Saturday, December 20, 2014

Day 9: Brian Orser's 1988 "Sing Sing Sing"

If Scott Hamilton is considered "American Skate God for life," then I'd have to say that Brian Orser is the Canadian equivalent. Orser is an 8-time Canadian National Champion, a 6-time World medalist (he won gold in 1987) and a 2-time Olympic silver medalist in 1984 and 1988. In recent years, he has become a world-famous skating coach. He was finally able to strike Olympic gold as the coach of South Korean skating phenom, Yu-Na Kim, who won gold in stunning fashion in Vancouver. Orser is the coach of the most-recent men's Olympic champion, Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan, and he also coaches Spanish skating star, Javier Fernandez.

This 1988 Olympic short program to "Sing Sing Sing" is pretty spectacular. It's on-point with jumps, spins, and choreographic impact. Such energy and command. Orser at his finest. Enjoy!

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