e99 Online Shopping Mall

Geometry.Net - the online learning center Help  
Home  - Athletes Ice Skating - Baiul Oksana (Books)

  1-4 of 4

click price to see details     click image to enlarge     click link to go to the store

1. Secrets of Skating
2. Oksana: My Own Story
4. Oksana Baiul (Female Figure Skating

1. Secrets of Skating
by Oksana Baiul
Hardcover: 144 Pages (1997-10-15)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$6.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0789301040
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
With her trademark grace and charm, Olympic champion Oksana Baiul takes readers "backstage" into her world, giving them insight into the moves, the music, the costumes, the makeup, the personalities, and more, which are involved in this immensely popular sport. 200 color photos. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (11)

4-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining read and a treat for skating fans
Who can fail but sympathize with Ms. Baiul, an anomaly in this glittering sport of young women who usually have it all - looks, money, and loving families. That Oksana managed to achieve greatness with none of the above says it all about her talent. Oksana's fans won't be disappointed.

3-0 out of 5 stars Oksana - professional but not personal
I do not like biographies, yet this book was able to keep my attention. Oksana discusses her life as it relates to various parts of ice skating. The only drawback is that you do not learn about the everyday Oksana. You do not learn about any of her other interests (sports done in her training routine do not necessarily count as "fun, relaxing hobbies"), her favorite foods, favorite types of music, or her feelings about having a family or dating.
I love the numerous ways that she compares and contrasts ballet and ice skating without making either activity seem inferior or superior to the other.
She appears to be an emotional person and the writing style is just as emotional - written in typeset, cursive, straight lines, circles, and various colors.The photographs are taken from very interesting perspectives, and do make sure that you see the photo of the man doing a headstand without the use of his hands! She did a very interesting job of combining a book about the factual aspects of figure skating with the story of her life - she even explains how to do basic jumps and spins. Many ice skating books explain figure skating for beginners, but this book is a great starter for those considering a professional career on the ice.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must for the skater!!!
This book is fulled with beautiful photos and tips

4-0 out of 5 stars Truly a portrait of Oksana
I sprinted to the bookstore the day this book was released and snatched up the last copy. And, by and large, I wasn't at all disappointed. It's beautifully done, with style and originality. Tons of great pictures ofOksana, and she writes in a pleasant, simple manner. But I get the feelingthat she just wasn't ready to truly share herself at the time, which makessense, considering when she wrote it. The only other problem is that inlight of the changes in her life since this book was done, it seems tofocus on a very short period of time in Oksana's life. Nonetheless, Oksanais a remarkable, beautiful, incredibly talented young woman, and I wish herall the best in the world. I have a feeling that if things continue as theyare now, the next book she does, if she does one, will be a lot moreintimate.

5-0 out of 5 stars Oksana's is a Jewel.A Figure Skater. An Actress. A Dancer.
Oksana has a secret that she will keep because her secret is her. She is an actress who makes a song reality in through her own visions. She's a dancer who captivates.There has been no one else to impress the world ofice skating before or after Oksana.She will leave a strike on the ice fora lifetime.This book is Oksana's words and is a an item of figure skatinghistory, but Oksana is still the real treasure.We have all been blessedto have been able to experience the way Oksana peforms through hervulnerable spirit. ... Read more

2. Oksana: My Own Story
by Oksana Baiul
 Hardcover: 46 Pages (1997-01-14)
list price: US$16.99 -- used & new: US$7.94
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0679883827
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Born in a small Ukrainian industrial town, Olympic figure skating champion Oksana Baiul suffered many childhood tragedies.When she was just two years old, her father abandoned her family, never to be heard from again. Oksana's grandparents died when she was ten, and, three years later, her mother died of cancer.Within a few months, the coach who had taken Oksana into his home defected to Canada, leaving his young pupil alone in the world.Brokenhearted, Oksana threw her skates in the trash,but she took refuge in her skating once again after famed coach Galina Zmievkaya offered to take her under her wing.Oksana had auditioned for Galina in a pair of borrowed skates held together by tape, but the coach recognized the young girl's tremendous skating talent and indomitable spirit.Today, Oksana's dramatic rags-to-riches story -- and the number of her fans -- continues to build.Oksana, who now lives and trains in Simsbury, CT, is preparing to reenter the competitive skating world in the 1997 World Championships and the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan.She regularly headlines in national skating tours and TV specials and has been featured in countless newspapers and magazines.In Oksana:My Own Story, readers will meet firsthand both the fantasy princess and the very real teenager; the gifted skater and the warm, fun-loving young woman.
... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Oksana Baiul My Own Story
This offers a glimpse into the world of a humble young Russian girl goes after the "brass ring" and wins Gold, before she fell from grace.
Oksana is a poised beautiful person who skates with her heart and was an inspiration for my 4 year old daughter to get on the ice and try.

5-0 out of 5 stars From the heart
Oksana tells her story with moving earnestness, from her tragic personal losses to her triumph in Lillehammer. Everyone who watched her win the gold medal couldnt' help but be touched by her performance, which was yet another triumph over adversity (she had been injured in a practice in a collision with another skater). Her from-the-heart performance gave her the much-deserved Olympic medal. Here's a glimpse into the girl behind the glitter. Figure skating fans won't want to miss this one, and it's a tale of personal triumph and determination that other young athletes would do well to emulate ... Read more

3. INTERNATIONAL FIGURE SKATING magazine December 2001 Volume 7 Issue 5 (Ice Skating Magazine, Ottavio Cinquanta on cover, Kristi Yamaguchi, Oksana Baiul)
 Single Issue Magazine: Pages (2001)

Asin: B0036V1IKG
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

4. Oksana Baiul (Female Figure Skating Legends)
by Lonnie Hull Dupont
 Library Binding: 64 Pages (1998-10)
list price: US$19.65
Isbn: 0791042014
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
A biography of the young Ukrainian figure skater who won a gold medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally!A concise & comprehensive book about Oksana Baiul!
This small but compact book provided the perfect balance of information, insight, and history into the life of the skating world's most enigmatic Ladies Olympic Gold Medalist ever...........Miss Oksana Baiul!It delves into Oksana's early beginnings as a precocious child from a very poorcountry (Ukraine) whose phenomenal talent was evident at a very earlyage........and this talent was both nurtured and tested many timesthroughout the ups & downs of her life (re: loss of each one of herfamily members and the subsequent quitting of skating only to come backstronger than before).In the end, it is about the testament of the humanspirit and triumph over tragedy..........which the author captured somovingly.It's a definite keeper. ... Read more

  1-4 of 4

Prices listed on this site are subject to change without notice.
Questions on ordering or shipping? click here for help.

site stats