Synopses & Reviews
A new posse of figure skating superstars has emerged over the last decade, delighting fans around the world. These young athletesand#151;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 todayand#8217;s skaters are exploring ever-more difficult and dramatic ways of scoring and provides an insiderand#8217;s view of international figure skating at its highest level.
More than 140 stunning full-color photographs by renowned photographer Gand#233;rard Chand#226;taigneau highlight the talents of the sportand#8217;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 Author
Jean Riley Senft
is an International Skating Union World and Olympic Judge and Referee and has worked with athletes for more than 40 years, judging nationally and internationally. She has won several awards, including the Governor Generaland#8217;s Bronze Medal and inaugural Jean Riley Senft Integrity Award. She lives in West Vancouver, British Columbia
Gand#233;rard Chand#226;taigneau is a photographer and former figure skater. He has been photographing figure skating for 24 years including all the Olympic Games and World Championships since 1988. His work has appeared in numerous figure skating books and calendars, and is used by international news agencies. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A New Era
The Evolution of Figure Skating
The ISU Judging System
Triumph on Ice
- Singles, Women
- Singles, Men
- Ice Dance
Conclusion: Where Will Figure Skating Go From Here?
Index of Skaters