Few sports are as graceful and magical as ice-skating. There is something extremely soothing about watching highly skilled ice-skaters gliding across the ice in ways that we would never have imagined possible. The body flexibility and movement coordination that comes from these performances are awe-inspiring! We find ourselves wondering how people can be so agile and fluid in their movements, and how many hours of practice it must have taken for them to be so good. There is no doubt that rigorous training and a lot of hard work are required to make it to the very top of the sport. World-famous ice-skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean know what it takes, and after a highly distinguished career as ice-skaters, they now judge competitions.
However, once in a while, they do get the chance to perform and they show that even after a lot of time away from competitively skating, the duo is just as good, if not better, than they used to be during the height of their fame. In March 2019, they gave an incredible performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” at the “Dancing On Ice” championships on ITV. While their age has caught up with their bodies, the prodigious skaters are still able to outperform even the best skaters of today. After their performance was aired, netizens took to Twitter and other social media channels to share their views. Much like they amazed viewers back in 1984 during the Winter Olympics after their world-record performance, they continue to leave fans amazed today.
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