Messenger - Vol. 4, No. 1, Page 1
Polished pair

     Russian ice dancers Oksana Gritschuk and Evgeny Platov, winners
of the 1994 Olympic Gold Medal and World Championships, have joined
the star-studded family of skaters training at Delaware. Gritschuk,
22, and Platov, 27, came to the University's Ice Skating Science
Development Center in September to train with their long-time coach
Nataliza Linitchuk, who recently joined the UD coaching staff.
Linitchuk and her husband, Grennadiy Karpanosov, both Olympic gold
medalists and top-ranked coaches, brought other champion skaters with
them as well, making the University the premier coaching center for
ice dancing and figure skating.