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Famous Pair Skaters

Read about famous pair skating teams in this section.

Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner - Ice Skating Pair Champions
Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner began skating together in the 1960s. They continue to be figure skating stars.

"Forever Two As One" - Review of Babilonia and Gardner's Story
Since they were young children, Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner have skated together. Together, they've written Forever Two As One. The book takes the reader into the lives of the figure skating legends.

Video Memories of Figure Skating Champion Randy Gardner
This video montage was put together by figure skating champion Randy Gardner. It shows memories of his childhood, his life, and his skating.

Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov - Pair Skating Legends
Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov won two Olympic gold medals in pair skating. They were known for being creative and for being artistic on the ice. Their ballet style of pair skating changed the sport.

Kitty and Peter Carruthers - 1984 Olympic Pair Skating Silver Medalists
Kitty and Peter Carruthers won the silver medal at the 1984 Winter Olympic Games that took place in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

Russian Pair Skating Show Documentary
This is a video documentary about Russian show pair skating that features 1981 world pair skating champions Irina Rodnina and Igor Lisovsky. The language spoken in this video is Russian. Even though the viewer may not understand what is being said, the figure skating in this film is very interesting.

Photos of 1984 Olympic Pair Skating Silver Medalists Kitty and Peter Carruthers
Kitty and Peter Carruthers are the 1984 Olympic pair skating silver medalists.

Brooke Castile and Ben Okolski - 2007 U.S. Pair Skating Champions
Brooke Castile and Ben Okolski won the 2007 U.S. Pair Skating title. Their win was a surprise win.

Caydee Denny & Jeremy Barrett - 2010 US Pair Skating Champions
Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett are the 2010 US National Pair Skating Champions. They rose to the top of the US Figure Skating pair skating scene very quickly.

Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig
At the 2010 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, pair figure skaters, Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig, won the silver medal. The team has skated together since 2002.

Gordeeva and Grinkov - Olympic Pair Skating Champions
Russian pair skaters Gordeeva and Grinkov won virtually every competition they entered. They won the Olympics in both 1988 and in 1994. They began skating together as children and married in 1991. Sergei died suddenly in 1995. Ekaterina Gordeeva continues to perform.

Rena Inoue and John Baldwin - Pair Skating Champions
Rena Inoue and John Baldwin are the first and only figure skating pair team to land a throw triple axel.

Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker - World Junior Pair Champions
Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker won the U.S. National Junior Pair title and the World Junior Pair Championships in 2007.

Photos of Pair Champions Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker
Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker are the 2008 United States National Pair Skating Champions. This photo gallery shows off photos of the pair team.

McLaughlin and Brubaker - Video of the 2007 Junior World Champions
Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker, the 2007 United States National Junior Pair Skating Champions and 2007 Junior World Pair Skating Champions, are rising pair skating stars. This video shows them receiving their awards at the 2007 Junior World Figure Skating Championships.

Jamie Sal and David Pelletier - Canadian, World, & Olympic Champions
Canadian figure skaters Jamie Sal and David Pelletier are one of the sets of Olympic pair skating champions that were crowned after the controversy that surrounded the pair skating event at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy
German Pair Skaters Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy are the 2008 and 2009 World Pair Skating Champions.

JoJo Starbuck
JoJo Starbuck and her pair skating partner, Kenneth Shelley, won the US pair skating title three times and competed in two Winter Olympic games.

Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao - Pair Skating Champions
Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao are the first pair skaters from China to win the world pair skating title.

Irina Vorobieva - 1981 World Pair Skating Champion
Russian born, Irina Vorobieva, won the world pair skating title in 1981. She medaled at three different world figure skating championships and participated in international ice skating events multiple times. She also competed in the Olympics.

Roy Wagelein - Olympic Pair Skater
Olympic figure skater, Roy Wagelein was one of the most talented pair skaters in U.S. history. He placed second at three consecutive U.S. National Figure Skating Championships (1966, 1967, and 1968) and qualifed for three world championships. He also competed in the 1968 Olympic Games in Grenoble, France.

Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul - 1960 Olympic Pair Skating Champions
Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul won the Canadian pair skating title five times, the world pair skating title four times, and also won gold at the 1960 Winter Olympic Games.

Caitlin Yankowskas and John Coughlin - Pair Figure Skating Champions
U.S. pair figure skaters Caitlin Yankowskas and John Coughlin placed second in the short program phase of the championship pairs skating event at the 2010 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.

Caydee Denney and John Coughlin Interview At Liberty Summer Competition 7-14-11
On July 14, 2001, pair figure skating champions, Caydee Denney and John Coughlin, debuted their short program at the 2011 Summer Liberty Competition Aston, Pennsylvania. This was the pair's first competition performance. In this video, the pair is interviewed by figure skating writer and television commentator, PJK Wong, shortly after the event.

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