Polina Astakhova famously had to console the devastated Olga Korbut in 1972, but I never knew she herself was in the same unfortunate position (a fall on beam in 1960)...
... I still can't believe this was performed at the Olympics.
Wow. Vintage Géza Pozsár. Usually I hated his choreography, but somehow Teodora Ungureanu, Emilia Eberle and Phoebe Mills made it work...unfortunately they were the only ones... Anyway, I thought this was...
Peggy Fleming on What's My line in 1970 (the new daytime version, not the classic prime time game show). She was about to get married and was skating in Ice Follies at the time.
Hayes Alan Jenkins (as Hayes Jenkins) as a contestant on To Tell The Truth in 1958. He is the 1956 men's Olympic Champion and a 4-time World and US Champion. Husband of Carol Heiss. Brother of David Jenkins, another Olympic and World Champion.
Wasn't it just a classic 5-4 decision? In fact it was up to the Canadian judge (Ralph S. McCreath), perhaps they thought Canada's "vote* was assured - after all Mr. McCreath had Tim Wood above Wolfgang Schwarz in the compulsory figures (by narrowest of margins: 116.4 vs. 116.3). If he had given...