Ukraine-born Savchenko, 33, was bidding for a sixth world title having won five with her previous partner Robin Szolkowy.There's a new piece of bling on Meryl Davis and it's not an Olympic medal."Oh, a gay figure skater," Radford can hear ringing in his ears as people around the world read this story, "big shocker." We heard the same things when Sheryl Swoopes came out of the closet in the WNBA almost a decade ago.Yet the surprise then and now isn't that there is a lesbian in basketball or a gay man in figure skating; The surprise is that they are willing to come out in a sports world that has still not fully reconciled its issues with LGBT athletes. Only one - Rudy Galindo in 1996 - did it while still competing at all, retiring from competition after that season.He's heard it since he was a child when a classmate asked him why his parents forced him to figure skate. "I like it." That precipitated years of torment by other kids his age in rural Ontario.Not only was he performing in what his peers considered the "gayest" sport of all, he also had a lisp that plagued his childhood.Not only on Youtube but on other video streaming sites too!I hate to break it to you, but Olympic ice dancing couple Charlie White and Meryl Davis aren’t an item. ” According to Yahoo Sports, Charlie White’s in a relationship with former figure skater and hottie Tanith Belbin.
Skating to Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" the Chinese scored a personal best 150.83 points for their free skate and 232.06 overall, winning by a margin of just 1.76 points on Savchenko and Massot."It was a very moving performance and I think the audience could feel our emotion and our story in this programme," said 24-year-old Han.
The pair from Harbin have been on the comeback trail after 21-year-old Sui underwent surgery on both her feet early last year."We have been through many, many difficult things. Sui revealed that the months of doubt had changed her life.
"After my operation something changed for me," explained the 21-year-old.
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