Ilhan Mansiz Stars In Sequel To The Cutting EdgeBy: The Offside | October 28th, 2010
Star from a mainstream team sport is forced to retire early through injury. After taking another job, he’s approached to begin figure skating. Does so with flying colors, and ends up falling in love with his partner in their quest for the Olympics.
I feel like I’ve seen this movie before.
(I haven’t. Swear.)
You may remember Ilihan Mansiz for things like this:
In a few years time, you may remember him for things like a triple toe-loop and highly questionable, discomfort-inducing male fashion. Because he’s taking his fancy footwork and trickeration for a ride in his path to becoming the real life version of Doug Dorsey.
In 2008, at age 32, German-born Mansiz took to the ice for the first time in his life — as part of a Turkish television show in which celebrities are paired up with professional ice-skaters for a competition lasting several weeks.
Partnered with Olga Bestandigova, a Slovak figure skater who competed in the 2002 Winter Olympics, Mansiz won the show.
Mansiz said Bestandigova — now his girlfriend — dreamt of taking part in another Olympic Games but did not have a partner.
“We had so much fun and trained for between six and eight hours a day,” he told Reuters. “We came on in leaps and bounds so we decided to train for the Olympics.”
Anything else would indicate I’ve actually seen the movie of note, so…err…