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12-20-2010, 05:08 PM
Brian Boitano's '88 victory & Dorothy Hamil's '76 win.

12-20-2010, 05:13 PM
Goordev & Grinkov, 88. That was a magical LP peformance (even with that hideous flowery thing on their shoulders ).

T&D won by a landslide in 84 ... but I hated Bolero. So boring!

Dorothy, 76.

John Curry, 76.

Boitano, 88.

Tara, 98.

12-20-2010, 05:16 PM
Shen and Zhao...their gold medal free skate wasn't their best, but it seemed, even with the rough skate, that this win was the fitting, crowning achievement of a lifetime journey. Not just for them, but for their coach, for China's figure skaters, past and present.

And John Curry...I remember watching the 1976 Olympics with my mom when I was little. I was even more fascinated by the men's event - Curry, Cranston and Tickner - because of their contrasting styles and personalities. I loved Dorothy Hamill, too, but there seemed no doubt that she'd win (at least in my mind: she was super, perfect, ideal). The men's event was so exciting, a demonstration of every possibility of this sport and art that I was just beginning to learn. I was awestruck.

12-20-2010, 05:31 PM
B&S 2002 Pairs

12-20-2010, 05:33 PM
Shen and Zhao

Frau Muller
12-20-2010, 05:48 PM
Tara Lipinski in 1998 was the huge one.

Shizuka in 2006 and Oksana in 1994 were also special.

Going way back, Scott Hamilton in 1984 was wonderful.

12-20-2010, 05:53 PM
Will anyone vote for Baiul '94 :P. Oops, I see Frau Muller did

Frau Muller
12-20-2010, 05:57 PM
Many, MANY people were thrilled that "anyone but Nancy or Tonya" won. I felt a bit of that too but I genuinely fell in love with Baiul's musical slinkiness at '93 Worlds-Prague, so was rooting for her despite 'Tonya-Nancy Saga.'

12-20-2010, 06:08 PM
I have been extremely happy about the following wins:

- Lysacek, Kulik, Urmanov, Cousins and Curry
- Kim, Arakawa, Baiul, Witt, Hamill and Fleming
- Shen & Zhao, Gordeeva & Grinkov, Rodnina & Zaitshev/Ulanov
- Anissina & Peizerat and Torvill & Dean

12-20-2010, 06:11 PM
Arakawa 2006, Virtue/Moir 2010, Yagudin 2002, Anissina/Peizerat 2002, Klimova/Pomonarenko 1992, Kazakova/Dmitriev 1998, Mish/Dmitriev 1992, YuNa Kim 2010

as much as i like G/G in 94, i still think M/D deserved the gold just as much as them in '94.

12-20-2010, 06:22 PM
Boitano '88

Kulik '98

Yamaguchi '92 . . . for about 15 years

G/G '88 . . . which was a big deal because it was still during the Cold War

M/D '92

V/M '10

12-20-2010, 07:38 PM
Boitano, Kim, Lysacek, Shen & Zhao.

Not overjoyed because they weren't my favorites, but satisfied that the judges got it right:

Yagudin and Arakawa.

12-20-2010, 07:54 PM
Pairs- 1994 G&G

Ice Dance- 2010 V&M

Men- 2002 Yagudin

Ladies- 1994 Baiul (she will always be my favourite ladies Oly champ I think)

12-20-2010, 08:06 PM
Paul Wylie's silver medal. I know, not a victory, except it *was*! :lol:

12-20-2010, 08:25 PM
Arakawa's in 2006. Yagudin in 2002

Yes. I have only good feelings about their victories given the way they and everyone else skated. :cheer2: Shizuka's LP may not be widely regarded as one of the best ever, but it certainly was the best at that Olympic competition and without question, the right lady did win.