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04-14-2012, 05:53 PM
Michelle Kwan's favorite is Brian Boitano

Misha Ge, Michal Brezenia and Tomas Verner like Dai

Ashley Wagner likes Tara L.

Now that it's mentioned, I can see the Tara influence in Ashley's skating.

04-14-2012, 06:31 PM
The other favourite for Daisuke was Jeffrey Buttle. Who just did the exhibition program for Patrick :)


Your above link is to the small medal ceremony for the men's free skating.

Here is a link to Pat's 2012 Worlds exhibition skate:


Another link -- Eurosport version:


Nice choreo from Buttle, and with this choreo I see Patrick is improving artistically. I can see Jeff performing beautifully to this. Very clean and smooth execution from Patrick. Can hear a baby's cry out toward the end. Maybe, closing his eyes works for Patrick, but it doesn't make me feel any deep emotion from his skating. As a skating commentator who loves Patrick recently said about his skating: "His passion is in the blade."

Skaters do love skaters and as Tanith said during her Worlds commentary, "The number of skaters found in the audience at events proves that skaters love to watch skating too."

04-14-2012, 09:51 PM
Adam Rippon: Michelle Kwan, listed her as his favorite ATHLETE

Jeremy Abbott: Robin Cousins, his inspiration to begin to skate

Grant Hochstein: Michelle Kwan

Melissa Gregory: Brian Boitano

Kimmie Meissner: Michelle Kwan

Sarah Hughes: Michelle Kwan

Kaitlyn Yankowskas: Michelle Kwan

Brooke Castille: Michelle Kwan

Kurt Browning referred to Scott Hamilton as his "skategod for life.."
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Saturday, October 09, 2004

Kevin van der Perren quote:

Michelle Kwan is probably going to be my all-time favorite forever...on the ice - she's "The Queen." Off the ice, she's so nice to everybody and never puts on an act. Always spontaneous - I like people like that.

04-14-2012, 09:57 PM
Didn't Susanna Poykio once say that Kwan was her favorite skater?

IIRC, Johnny Weir once said that Irina Slutskaya was his favorite female skater.

04-14-2012, 10:03 PM
Didn't Susanna Poykio once say that Kwan was her favorite skater?

IIRC, Johnny Weir once said that Irina Slutskaya was his favorite female skater.

Poykio did.

Irina ultimately became a fav of Johnny's, all things Russian.

04-14-2012, 10:37 PM
Mao Asada's favorite is Tara Lipinski :)

Yukari Lepisto
04-14-2012, 10:53 PM
Huang/Zheng's fav. ice dance team is Davis/White

Jot the Dot Dot
04-15-2012, 12:06 AM
In an interview years ago, Oksana Baiul was asked who of the up-and-coming skaters had the most artistic promise, she replied "Definitely Sash Cohen!".

04-15-2012, 02:02 AM
cool thread!

-Yes, I saw a fluff piece in which S&Z cited G&G as the ideal pairs team and noted that they frequently watched videos of their skating and tried to emulate their style (G&G are my all-time favourite pair team, too:))

-I remember Katia saying that B&S were reminiscent of her and Sergei

-I believe one of Lu Chen's idols was Kristi Yamaguchi

-I read somewhere that Fumie looked up to Michelle and that Michelle taught her her first triple

-Joannie stated that Oksana Baiul and Michelle Kwan were inspirations when she was younger (and also expressed admiration for Mao Asada and Kim Yu Na)

-In the Q&A after the 4CC small medal ceremony, Patrick cited Daisuke as an inspiration and said that he had learned a lot from him

-Elena and Nikita have expressed admiration for Tessa and Scott on twitter and in an interview, respectively

-Tessa and Scott mentioned in the 4CC Q&A that they looked up to Shae and Vic and Marie-France and Patch

-In the same Q&A session, Meryl said that she and Charlie spent a lot of time around and looked up to Punsalan&Swallow and Belbin&Agosto. She also mentioned that Charlie has always looked up to Todd Eldredge, and said that they both admire Scott Hamilton and Kristi Yamaguchi (for how they have handled their success)

-And also in this Q&A, Kaitlyn Weaver said that even when they were skating in different parts of the continent, she and Andrew really admired Bourne&Kraatz and Kaitlyn mentioned that Shae is a great role model (and Andrew nodded in agreement); Kaitlyn said that they also admire Kurt Browning as a skater and person

Thanks so much for sharing. I have a lot to catch up on, and I really loved the interview with Joannie. Thanks also for the YouTube video with Patrick after the 4CC ceremony.

04-15-2012, 02:34 AM
and Evgeni Pluschenko is Evgeni Pluschenko :cool:


04-15-2012, 04:15 AM
In one of their blog entries after last year's Worlds, Volosozhar and Trankov said they were really impressed by Virtue/Moir.

04-15-2012, 06:57 PM
Justus Strid from Denmark said at worlds he really loves Jeremy Abbott's artistry.

04-15-2012, 09:36 PM
From Lambiel's official website.

His favorite skaters are:I think, from this it's quite obvious whom he is a fan of - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWvI5lJ1zvQ :D

From the current skaters Lambiel is also a fan of Daisuke Takahashi, likes Denis Ten (he has already done choreo for Ten, and apparently intends to do a new one for the next season) and Javier Fernandez, respects also Plushenko and Joubert.

Glacier cat
04-16-2012, 06:54 AM
Mishe Ge - Yagudin, Plushenko, Takahashi
Yuzuru Hanyu - Arakawa, Plushenko, Johnny Weir

04-16-2012, 09:18 AM
I think for most of Japanese skaters (ladies included) Plushenko is an idol. Or maybe I could say he is god for them.