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Macassar88
07-21-2012, 02:22 AM
Sarah gets no love around here. She had a very good double axel.

There was a huge prerotation and underrotation

pollyanna
07-21-2012, 02:35 AM
I don't think Schuba deserves to be voted out early... her free skating was meh, but her figures were far and beyond what any woman or man ever achieved in that aspect.


I feel the same way. Two World silvers, two European golds, two World golds, Olympic gold, and reputedly the best compulsory figures skater ever. She was a respectable fifth in Grenoble (a great event IMO), and had to beat an all-rounder like Magnussen and a prodigious talent like Lynn in order to win in Sapporo. That makes her an all-time great in my book.
I agree with you guys. I used to be so upset about my idol Janet Lynn not winning, but over the years, I have come to respect Schuba's extraordinary talent and how she dominated the scoring system in which she competed.

For me, it's a no-brainer, it's Oksana Baiul. She had the potential to be one of the greatest ever, but she was gifted the gold too early for a long program that was choreographically crappy and not all that well performed.

smarts1
07-21-2012, 03:29 AM
There was a huge prerotation and underrotation

I wish people would stop saying stuff like that about skaters' jumps. :rolleyes:

Macassar88
07-21-2012, 03:48 AM
I wish people would stop saying stuff like that about skaters' jumps. :rolleyes:

I wish the skaters would stop doing these things. It isn't all skaters that do them, so it's a matter of good vs bad technique. Skating is a sport and needs rules. Not penalizing prerotation is like allowing false starts in track/swimming.

judgejudy27
07-21-2012, 03:56 AM
The great Trixi Schuba was probably the greatest compulsory figures skater ever at a time when figures was over half of the competitive score and had been for decades. That already makes her greater than half of the skaters on this list of great skaters IMO.

I know she probably wont go this round but my vote is easily for Annette Poetzsch. She isnt that good a skater and won in a really weak year, probably the weakest ladies field ever from 1977-1980 is where all her titles came. She was the best figures skater of her time, but not one of the best figures skaters of all time, and just an ok free skater, and very inconsistent, usually bombing atleast 1 program per major event, and did in Lake Placid with the short program.

skateboy
07-21-2012, 04:07 AM
I wish the skaters would stop doing these things. It isn't all skaters that do them, so it's a matter of good vs bad technique. Skating is a sport and needs rules. Not penalizing prerotation is like allowing false starts in track/swimming.

Fair enough, but while I'll be the first to admit that Sarah had her share of less than fully rotated triples, it's simply not true about her double axel, especially the one in her Oly LP.

shady82
07-21-2012, 04:29 AM
I too voted for Poetzch, because I don't think she was getting enough votes and is weak enough to be eliminated this round.

gingercrush
07-21-2012, 05:00 AM
I voted for Hughes. But can we not vote off Schuba she rocks and Poetzsch needs to stay around too. How can you not like Germans that beat the terrible Americans ;;;)

Oh and while Witt has the two Olympic Golds and multiple world championships. I think the winner should ultimately be Hamill.

blue_idealist
07-21-2012, 07:15 AM
Oksana Baiul. Granted, I don't know much about Poetzsch, Schuba, or Dijkstra.

robinhood
07-21-2012, 12:25 PM
There was a huge prerotation and underrotation

:confused:Sarah's double axel was easily her best jump. Very good height and distance and great flow coming out of it

Jaana
07-21-2012, 05:58 PM
Schuba was the most awful freeskate skater... I voted though for Hughes, because Slutskaya should have won that Olympics (Hughes was way overscored for her UR jumps and Slutskaya should have won the sp and because of that she would have won the gold medal).

berthesghost
07-21-2012, 09:24 PM
Oksana Baiul. Granted, I don't know much about Poetzsch, Schuba, or Dijkstra.Poetzsch: Cheesy Frau Muller clone. 4th in SP (should have been 6th) and 3rd in LP, she won due to questionable insurmountable lead in figures.
Schuba: clunky free skater who won because she was/is the undisputed queen of figure skating. It's a travesty she's losing this poll to Poetzsch.
Dijkstra: another clunky free skater who none-the-less completely dominated skating for 4 years: Oly silver, 3 WCs, and OGM she was like completely undefeated for 4 years.

VALuvsMKwan
07-21-2012, 09:39 PM
Bauil.

ZuZu
07-21-2012, 10:13 PM
At last a poll kwawn cannot win!!! :cheer:

ChelleC
07-21-2012, 11:58 PM
So Michelle Kwan won't win this poll?:)


There'll be a sizable write in vote for the Kween at the end. :slinkaway