Beauty, endurance and strength. These are words that define the sport of figure skating, but more specifically, these are words that describe Alexei Yagudin's skating. Although he did not win gold at Worlds 2001, he won the hearts of his audience and proved, beyond dispute, that if you persist, you can achieve the very best kind of success. Silver shines. Gold glistens. But, the smiles you bring to so many faces, indeed means so much more. Yagudin. He is a true Champion, no matter what color the medal!