On this last day of the month, I'd like to look back and celebrate the birthdays of some pretty fantastic figure skaters by posting a video or clip of a memorable performance for each. What a great month it was! Happy birthday to all skaters!
July 2, Johnny Weir, age 30
Johnny's "Love is War" freeskate from the 2008 Worlds. He won the bronze medal.
July 7, Michelle Kwan, age 34:
Michelle's "Salome" freeskate from the 1996 Worlds. Michelle won the gold medal.
July 11, Tanith Belbin, age 30:
Tanith and Benjamin Agosto's latin original dance from the 2006 Olympics. After a strong showing here, they went on to win silver in the freeskate.
July 12, Kristi Yamaguchi, age 43:
Kristi's 1992 Nationals freeskate to "Malaguena":
July 18, Dick Button, age 85; Tenley Albright, age 79:
Clips from Dick's 1952 Olympic freeskate. He won his second-consecutive Olympic gold medal:
Tenley's 1956 Worlds freeskate. She finished second (she won the Olympic games just a couple of weeks earlier).
July 26, Dorothy Hammil, age 58:
Dorothy's 1976 gold-medal winning Olympic freeskate:
July 27, Peggy Flemming, age 66:
Peggy at the 1968 U.S. Nationals. She won her fifth consecutive title and went on to win the Olympic Games soon after.
July 31, Agnes Zawadski, age 20:
Agnes' short program from the 2012 Nationals. She placed first in this portion and went on to finish 3rd overall.