G&G career timeline
Created by gordeeva_com on Mar 4, 2009
Last updated: 03/12/10 at 12:32 AM
Won this professional competition. Skated Requiem. Exhibitions: Vocalise.
Won the championship. Short program: Crazy for you. Long program: Vocalise.
Won this team competition. Short program: Crazy for you. Long program: The man I love
Won the competition. Short program: Crazy for you. Long program: Vocalise. Exhibitions: The man I love.
Won this professional championship. Short program: Crazy for you. Long program: Vocalise (Riverie costumes).
Became Olympic Champions for a second time. Short program: Flamenco. Long program: Moonlight Sonata. Exhibitions: Reverie and part of Moonlight Sonata
Won the Europeans. Short program: Flamenco. Long program: Moonlight Sonata.
Won the Russian Nationals. Short program: Flamenco. Long program: Moonlight Sonata.
Won the competition. During the short program, Ekaterina's skirt started to become undone, so in the future the costume had to be a little redesigned.
Won the competition. Short program: The Nutcracker. Long program: Reverie.
Won the competition. Short program: The Nutcracker. Long program: Pagliacci.
Won the competition with Maria program. Exhibitions - Méditation from Thaïs.
Placed second. Skated Jesus Christ Superstar. Exhibitions - Méditation from Thaïs.
Placed second at their first Professional Championships.
Won the Goodwill Games in Seattle. After the short program, Katia and Sergei had an opportunity to talk to their parents via satellite. Larry King and Vladimir Pozner asked the questions and talked to the couple and their parents.
Won gold at World Championships in Halifax, Canada
Won Europeans in Leningrad (Russia).
Won gold at NHK Trophy in Kobe, Japan.
Became World Champions for the third time.
Won silver at Worlds in Budapest, Hungary.
Became Olympic Champions at XV Winter Olympic Games in Calgary (Canada). Sergei: "The first drafts of the short program were unsuccessful. In very short time, we had to create a new program that would feel like our own and then work a lot to be able to reach our rivals. When we heard the "March of the Toreadores", we understood right away that it is our music. We were ready to change element order even a hundred times as long as we have that music to skate to."
Won gold at Europeans.
Won an international event, Moscow News Cup. During the practice before the exhibition, Katia fell from a lift and had a concussion, she ended up in a hospital for 2 weeks.
Won gold at Worlds in Cincinnati (Ohio).
Were disqualified. During the long program, Sergei's boot strap became loose. After the referree stoped the music, G&G continued skating because they thought that there were technical problems with the music. They were offered to reskate the program, but refused being too tired. Katia wrote in her journal about this: "Saraevo. Europeans. The beginning of the long program was fine. During the third motion Sergei's boot strap got loose. Just before the toe-loop, the judge gave us a whistle. We did not stop. Skated till the end without the music. The throw was shaky. For some reason it's more difficult to skate without music. I felt very tired. Did not reskate, did not get a placement. In vain, should have reskated!"
Won Soviet Nationals.
Won silver at Skate Canada in Regina (Saskatchewan).
Skated an exhibition program "Fly, doves fly" at the Goodwill Games in Moscow, Russia
Won their first Worlds in Geneva, Switzerland.
Came second at the Europeans in Copenhagen, Denmark
G&G debuted at Soviet Nationals and took a lead after the short program. Won a silver.
G&G placed 4th at the Moscow News Cup, an international event held in Moscow. In her journal, Katia wrote: "Skated well the short program. I didn't do well a double flip. During the practice could not do it at all. We didn't do well the spin with leg change. Could not see my partner. Work on that".
Won Skate Canada in London, Ontario.
First Nationals for the pair, they finished sixth.
Won the World Junior Championship in Colorado Springs, (Colorado state, US).
In 1984, Katia and Sergei skated Marina Zueva's graduation project, a program called 'Childhood', before a commity.
Finished fith at the World Junior Championships in Sapporo Japan.
In August of 1982, Vladimir Zakharov, a coach at CSKA, paired two unpromising singles skaters, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov. Katia was 11 and Sergei was 15 at the time.