Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean - Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics
Torvill and Dean created the best Olympic figure skating moment in the 1984 Winter Olympics.
The ice pair a free dance to Maurice Ravel's Bolero on Valentine's Day in 1984. The performance was ground-breaking from the beginning.
Their dancing set a new standard for world-class figure skating in the history of the Winter Olympics. The duo tried an innovative way of kneeling on the ice and facing each other at the beginning to extend the performance.
A flawless performance of the ice pair earned them perfect marks for artistic impression and a stunning gold medal.
Dean explained in an interview with The Guardian newspaper, “The stopwatch only started when you began to skate. And our blades don’t hit the ice for several bars”.
Courtney Jones made costumes for them, who was a champion skater himself. They delivered flawless dancing for four minutes and 28 seconds with perfection.
For their phenomenal performance, they received 6.0 scores across the board, the maximum number of points awarded under the old system.