie has 3 or 4
    I'm sure there are more.

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    [QUOTE=Latte;3147164]
    Quote Originally Posted by nuge View Post

    Katia Gordeeva has 2
    Dick Button has 2
    Sonja Henie has 3 or 4
    I'm sure there are more.
    Yes, there are more. Katarina Witt has 2 and Irina Rodnina has 3. Rodnina's second partner, Alexander Zaitsev, has 2.

    Grishuk and Platov are the only ice dancers with two Olympic gold medals.

    Ice dance has only been in the Olympics since 1976, so eventually someone will equal it, but Grishuk and Platov will always be the first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marbri View Post
    I find the font really distracting. ....the leftward slant on your font actually bothers my eyes.
    For me the font shows up as Times New Roman, which is a widely used standard font that is favored by many online newspapers because it's supposed to be easy to read. And other than the lead in paragraph, none of it is in italics. I'm curious - what does the font look like to you? (Wondering whether your browser might be somehow showing something different.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BittyBug View Post
    I'm curious - what does the font look like to you? (Wondering whether your browser might be somehow showing something different.)
    It's a fancy, left leaning slant for me as well. It's pretty easy to read, but it's definitely not Times New Roman. I tried copying it into Word, but the font doesn't exist in Word. It doesn't appear to exist here either.

    The best approximation I could show is this
    but leaning left.

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    [QUOTE=pixie cut;3147168]
    Quote Originally Posted by Latte View Post

    Yes, there are more. Katarina Witt has 2 and Irina Rodnina has 3. Rodnina's second partner, Alexander Zaitsev, has 2.

    Grishuk and Platov are the only ice dancers with two Olympic gold medals.

    Ice dance has only been in the Olympics since 1976, so eventually someone will equal it, but Grishuk and Platov will always be the first.
    To add to the above:

    Gillis Grafstrom had 3 Olympic gold medals
    Karl Schafer had 2
    Andree & Pierre Brunet had 2
    The Protopopovs have 2
    Artur Dmitriev has 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixie cut View Post
    It's a fancy, left leaning slant for me as well. It's pretty easy to read, but it's definitely not Times New Roman. I tried copying it into Word, but the font doesn't exist in Word. It doesn't appear to exist here either.

    The best approximation I could show is this
    but leaning left.
    That's really weird. I'm guessing I don't have that font so my system is defaulting to Times.

    Back OT, Oksana looks great and I'm glad she's finding motherhood so rewarding.
    "I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence

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