anzanian Father Abandoned Him as a Child
Robin Szolkowy and Aliona Savchenko, are Olympic bronze medalists.
Szolkowy was born in East Germany. His mother, a nurse, met his father, a Tanzanian medical doctor, when he was a student. Although Robin had seen photos of his father, the two did not meet until March 2008, in Vienna, Austria. Szolkowy began skating when he was 4 years old. Originally a singles skater, he switched to pairs when he was 16.