My Sergei by Ekaterina Gordeeva
A Love Story

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The Olympic gold medalist offers a poignant, loving account of her life with her long-time partner and beloved husband, Sergei Grinkov, from their first introduction and successive world pairs skating championships, to their storybook romance and marriage, to the fatal heart attack that took Sergei's life.

About Ekaterina Gordeeva

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Katarina Witt, born in 1965, still skates professionally. E. M. Swift is a senior writer at "Sports Illustrated" and co-author of "My Sergei: A Love Story with Ekaterina Goordeva and Eleven Seconds" with Travis Roy.
Published September 26, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 292 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Gordeeva and her husband, Sergei Grinkov, were two-time Olympic gold medalists in pairs skating who captured the world's heart with their fluid, flawless artistry and with the love that had developed between them (the two had started skating together when Gordeeva was only 11 and Grinkov 15).

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In the former Soviet Union, the sports establishment, charged with producing winners for the greater glory of the empire, had almost unlimited power over the athletically gifted.

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