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Aussie Willy
12-20-2010, 09:01 PM
First one to come to mind for myself was Lysacek. He deserved to beat Plushenko, but more so considering Plushenko thought the OGM was going to be handed to him regardless of how well he did.

judgejudy27
12-20-2010, 09:26 PM
Yu Na Kim 2010 women

I would say Yamaguchi since I like her alot but I wanted Ito to win in 1992 and Yamaguchi to win in 1994. I think Kristi still had alot more to put out as an amateur and was planning on doing so but winning in 1992 abruptly stopped that. And the standard of skating in 93-94 (or beyond) would have been so much higher with her there. And of course the great Ito deserved an Olympic Gold medal.

Alexei Yagudin 2002 men
Ilia Kulik 1998 men

Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze 2002 pairs

Virtue & Moir 2010 dance
Anissina & Peizerat 2002 dance

query5
12-20-2010, 09:48 PM
actually now---NONE_--why they cheated for everyone single one of them.
If they cheat, rig events now. you can beat your bottom dollar they did back then.

Used. to be happy with boitano, yagudin, arakawa, kulik, yu-na,
kristi, katarina, scott hamilton.
gordeeva & grinkov, russian dance team in 1992, pair team in 92,
most of them.
except for tara, sarah, anyone winning after 1998.

rigged events all of them.
they want you to win, they will overlook everything, every mistake to let you win and say how great you did this/that and win.

mia joy
12-20-2010, 09:52 PM
Yagudin, period. Really, noone else. Olympics are not my best event, my favourites never win...

Twilight1
12-20-2010, 09:53 PM
First one to come to mind for myself was Lysacek. He deserved to beat Plushenko, but more so considering Plushenko thought the OGM was going to be handed to him regardless of how well he did.

:lol: Ain't that the truth!! I am glad he got knocked down a couple notches personally. His completely dull 2006 LP to this day makes me appreciate all the more what Yagudin and Kulik did the prior 2 Oly's. Technically superior but so amazing presentation wise. Lysacek was amazing and deservedly won the competition.

briancoogaert
12-20-2010, 09:53 PM
Well, with time, i don't really care about the medals. I'm more interested in good skating.
Anyway, I was happy with some victories :
YuNa Kim, Virtue&Moir for 2010.
Shizuka Arakawa for 2006.
Alexei Yagudin for 2002.
Ilia Kulik for 1998. And even as a Kwan, I'm really happy each time I watch Tara's LP in Nagano (of course, a Gold for Michelle would have been so much better for me !). I'm happy that Grishuk&Platov won their second title, but I didn't like their programs in 1998.
Gordeeva&Grinkov for 1994. :swoon:
Kristi Yamaguchi for 1992. Sooooo happy !

Lookingood
12-20-2010, 09:57 PM
Yagudin in 2002, V&M 2010 and Yuna Kim 2010.
:40beers:

MichelleTodd
12-20-2010, 10:48 PM
First one to come to mind for myself was Lysacek. He deserved to beat Plushenko, but more so considering Plushenko thought the OGM was going to be handed to him regardless of how well he did.

For me, also. Plus I was so happy a favorite of mine won after all the Olympic heartbreaks for Kwan and Eldredge. :wuzrobbed

flutzilla1
12-21-2010, 12:01 AM
Kulik in 1998 and Yagudin in 2002.
Kristi Yamaguchi 1992.
Yu-Na Kim 2010.
G&G both times. :D
Shen/Zhao 2010!
Klimova/Ponomarenko 1992.
Virtue/Moir 2010.

meggonzo
12-21-2010, 12:15 AM
Yagudin

Coco
12-21-2010, 12:19 AM
Nastia Liukin's:lol:

LOL, that's the name that popped into my head when I saw this thread title. I can't recall seeing anyone rise higher to a bigger occasion.

Back to skating, it seems that for me, most Olympic victories are "marred" by a little sadness for the ones who didn't win or didn't skate their best.

I loved G&G's 88 victory, but maybe that's because I didn't feel anything for their competitors. It was the beginning of my being a fan, and I just didn't know.

Also loved Shizuka's win. And since Sasha's falls were so expected, sorry - harsh but true, I wasn't that disappointed. Shizuka is such an amazing skater, even though she wasn't my favorite, I was thrilled for her. Very deserving champion.

attyfan
12-21-2010, 12:24 AM
Yagudin ... both when it happened and now.

As a Kwaniac, I was initially greatly disappointed with the '98 ladies results. However, now, it seems that all three medalists got what they really wanted: Tara, the OGM; Michelle, recognition as a legend, Chen Lu, the comeback -- which makes it very satisfying.

yaoyao
12-21-2010, 02:19 AM
Happy and satisfied for Shen&Zhao's 2010!

DreamSkates
12-21-2010, 04:23 AM
O yes - she was so classy!

Amen!

PEKINGMOO
12-21-2010, 04:35 AM
Brian Boitano in 1988...at the time. In retrospect, I can see how it could have gone either way...but what is most satisfying is that he truly had the skate of his lifetime when it mattered most. And it mattered more because Brian Orser skated so well. It was an epic sports moment.

G&G in 1988...pressure, what pressure? Love Dick Buttons quote, "It was like she was skating on air" I wish they had skated absolutely clean in 1994...I'm glad they won, but it should have been clean. They made silly mistakes on simple elements.

Lysachek in 2010...just because it had to be ANYONE but Plushenko. In essence, it was more about who didn't win as opposed to who won.