The remarkable journey of Aljona Savchenko to international stardom and, ultimately, the top step of an Olympic podium was one of determination and a relentless pursuit for perfection.
When Savchenko parted ways with Robin Szolkowy in 2014 to team up with the relatively unknown Bruno Massot, many thought it was a crazy notion. But Savchenko proved the naysayers wrong when, just four years later, the duo stood atop the Olympic podium in PyeongChang.
This biography traces the careers of all three protagonists from childhood through to the final bows. It offers the reader a rare insight into the turbulence behind the scenes, the highs and lows, and the dedication it took to overcome the challenges en route to Olympic gold.
With over 200 photos – many of which have never been previously published – this is a show-stopping must-read for every figure skating fan and for anyone who wants to learn what it takes to be a champion.