Figure skating has risen in popularity since the 1980′s and has held the interest of many spectators for decades. Many countries have produced top figure skaters in the past, in both singles and couples events.
The United States has always been a strong contender in singles events. Athletes like Kristi Yamaguchi, Nancy Kerrigan, and Dorothy Hamill have brought home numerous Olympic medals and have set the standard for other figure skaters across the country.
Russia has produced a large number of couples skaters that have been successful, especially in the 1980′s and 1990′s.Get Read the rest of this entry »