Friday, May 06, 2005
Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner won five consecutive U.S. amateur figure skating pairs titles from 1976 to 1980. In 1979, they won the world pairs championship with perfect scores. They were hyped as gold medal favorites at the 1980 Olympics, but Gardner aggravated a groin injury during warmups, forcing them to withdraw. The duo became forever known as the heartbreak kids of Lake Placid.