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Triumph on Ice

The New World of Figure Skating

by (author) Jean Riley Senft

by (photographer) Gérard Châtaigneau

Publisher
Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2011
Category
Ice & Figure Skating, Olympics
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781553656579
    Publish Date
    Mar 2011
    List Price
    $39.95

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A new posse of figure skating superstars has emerged over the last decade, delighting fans around the world. These young athletes—whose skill, power, grace and artistry were so thrillingly displayed at the 2010 Olympics, are celebrated here in glorious images and insightful text.

At the 1998 Nagano Games, Olympic figure skating judge Jean Senft blew the whistle on vote trading, paving the way for a new judging system that is now driving the sport in exciting directions. Senft describes how today’s skaters are exploring ever-more difficult and dramatic ways of scoring and provides an insider’s view of international figure skating at its highest level.

More than 140 stunning full-color photographs by renowned photographer Gérard Châtaigneau highlight the talents of the sport’s new stars, including Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Evan Lysacek, Joannie Rochette, Yu-Na Kim, Johnny Weir, Mao Asada, and many more.

About the authors

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Gérard Châtaigneau is a photographer and former figure skater. He has been photographing skating for more than 20 years, including all the Olympics and World Championships since 1988. He lives in Toronto.

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