posted by Linda from United States on February 22, 2010 5:30 PM
So happy to find your website! Tonight as I watch the free dance from the Vancouver games, I will remember the magic you displayed in Albertville and how nothing has come close ever since. Every now and again, I have to go to YouTube and watch your performance from 1992 because it is just so magically stirring and beautiful. It was simply superb. It is very nice to see that you are both well and are teaching. I wish you both love, happiness and success. I miss seeing Klimova and Ponomarenko on the ice!!!! All the best to you both and your boys :-)
posted by Susan Ackerman from United States on February 22, 2010 1:20 PM
I agree that your Bach program stands the test of time. I still watch it. Tonight I am rooting for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir because they are exquisite together. They come closest to achieving what you have accomplished in originality, beauty, musicality and partnering. And they are young so they also have a chance of matching your longevity.
Keep up the good work. You have been such an inspiration.
posted by rebecca from on February 21, 2010 11:07 PM
Dear Ms. Marina Klimova and Mr. Sergei Ponomarenko, No one else compares.
posted by Linda Moon from United States on February 19, 2010 11:17 PM
Your performance in the '92 Olympics, to me, remains the most beautiful ice dancing routine ever! And how wonderful to know your partenship on the ice and off has continued for over 20 years...both an accomplishment in your profession! As I watch the ice dancing tonight my thoughts go back to both of you...no one compares!
posted by Edward Woodard from United States on February 19, 2010 10:15 PM
Watching the olympics in Vancouver brings to my mind the beautiful performances you had over the years. I was happy to find your website you have always been my favorites. Thank you for adding so much beauty and grace to the sport and for passing on this beauty to another generation.
posted by Merrie Thornburg from United States on February 15, 2010 1:53 PM
While watching the Vancouver Olympics, I recalled your incredible past performance. I always thought it was the most beautiful ice dancing interpretation I'd ever seen.
posted by Marina A from Ukraine on February 10, 2010 10:30 PM
Дорогие Марина и Сергей!
В 1992 году, когда вы выиграли Олимпиаду, я заканчивала школу. Композиция под Баха потрясла меня настолько, что я ни о чем не могла думать, ходила как под гипнозом. Другое потрясение - 6-я симфония Чайковского. Сейчас пересмотрела видео - та же магия, то же ощущение потустороннего. Я не знаю ничего даже близко похожего в фигурном катании ни до, ни после. Иногда сталкиваешься с чем-то сверхмощным и сверхталантливым, так что даже страшно второй раз смотреть или слушать, а все равно тянет как магнитом. Вот с вами так.
Я очень надеюсь, что вы здоровы и счастливы. Спасибо вам за то невероятное и непостижимое, что родилось из вашего сотрудничества друг с другом и с вашими тренерами и одарило чем-то бесценным меня и еще много людей.
posted by Anna from Germany on February 05, 2010 11:04 AM
I was touched full of emotions two times from Russian people. First time 1992 when I say YOU both on television with the BACH skateversion. Breathless. Another moment was 2005 by VITAS and his music. You touched my heart deeply :-)
posted by Traci Cope from United States on February 05, 2010 11:03 AM
I wanted to thank the two of you for bringing beauty and art to the sport of ice dancing. I was moved to tears when I saw you perform in the 1992 Winter Olympics and win the gold. Bach has never looked so good! I had never been so moved by a sporting experience. I also wanted you to know that I am going to speak in front of my school this winter (I teach at a K-8 school in Santa Barbara) and show them the video of your performance. I wanted to show them the true beauty you brought to your sport, and the amazement I have that you can create LOVE on ice. When I was in college (in the early 90's) my professor showed your "Man and a Woman" performance to our class to show us his true idea of beauty! Isn't that cool? I am amazed that You Tube allows me to revisit that wonderful moment. I am happy you live in California now and have the opportunity to teach yourselves. May you enjoy life, your family, and your sport. Warmly, Traci Cope