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Ziggy
12-23-2010, 11:16 PM
Poths - I couldn't agree more about how Rechnio got robbed. Even if it's her nerves that mostly robbed her, what she's shown at 1998 and 1999 Worlds should have been enough for at least one medal.

Marta Andrade was a legend! :respec:


Does anyone remember a Norwegian skater named Kaja Hanevold? I think she came close to making the cut for the LP in '00 Worlds. I bring her up because Norway NEVER is brought up in the context of figure skating post Sonja Henie. But with current Finnish success and the advent of some good Swedish skaters, maybe it will 'cross the border'

She had one very successful Europeans. Gorgeous skating.

I think she's quit skating to focus on modelling, the following season.

There were a lot of girls from Norway at Warsaw Cup. Jumps are not quite there yet but the one who won (nothing above 2a) had lovely basics and there was another one who was attempting 3loop.

gkelly
12-24-2010, 03:48 AM
Irony being that she was actually 2nd in the short at 1998 worlds, and had she just beaten HUBERT (who, yes, landed 4 triples in the FP as opposed to Rechnio's 3 - but she was slow, cautious, flutzed, had shite spins and moaned throughout)

Have to disagree with some of that. Hubert was definitely not slow or cautious in the LP at 1998 Worlds. One of the fastest in the field, at least in crossovers and step sequence. (Slutskaya, Rechnio, Lavrenchuk . . . and I think Carter were the only others as fast or faster.)

Now the spins, there I agree.

poths
12-24-2010, 04:35 PM
Have to disagree with some of that. Hubert was definitely not slow or cautious in the LP at 1998 Worlds. One of the fastest in the field, at least in crossovers and step sequence. (Slutskaya, Rechnio, Lavrenchuk . . . and I think Carter were the only others as fast or faster.)

Now the spins, there I agree.She skated fast into some jumps - flutz flip and loop. The rest of the program consisted of stops, poses, splatting and deep breaths. :confused:

pollyanna
12-24-2010, 05:45 PM
Anyone remember the uber :smokin: 3/3 rockin (and not much else technically :shuffle: )
Lenka Kulovana

Absolutely loved her. :glamor:

http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2970756&postcount=4

SmallFairy
12-24-2010, 07:09 PM
Kaja Hanevold is now coaching in Asker, outside Oslo, her old club, and also doing some choreographing, if I'm informed correctly. She skated so well at Euros 1999, I think she was 16th, I was in utter shock, and so happy for her!

Marta Andrade was really around for ages, I loved her. and she was soooo tiny, when you walked past her, it was like passing a small child. good for her learning flip and lutz, me too was over the roof for her when she landed the lutz for the first time!

Lenka Kulovana...awwww, bless her!! it seemed she had an endless wardrobe of yellow dresses. The year they allowed ladies to do 3,3 in the sp she placed really high after that first phase of competition, 5th maybe, don't remember excactly, but then she couldn't hold it together in the free, with only toe-loops and salchows... but her 3t3t was lovely!

my fave OES is also Mikkeline Kirkgaard, Tamara Dorofejev, Sanna Maija Wiksteen, Anna Lundström, Susanne Stadlmüller (was she OES?) (she was so long-limbded and elegant), Sabina Wojtala - if only she could land those triples when it counted!

don't even get me started about Anna Rechnio <3

in men, my all time favourite will forever be Juraj Sviatko of Slovak Republic, he stole my heart with his black and yellow striped bumble bee costume:):):)

robinhood
12-24-2010, 07:48 PM
isn't Marta Andrade the now commentator for Eurosport España?

gkelly
12-24-2010, 08:48 PM
She skated fast into some jumps - flutz flip and loop.

And the triple-triple that she splatted on. That first jump covered a lot of ice.

And the step sequence, as I mentioned above.


The rest of the program consisted of stops, poses, splatting and deep breaths. :confused:

And Rechnio's consisted of two-foot skating, exactly one clockwise turn in the whole program (or two if you count a LFO mohawk), and splatting?

Look, both skaters had strengths and weaknesses. It was a 5-4 split between them in the long program. We can all have our favorites, but championing one by ignoring her own weaknesses and exaggerating those of other doesn't do anything to promote appreciation of skating, judging, or OES ladies in general.

poths
12-24-2010, 08:59 PM
And the triple-triple that she splatted on. That first jump covered a lot of ice.

And the step sequence, as I mentioned above.



And Rechnio's consisted of two-foot skating, exactly one clockwise turn in the whole program (or two if you count a LFO mohawk), and splatting?

Look, both skaters had strengths and weaknesses. It was a 5-4 split between them in the long program. We can all have our favorites, but championing one by ignoring her own weaknesses and exaggerating those of other doesn't do anything to promote appreciation of skating, judging, or OES ladies in general.:lol:

alchemy void
12-25-2010, 05:40 AM
YEAH! OES smackdown!!!

Fergus
12-25-2010, 05:48 PM
My OES Diva is was and always will be Olga Markova (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD8URnScIO4):swoon:

The costumes alone, worth the price of admission. So dramatique! :drama:

briancoogaert
12-25-2010, 06:10 PM
My OES Diva is was and always will be Olga Markova (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD8URnScIO4):swoon:
Wheeee !
And what about this one by Olga Markova (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faNpjc9EyOE&feature=related) ?

shah
12-25-2010, 07:21 PM
Eva Marie Fitze pre Rico Rex era :) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrhTpMng03w)

oleada
12-25-2010, 07:23 PM
We can't talk about Olga Markova and not included this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxjQwiaGsyo)

gkelly
12-26-2010, 01:55 AM
Wheeee !
And what about this one by Olga Markova (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faNpjc9EyOE&feature=related) ?

One of my all-time favorites.

victoriaheidi
12-26-2010, 02:49 AM
She wasn't really OES, but I really miss Jenni Vähämaa.