A biography of skating star Ekaterina Gordeeva who, with her husband Sergei Grinkov, won two Olympic gold medals, and who, since his untimely death in 1995, skates alone.
Katia Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov were an ice skating pair. "Born in Russia, they won European championships, world championships, and gold medals at two Olympics. They married in 1991 and continued to perform after the birth of their daughter. Sergei died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 28 while
rehearsing with his wife. Gordeeva here describes their skating and personal life in Russia and the United States." (Libr J)
A Letter for Daria
Gr 3-5--Gold-medal winner Gordeeva writes to her six-year-old daughter in this autobiographical letter. Each of the nine short chapters touches on a different aspect or time in the skater's life. Although the easy-to-read text is clearly written and concise, Gordeeva does not go into depth about her or her late husband's lives. She touches on a few differences between Russian and
American cultures, her feelings about training, and her thoughts on religion, and shares some of her hopes and dreams for both her and her daughter's futures.