7-yr-old skates to the center of the rink. Now keep your eyes on her feet! I’m out of words!


This video shows the figure skating competition performance of a 7-year-old girl at the 2009 LA Open Artistic. The girl was precocious Gia Kokotakis, representing the All Year Figure Skating Club of California. The music accompaniment was “You Raise Me Up”.

It was a truly graceful performance. She may have lacked power at that age but she more than made up for it with her grace and effortlessness in performance. The jumps were flawless and well-timed, and the always elegant camel position will quite literally take your breath away!

At that very tender age of 7 and competing against older girls up to 14 years old, Gia defied all odds and expectations to land the third place medal at that 2009 competition.

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