- Tapa dura: 304 páginas
- Editor: Warner Books; Edición: New (1 de noviembre de 1996)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 044652087X
- ISBN-13: 978-0446520874
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My Sergei: a Love Story (Inglés) Tapa dura – 1 nov 1996
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The Olympic gold medalist offers a poignant, loving account of her life with her long-time partner and beloved husband, Sergei Grinkov, from their first introduction and successive world pairs skating championships, to their storybook romance and marriage, to the fatal heart attack that took Sergei's life. Tour.
Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov were the most celebrated pairs skaters of all time. Partners in life as well as on the ice, they were rarely apart. Then, tragically, Sergei died at the age of twenty-eight. Now in her own words, his wife, Katia, tells their remarkable story, in this loving tribute to the exceptional man she idolized, whom she called...My Sergei. They were two mismatched kids teamed by the Soviet regime to perform for the good of the state. She was a tiny, serious girl of eleven; he was a fun-loving boy of fifteen. But they were talented and dedicated, and together they won four World Championships, two Olympic gold medals - and the hearts of millions of fans. Somewhere along the way, between training and competing, the couple fell madly in love, discovering the kind of profound relationship few ever find. Gordeeva and Grinkov (G & G as they were affectionately known) managed to parlay their intense emotions for each other into an exquisite, passionate skating style - one that became even more luminous after the birth of their daughter. Then, without warning, on November 20, 1995, Sergei suffered a fatal heart attack during a routine training session. Katia's dreams lay shattered. They had skated together for fourteen years and Sergei had been her protector. Katia, innocent in the ways of the world, was left to fend for herself and three-year-old Daria. In My Sergei, Katia recalls her storybook romance with Sergei: from first kiss in Russia to young love in Paris...from solemn marriage vows in Moscow to joyous parenthood in America. She tells of Sergei's ideals and aspirations. She shares their experiences as skaters, offering a candid look at the demanding world ofthe ice arena and its thrilling stars. And she speaks eloquently of Sergei's death and her battle to overcome grief, build a new life for herself and Daria, and summon the courage to skate again...alone.
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This book reveals an intricate love story between two "mismatched" skaters, in terms of height, but not in their eventual capacity to develop a deep love and respect for one another. Katia gives a rare insight into the world of competitive figure skating, which once the glitter and medals are gone, is unfair, stressful and cut throat. And yet somehow this new young couple must deftly navigate this unfamiliar territory. With a politically tumultuous Russia and dwindling opportunities, Sergei and Katia are faced with difficult decisions and sacrifices in hopes of securing a better future for themselves and young child. This becomes especially poignant toward the end as Sergei endures excruciating and debilitating pain which he never shows on the ice and is determined to overcome to provide for his family. This made my admiration for him grow not just as a great pair skater but more importantly as the husband and father he strived so hard to be. Truly a good soul.
There are also many funny, if not downright hilarious, moments in this book. The one with Sasha Fadeev at the sauna in 1989 is classic.
Sergei's death remains an agonizing loss and something time will not diminish. But these two loved each other so purely and deeply that it should be celebrated and cherished always.
My only complaint about the book is that I'm still left with questions about Sergei's feelings about his wife. I know from their skating and articles how he felt, and to have it included in the book would have made this story more complete.
Nevertheless, a rare and beautiful love that was lucky to have been found and one that will transcend time and space.
Katia shares that after her Sergei's death, Father Nikolai, her godfather, assures her that she will meet Sergei again. She is comforted by this. And so am I.
Something else that I enjoyed about the book was Katia's honesty her love for Sergei was evident throughout and her feelings about going back to skating after having their daughter.
I'm happy that Katia was able to find love again. I'm sure she still carries the love she had for Sergei in her heart. Even 20 plus years after his death I still wonder what their lives would have been like if he had not passed away.