I just don't enjoy watching figure skating like I have in the past now that he is retired. I kept on waiting for Sasha to put together a clean short and long programs at the same competition, sigh. In the free skate, Button amazed the audience by performing a double axel jump, requiring two-and-one-half turns in the air. In , he came up with the double loop combo of two double loops. In , he placed second at the Eastern States novice single championships. Home Reference Biography Dick Button. Richard Totten "Dick" Button born July 18, is an American former figure skater and a well-known long-time skating television analyst.
Dick Button Dick Button born , a dominant force in figure skating in the late s and early s, was instrumental in developing the sport in America. As a figure skating fan and a fan of Button's commentary, I really enjoyed this book. Not just in skating but the arts in general. Look at the placement of her leg in that layback! Business Wire, December 22, Figure skater Dick Button at St. The article links you to Brown's skating to music from Riverdance.
A must watch rant for skating fans. I didn't need McEnroe and Endberg filling the air with their personal commentary. He makes a lot of valid points about the new rules and the direction of skating away from artistry and toward greater and greater technical feats. Once you save your settings the first time you will receive a confirmation email. Translate to English Translate to English Impressum. I, too, really miss him. Men's Singles Event History.
A legend in his sport, Button continues to be one of the most influential persons in figure skating more than half a century after his Olympic triumphs. That said, it does not fail to deliver quality information, personal insight, and delightful skating anecdotes for any skating fan. He could have gone to Yale University , but Yale would not let him take time off to compete as a skater. But he failed to land any clean jumps Friday, falling on his opening quad and stepping out of the landings on a quad toeloop and a triple axel. In , Button married figure skating coach Slavka Kohout, but they later divorced.