Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Figure Skating, Sergei Grinkov, Yekaterina Gordeeva, Winter Olympics
Grinkov, Sergei, 1967-1995; Gordeeva, Ekaterina; Pairs figure skating; Olympic Winter Games
These words of poet John Williams in "The Skaters" came to mind while contemplating the loss of beauty in the world that will result from the death of Sergei Grinkov. At age 28 his death came as a shock not only to those closest too him, but to anyone who has ever watched him and his skating partner perform their routines to near perfection. His partner, Yekaterina Gordeeva was with him on the ice at Lake Placid when he collapsed and died during a practice session some ten days ago.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "In Memoriam: Sergei Grinkov" (1995). On Sport and Society. 258.