Olympic champions Savchenko/Massot - back for one night only
A glimpse at greatness for just one night.
Olympic champions Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot performed in the exhibition gala on Saturday evening at the Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany.
They decided to take a rest this season after their PyeongChang 2018 victory.
We have decided to take a break from competitive skating, as of now for a year. Then we will reassess the situation. It’s possible we come back, or not. - Savchenko in May.
The duo will be on the ice this year in a non-competitive capacity as they have signed a deal to skate in the ice show “Holiday on ice”.
They performed a new routine created in conjunction with Olympic choreographer Benoit Richaud for the 50th anniversary of the Nebelhorn trophy.
Seven months after they set the ice on fire in PyeongChang to win the pairs free skate gold medal, Savchenko and Massot were back.
An icy exterior masked the terror Savchenko was feeling inside that day in Korea:
It was the most nervous, terrifying day in my whole life
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The hard road to gold
Aljona Savchenko spent 30 years fighting for her dream.
Disppointed with a bronze medal at Sochi 2014 following another bronze medal at Vancouver 2010 with partner Robin Szolkowy, her career felt unfulfilled.
In this exclusive interview with the Olympic Channel, Savchenko opened up about finally winning gold at PyeongChang and her unusual source of inspiration:
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Savchenko may have come into the 2018 Winter Games with two bronze medals, but it was partner Massot's debut Olympics.
He's from France, she was born in the Ukraine, they won gold for Germany in Korea.
"We do what we love, that's why," said Savchenko in a pre-PyeongChang interview, "it doesn't matter where."
Speaking of love, the chemistry on the ice between these two champions doesn't make Savchenko's English husband Liam Cross jealous at all.
We know because he told us exclusively:
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How to fall in love with a figure skater
Ever wondered how to fall in love with a figure skater? Liam has some advice for you here:
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Zagitova dances to Beyonce
The Nebehorln Trophy is one of the oldest and most established tournaments on the calendar, and some of the biggest names in skating came to join the celebrations.
Alina Zagitova made a triumphant return to competition winning the ladies' single event on Friday, she also danced in the Gala to Beyonce and Destiny Child's 'I'm a Survivor':