The message reads, in part:
“Alexander Gorshkov, an outstanding athlete, a talented person, infinitely passionate about his sport, has passed away. His name is associated with the most remarkable and unforgettable pages of the victorious chronicles of the national figure skating school, its triumphs and achievements, and the first ever Olympic gold in ice dancing. As a co-founder of the Talent and Success Foundation and a member of its Board of Trustees, Alexander Gorshkov put a great deal of effort in supporting young talents and their professional development.
Alexander Gorshkov, the long-time leader of Russian figure skating and a truly global sports figure, will forever remain in the hearts of his family, friends, colleagues, and all fans of figure skating, as a cherished memory.”
Soviet figure skater, Olympic champion, six-time world and European champion Alexander Gorshkov died on November 17 in Moscow at the age of 76.