Olympic Gold Medalist Figure Skater Shows Why We Should Never Give Up

Olympic Gold Medalist Figure Skater Shows Why We Should Never Give Up

German Olympic gold medalist figure skater Aljona Savchenko showcases why we should never give up on our dreams. Aljona is a Ukrainian-born German pair skater who spent decades on the ice.


In this viral clip from Facebook, we see Aljona compete in 5 different Olympic games as a pair skater. For years, she chased her dream of becoming an Olympic gold medalist, but it seemed that her dream may never become a reality.

From 2002 to 2014, Aljona left her heart on the ice as she competed at the Olympics. Unfortunate falls from herself and her partner, cost the duo precious points and left them without gold.

As time turned against her, Aljona knew that she could not continuing competing forever. When it came time for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Aljona had a new partner, Bruno Massot, and a determined mindset. Twice-winning Bronze, Aljona had her eyes on the gold once and for all.

As the video reaches her fifth Olympic appearance, we see Aljona and Bruno glide across the ice. From the lifts to the jumps, each moment is sheer perfection. And every time they nail a move, you can see the joy and happiness radiate across Aljona’s face.

Before the final round, Aljona told reporters, “We have nothing to lose and we will fight like tigers.” And that’s exactly what they did. Fellow Olympian and commenter, Tara Lipinski said, “That was fearless. They gave a gold medal performance.” Tara was right. The pair won the elusive gold medal and Aljona became one of the oldest women to win a gold medal in figure skating at the age of 34.

What a testament to hard work and dedication.

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