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After amputations: Olympic champion Kostomarov moves to tears on TV

2023-11-29T11:38:57.460Z

Highlights: After amputations: Olympic champion Kostomarov moves to tears on TV. The former Olympic figure skating champion had to be hospitalized in January with severe pneumonia as a result of a corona disease. In his subsequent performance, the former world-class athlete performed the song "The City That Doesn't Exist" The Russian was active as a professional figure skater from 1996 to 2006 and won World Championship gold in ice dancing with his dance partner Tatjana Nawka in 2004 and in Moscow in 2005.



Status: 29.11.2023, 12:28 p.m.

By: Luca Hartmann

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After a serious illness, Olympic champion Roman Kostomarov is fighting his way back to life. In a Russian TV show, he is now moving to tears.

Munich – The fate of Roman Kostomarov shook the winter sports world at the beginning of the year. The former Olympic figure skating champion had to be hospitalized in January with severe pneumonia as a result of a corona disease, and in the meantime he was even in a coma. Due to a lack of blood, both his hands and legs had to be amputated. Since then, he has been fighting his way back to life.

Roman Sergeyevich Kostomarov
Age:February 8, 1977 (age 46), Moscow, Russia
Sport:Figure Skating (Ice Dance)
Greatest successes1x Olympic gold, 2x gold medals at World Championships, 3x gold medals at European Championships

Kostomarov with emotional appearance in Russian TV show

Recently, Kostomarov took part in the TV program "Avatar" in his homeland. In the music show, celebrities use state-of-the-art technology to control an avatar created especially for them and show off their singing and dancing skills. After all, the judges and the audience have to guess who it is.

In the last edition of the show, it was revealed that Kostomarov was behind one of the avatars. In his subsequent performance, the former world-class athlete performed the song "The City That Doesn't Exist" by Russian singer and composer Igor Kornelyuk, moving the judges to tears. During his performance, pictures of his hospital stay and videos of his first attempts at walking with his prosthetic legs were also shown.

Roman Kostomarov made an emotional appearance on Russian TV. © Instagram / lazarevsergey

Kostomarov moves jurors to tears

Russian singer Sergei Lazarev, who sits on the jury at the show, expressed himself with emotional words on Instagram after the performance. "I couldn't believe my eyes until the last moment! I infinitely admire the willpower of this great athlete, his desire to live and create! Yesterday, like my colleagues on the jury, I could not hold back my tears!" wrote Lazarev.

He continued: "Roman showed an unbelievable result. With his participation, he taught us all such a lesson and showed us all an example of how to love life, not despair, fight, believe and win in the end! Bravo, Roman! You're a winner! Please never give up," Lazarev said. Kostomarov himself would probably have liked to make more appearances. "It's a shame I didn't have the time to show the audience much more," he said after his elimination.

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Olympic champion shows progress

Kostomarov regularly shared updates on his health on his Instagram channel this year and shared his journey back to life with his roughly 400,000 followers. Videos of his impressive progress with his prosthetics or how he sits behind the wheel of a car for the first time again amaze his fans.

The Russian was active as a professional figure skater from 1996 to 2006 and won World Championship gold in ice dancing with his dance partner Tatjana Nawka in Dortmund in 2004 and in Moscow in 2005. The highlight of his career was winning the gold medal at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin.

Just recently, Kostomarov also paid a visit to his lifesavers. (LuHa)

Source: merkur

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