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Mafke
09-09-2011, 10:20 AM
where did you find out Laurie's Olympic scores btw?? :)


Most likely here: A great site for data mining specific competitions.

http://www.winter-olympic-memories.com/html/results/results_top.htm

olympic
09-09-2011, 12:58 PM
Is there anyone who thinks Laurence would've finished anywhere below 2d? Is there a consensus that she would've beaten Regine Heitzer [AUT] who finished for the silver, and Petra Burka [CAN] who grabbed bronze? Just wondering ...

BTW, Heitzer has never been discussed around FSU. What type of skater was she? anti-princess like Dijkstra, or future skating phenom countrywoman Schuba?

Mafke
09-09-2011, 01:41 PM
Only Heitzer video I could find was this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y96o4e4NIA

First reaction: the skater she reminds me of more than any other is .... Dagmar Lurz (maybe it's the hair?)

gkelly
09-09-2011, 03:16 PM
Cool. So all of Heitzer's spins were clockwise and all the jumps, except the split jumps, were counterclockwise?

Maybe she'd have been a strong jumper if she'd learned to jump clockwise.

query5
09-09-2011, 04:42 PM
i want to thank bardtoob for the Olympic Fact figure in 1960.

i was curious if you Know the Olympic fact breakdown in 1956, 1964, 1968

As far as answer to question.
i would vote for laurence but i think it would been the same winner.
one doesn't know how they would have skated if both would have been in it.
how it would have went leading up to the 1964 olympics.

orbitz
09-09-2011, 05:53 PM
Compulsory figures, for the most part, determined the winners back in the days, and it was also rare that a current champion was defeated. I think Dij would have continued to win until retirement.

olympic
09-09-2011, 06:21 PM
Compulsory figures, for the most part, determined the winners back in the days, and it was also rare that a current champion was defeated. I think Dij would have continued to win until retirement.

But, what if Owen had been going into '64 as '63 World champ?

Mafke
09-09-2011, 06:35 PM
i want to thank bardtoob for the Olympic Fact figure in 1960.
i was curious if you Know the Olympic fact breakdown in 1956, 1964, 1968


Should all be here:

http://www.winter-olympic-memories.com/html/results/results_top.htm

Sasha'sSpins
09-10-2011, 03:50 AM
Most likely here: A great site for data mining specific competitions.

http://www.winter-olympic-memories.com/html/results/results_top.htm

Thank you!! :cool:

Sasha'sSpins
09-10-2011, 03:52 AM
Compulsory figures, for the most part, determined the winners back in the days, and it was also rare that a current champion was defeated. I think Dij would have continued to win until retirement.


And it rare but it was possible for a reigning champion to be beaten. Carol Heiss beat the new Olympic Champion Tenley Albright for the 1956 World title just two weeks after the Games.

I'm guessing they were both close in the figures going into their LP and I think Tenley fell on a double axel.


But, what if Owen had been going into '64 as '63 World champ?

This is true. And Maribel I am sure would have drilled Laurence in figures until she could do those tracings in her sleep.