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iceberg08
12-27-2011, 08:17 AM
Midori Ito's 1989 performance for me, as well.

I also very much liked Lu Chen's 1996 Worlds LP, Sasha Cohen's 2004 Worlds SP and Shizuka Arakawa 2004 Worlds LP, which was the skate of her life (I think much more so than her Olympic gold-winning LP).

ETA: Mao Asada's GPF and World Team Trophy SP to Clair De Lune is great as well.

briancoogaert
12-27-2011, 08:42 AM
Why Yuna's LP at Olympics not here?
And why Oksana Baiul's LP ? :lol: Empty program, just crossover crossover jump, pause, crossover crossover, jump, pause ..., plus scratchy landings.

My vote goes to other : Michelle Kwan 2001 Worlds LP :)

Maofan7
12-27-2011, 09:05 AM
Why Yuna's LP at Olympics not here?

See my initial post - Kim Yu-Na section



And why Oksana Baiul's LP ? :lol: Empty program, just crossover crossover jump, pause, crossover crossover, jump, pause ..., plus scratchy landings.

We will have to agree to disagree on that one


My vote goes to other : Michelle Kwan 2001 Worlds LP :)

A lovely program indeed. However, I prefer Michelle's 1998 Nationals programs. :)

Loves_Shizuka
12-27-2011, 10:25 AM
And where is Shizuka from 2004?!

Pfff, I am outraged. I am off to kill a kitten.

bardtoob
12-27-2011, 10:25 AM
This is the best performance in Ladies Singles ever.

Midori Ito 伊藤 みどり (JPN) - 1988 Calgary, Ladies' Long Program (HQ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgIvUjCrlgY&feature=related)

. . . but, if it must have a 3A, then

Midori Ito 伊藤 みどり(JPN) - 1989 NHK Trophy, Ladies' Free Skate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPy9Jazifns)

MikiAndoFan#1
12-27-2011, 10:35 AM
This is the best performance in Ladies Singles ever.

Midori Ito 伊藤 みどり (JPN) - 1988 Calgary, Ladies' Long Program (HQ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgIvUjCrlgY&feature=related)

. . . but, if it must have a 3A, then

Midori Ito 伊藤 みどり(JPN) - 1989 NHK Trophy, Ladies' Free Skate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPy9Jazifns)

:respec:

Maofan7
12-27-2011, 10:52 AM
And where is Shizuka from 2004?!

Pfff, I am outraged. I am off to kill a kitten.

As the old cliche goes, you cannot satisfy all of the people all of the time - go on spare the pussy!


This is the best performance in Ladies Singles ever.

Midori Ito 伊藤 みどり (JPN) - 1988 Calgary, Ladies' Long Program (HQ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgIvUjCrlgY&feature=related)

. . . but, if it must have a 3A, then

Midori Ito 伊藤 みどり(JPN) - 1989 NHK Trophy, Ladies' Free Skate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPy9Jazifns)

As for which was Midori's best skate, has to be 1989 Worlds LP. There was no triple axel in her 1988 Olympic LP. As for her NHK 1989 LP, another superb performance in which she again landed all of the 6 different triples in the same program. So how do you choose which was the best? Well, the deciding factor has to be that in the 1989 Worlds, she was skating in a pressure cooker atmosphere going for her first world title (which unfortunately would ultimately be her only world title) with Jill Trenary in close contention. To do what she did in that context was absolutely incredible. That for me makes it her best performance. The atmosphere at the NHK in front of her home crowd was far more relaxed. Hence, 1989 Worlds was the best for me, with the 1989 NHK second.

aftershocks
12-27-2011, 10:56 AM
My picks:

Janet Lynn 1970 U.S. Nationals fs
Michelle Kwan 1996 Worlds fs
Midori Ito 1989 Worlds fs
Michelle Kwan 1998 U.S. Nationals sp and fs
Midori Ito 1988 Olympic fs

Moka-Ananas
12-27-2011, 10:59 AM
Slutskaya's FP from 2005 Worlds, hands down.
I remember me and my mother sitting in front of the tv crying like babies :lol:

PashaFan
12-27-2011, 11:13 AM
For me it was Nancy Kerrigan's free skate at the 1994 Olympics.
Yes, she doubled the flip but no one ever (maybe Kwan in 1998 Olympics) had to go on to the ice with more attention. The way she held it together was amazing.
Kwan at the 98 US Champs would be a close second with Arakawa at the 04 Worlds then it would be Kwan at the 2000 Worlds (just coz I've watched it about a hundred times & never get bored !).

paskatefan
12-27-2011, 11:35 AM
Of these listed choices, I had to go for Michele's LP @ 1998 US Nationals (what an honor to see it live). My absolutely favorite Olympic performance has to be Midori Ito's 1988 Calgary free skate!

Jenny81
12-27-2011, 11:36 AM
It is likely if you are a fan of a particular skater, or style, their greatest performance is likely to be the greatest to you and here would be the perfect place to share them.

As far as the real world is concerned however, the 'greatest' performance is likely to be the one that has won the biggest championship, smashed all the world records,
being repeated replayed on youtube, and mentioned the most by the world press in multiple languages.
It should have rippling effect include attract new fans to the sport, and set new bars in figure skating to be savored and appreciated in the many years to come.
- by os168 (from Goldenskate) -

=> I totally agreed with this post. :respec:



For me, there's no doubt that this is 'the Greatest performance' in ladies' figure skating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc35PYNEQMk&feature=player_detailpage


Her great performances & distinguished achievements in figure skating will be remembered for years to come.

Jarrett
12-27-2011, 12:31 PM
Ito wins from these options offered.

l'etoile
12-27-2011, 01:00 PM
For me Michelle's '98 Nationals FS and Yuna's Olympic FS ties. Each had particular circumstances of facing pressures, Michelle having to meet incredibly high expectation after injuries and Yuna having to have THE perfect skates under the immense pressure from her countrymen watching. (Heck, while the girl was skating, Korea's stock exchange market was silenced!) And boy did they deliver the way that no one could ever do, like one cannot want no more!

smarts1
12-27-2011, 03:48 PM
Yuna's 2010 Olympics LP performance did nothing for me. I felt like her only mission was to land the jumps. The performance was pretty uninspired IMO. You compare it to what Sarah Hughes did in '02 (who even screamed at the end of her performance and got a standing ovation even before the program ended) and what Tara did in 98 and Yuna's 2010 Olympics LP performance was quite reserved.